Free epic fantasy hits iTunes


Continuing its commitment to digital publishing through its READ ANYTHING campaign, Solaris Books is delighted to announce a preview book now available on iTunes ? for free!

The Wizard?s Coming is now available as a free ebook on iTunes, which serves as an excellent introduction to the brand new epic fantasy series, The Hadrumal Crisis , by Juliet E. McKenna.

Discover the fallout from the events in The Wizard’s Coming in McKenna’s Dangerous Waters , which was published in August and is also available on iTunes.

READ ANYTHING is the campaign by Solaris and Abaddon Books, two of the freshest genre publishers in the UK today, to encourage people to use their eReaders to explore genres outside of their usual comfort zones. The revolution in eReaders gives readers the freedom to read whatever they want ? fantasy, science-fiction, horror, urban fantasy, Steampunk, historical action, ANYTHING . They?re perfect to explore genre fiction you never knew even existed!

The two imprints produce books that transcend lazy genre clich?s: explore the Steampunk world of Pax Britannia on your iPad, the terrifying sink estate of The Concrete Grove on your Kindle, or soaring SF epics such as The Recollection and The Kings of Eternity .

The Wizard?s Coming is just the first of the free ebooks that will be made available on iTunes.

?Electronic publishing and e-books provide a whole host of opportunities for the publisher and reader,? said Jon Oliver , editor-in-chief of Abaddon Books and Solaris. ?We can get our books out now to an even wider audience and we?re looking forward to welcoming new fans to the world of genre.?

Links for The Wizard?s Coming : … iTunes UK … iTunes AU … iTunes CA … iTunes US … iTunes FR … iTunes DE

Links for Dangerous Waters , the first book in the The Hadrumal Crisis series: … iTunes UK … iTunes AU … iTunes CA … iTunes US … iTunes FR … iTunes DE


The READ ANYTHING campaign from Solaris and Abaddon Books aims to do away with judging a book, or rather its reader, by its cover. At last, content shall be king with whole new worlds of genre publishing opening up to readers.

Solaris and Abaddon don?t just release eBooks ? we want to provide new and exciting material for readers. Both imprints will:

? ???????? publish every new book as an eBook on multiple platforms on the same day as it sees prints

? ???????? publish the first chapter of every new book online, for free, ahead of publication

? ???????? publish selected future titles exclusively as eBooks

? ???????? introduce new ways to share eBooks with your friends and family.

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