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Beginning now (March 3rd) through March 11th, we’re offering 30% off every single ebook title published by Untreed Reads throughout The Untreed Reads Store.  VERY IMPORTANT!!:  There is no discount code for this promotion.  The 30% off will automatically show up during the last step of the checkout process.  . . .  Remember that when people purchase through our store they get EPUB, PDF and Kindle versions for just one price!  Plus, they Pedscan gift a title to someone or send an ebook directly to their Kindle.  So begins the announcement from Jay Hartman of Untreed Reads Publishing, home of two stand-alone short story e-chapbooks by me, the steampunkish-mystery VANITAS and Christmas horror I’M DREAMING OF A. . ., plus my dystopic science fiction novelette PEDS.  To take advantage, press the picture of any of these in the center column and, as an extra, you’ll also find the New Year’s Eve anthology YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR with its opening story, “Appointment in Time,” also by me.

So what’s the occasion?  According to Editor Hartman:  Every year, the ebook world celebrates Read An Ebook Week, and this year is certainly no different!  This year, the dates of the event are Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, March 11th.  Also, he points out, although the discount is only 25%, PEDS and I’M DREAMING OF. . . . are also on sale at DriveThruFiction from March 5 through 11, which can be reached by pressing here.  No coupon code is needed for either sale, though the one directly from Untreed Reads seems the better deal.


The announcement is out today that Untreed Reads Publishing is offering 50 percent off on all its ebook titles from now through Christmas Day, December 25.  This should include my individual short-story chapbooks VANITAS and (with a Christmas-horror theme to boot!) I’M DREAMING OF A. . . . and the science fiction novelette PEDS.  To check it out, press any of the three books’ pictures in the center column or press here.  Then, should you wish to order one or more, discount instructions should appear on the final page during the checkout process.  (Note that the New Year’s Eve anthology YEAR’S END with my opening story “Appointment in Time” is also on sale, for which the same instructions should apply, or, if one wishes to browse the entire Untreed Reads stock, their store page can be reached by pressing here.)

Wednesday’s half-price sale is still on at Kobo (cf. just below) but, for those who prefer their fiction on Kindle — at least for short stories — Untreed Reads’s own store is offering them this weekend in multiple formats for fifty cents each.  Kobo, on the other hand, while at the same price for stories listing at $0.99, offers EPUB format but doesn’t have Kindle.

As for Untreed reads, let Editor/Publisher Jay Hartman explain:  “Just a heads-up that all short stories in all categories have been marked down to $0.50 for this weekend . . . Untreed Reads is transitioning away from stand-alone short stories, but we do want to make the ones we have right now more attractive to buyers.

“The sale is scheduled to end at 11:30 pm on Sunday, September 15th. HOWEVER, more than likely, we will be putting the distribution titles back to their regular price and leaving the Untreed Reads short stories at $0.50 for a while longer. We want to see if we can get more movement out of these titles.”

So some sale prices may actually be available after Sunday, but, again, only for short stories and, for this sale, only at the Untreed Reads Store — while the Kobo sale will continue all month for all lengths of story, but excludes Kindle format.

Confused?  I know I am.  But the bottom line, at least for my work:  If you’d like to get my Christmas horror tale I’M DREAMING OF A. . . or my steampunk/mystery VANITAS for just fifty cents each and in Kindle format, just click their pictures in the center column of this page, but best do it by 11:30 p.m. tomorrow just in case.  If you prefer EPUB (including Nook, etc.) you have a choice of clicking the picture to purchase directly from Untreed Reads or going to the URL at the bottom of Wednesday’s post for Kobo.  But if you’d like a bargain price for my near-future SF story PEDS, you’ll have to go to Kobo for that because it’s priced as a novelette, not a short story, and hence isn’t part of the Untreed Reads sale (and, as a reminder, the Kobo sale may also include other titles by me, or with work of mine in them, like POLUDNITSA or TELLING TALES OF TERROR or even Untreed Reads’s own New Year’s anthology YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR).

This just came in from Jay Hartman of Untreed Reads  Publications (cf. August 29, et al.):  “I just received word from Kobo ( that there is a coupon code that is good for the entire month that will give readers 50% off their purchase.  That means that every single title by Untreed Reads and all of its distribution clients can be purchased at 50% off with the code, and there is no limit to the number of titles that can be purchased.  Of course, any other non-discounted titles are also eligible with the coupon.”  There are a few rules — or at least things to know.  Books purchased through Kobo are in EPUB format, which means that while they can be read on almost every computer or ebook device in the world — Kobo, in fact, has its own free app that can be used with Nook, Mac, or iPad, etc. — they cannot be read on Kindle or with the Kindle app.  Also, if not in the US, there still shouldn’t be any problem — Kobo can be reached by readers from around the world.

I hasten to add, I have three stand-alone short fiction electronic chapbooks in this myself, PEDS, VANITAS, and I’M DREAMING OF A. . .,  as well as a story in the Untreed Reads anthology YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR (and I’M DREAMING OF A. . . is a Christmas tale too!), although when I checked out Kobo myself (searching first on “James S. Dorr”) I was unable to find VANITAS until I asked for it specifically by title.  (I was also able to find my non-Untreed Reads short fantasy e-chapbook POLUDNITSA and anthologies LIMELIGHT and POST APOCALYPTIC RAIDS with stories by me which I’m assuming are part of the sale too.  Also Damnation Books’s TELLING TALES OF TERROR — with introduction by me — by searching for it by title and my e-chapbook THE GARDEN by searching for “James Dorr Garden.”)  The pictures of five of these books in the center column here won’t take you to the sale, however — for this one you need to either go directly to Kobo or, better, use the special  URL .

So again the sale is for the entire rest of the month of September.  Also, the coupon code to use for all sale purchases is:  Sept50

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