The website has long been in need of a major overhaul and has
received a slight one, although at present we have no plans to
publish further Ansible E-ditions titles. If we had some laurels
handy, we'd be resting on them.
The Cosmos Books/Ansible E-ditions co-publishing scheme
continues. John Sladek's collection Keep
the Giraffe Burning became available in late 2004. Then
came long delays while Cosmos moved to new American premises, with
attendant disasters and the loss of their (our) regular jacket
designer. Now we have caught up: the remaining Sladek collections
The Lunatics of Terra
and The Steam-Driven Boy
have all been (re)delivered to Cosmos for imminent publication....
After extremely unsophisticated comparisons of Ansible E-ditions
sales in the e-book and POD formats (the latter as part of our
co-publishing arrangement with Cosmos), we are shifting our
emphasis to printed books. Feedback is very welcome.
Print-on-Demand editions. This is
good news for readers who prefer books as physical objects rather
than electronic texts. We have arranged a co-publishing deal with
Cosmos Books, an
imprint of Wildside Press
– perhaps America's most prolific publisher of SF and
fantasy in print-on-demand format. Ansible E-ditions supplies
Cosmos with books in fully typeset electronic form –
designed for print. Both our initial e-books, David I. Masson's
The Caltraps of Time
and John Sladek's Wholly
Smokes appeared as Cosmos print editions in 2003.