I’ve tended to assume in the past that whatever I post here will reach all of Castalia House’s readers, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that this is no longer the case. So, it’s been suggested that we start a mailing list which will let people know whenever we have a new release out.
I was a little hesitant about the idea, because I often find myself added to mailing lists in which I have no interest, so I didn’t want to do it unless we could offer some material benefit to those on the mailing list. After some consultation with a few of our Authors and Associates, I believe we have come up with a reasonable solution of potential benefit to everyone involved.
Here is the plan. We will email the entire list when we have a new release. This may be what we consider to be a major release such as SOMEWHITHER by John C. Wright, or a minor release, such as a new Castalia Classic, a new foreign language translation, or a new set of Associate works.
In the case of a minor release, it’s just a notification. But when we have a major release, anyone from the mailing list who buys the new release within three days of the email announcement will, in addition to the book purchased, receive a second book of his choice free from the list of five books that are on offer for that particular new release. So, if you’re on the mailing list, you’ll receive two books for the price of one if you buy a new book upon release.
If you’ve purchased a book directly from the Castalia Store, then you’re already on the mailing list, which is good to go. (We will, of course, provide an unsubscribe option for those customers who don’t want to be on it.) If you haven’t bought a book directly from the Castalia Store but would like to be on the mailing list, please send me an email with LIST in the subject. We’re not going to spam anyone or sell the list, just announce new releases. Keep in mind that the Castalia Store sells books in DRM-free EPUB format, so if your primary ereader is Kindle and you don’t know how to convert ebook formats, or don’t want to bother, you should continue buying your books from Amazon. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t be on the list if you simply want to be informed whenever we have a new release out.
If you have any suggestions for improving this mailing list, please feel free to share your ideas here.
Since we’re on the subject of Castalia House, the blog now features a short interview that I did as part of a college student’s research paper, JartStar offers observations on cover design, Jeffro continues his literary spelunking into Appendix N with a book that might make for a great Castalia Classic, and Mascaro reviews the first book in THE THEOGONY by one of Castalia’s Associates.
Before the end of the year, we expect to publish at least four more books, two by William S. Lind, one by John C. Wright, and the aforementioned anthology of military science fiction.