I'm delighted to announce that:
The Best of Strange Horizons: Year Oneis now available for ordering! Steve Berman, publisher at Lethe Press, has copies in hand, and you too can have a copy -- all you have to do is tell him you want one.
Now, ordering in time for Christmas is slightly complicated. If you wait patiently, Amazon and B&N will be ready to take orders in a few weeks -- but that probably won't arrive in time. Instead, we offer you a super-duper way to order your copy right now -- just follow my special instructions:
Please note: If you are on the SH staff, if you are a contributor to this volume, or if you signed up to be a member of SH, special instructions with your relevant discounts will be e-mailed to your shortly. You can ignore the rest of this message. :-)
To order The Best of Strange Horizons: Year One for Christmas delivery, you must place your order by Wednesday, December 10th. That's next week. Steve is offering free priority mail shipping on any orders placed by the 10th, assuming that your payment arrives in some form by the 12th.
Note: I'm not sure the free shipping applies outside the U.S. -- you'd need to check that with Steve.
Please choose one of the following payment methods:
-- to pay by check or money order:
a) send an e-mail to Steve Berman at Lethe Press (firstname.lastname@example.org), letting him know of your desire, along with the number of copies you want, and the address you want them sent to; you may want to request a confirmation from Steve -- Lethe has a spam filter which occasionally deletes my mail to him.-- to pay by credit card or PayPal, through Strange Horizons (we'll sort it out with Lethe later), do this:
b) then send a check or money order to Lethe Press for $15/copy ordered -- when he receives the money, he'll ship out your books.
a) have or get a PayPal account -- it's quick to set up and free, and I've found it quite reliable, personally
b) send an e-mail to Steve Berman at Lethe Press (email@example.com), letting him know of your desire, along with the number of copies you want, and the address you want them sent to; you may want to request a confirmation from Steve -- Lethe has a spam filter which occasionally deletes my mail to him.
c) copy me (editor@strangehorizons) on that e-mail, so I can keep a record
d) use the SH donor page and click on the PayPal link -- fill in the appropriate amount, at $15/copy desired.
Whew! I think that's it. Please let me know if you have any questions -- this should all be much simpler in a few weeks when the Amazon, B&N, and Lethe ordering pages are up, but this is the process for now. Thanks! Buy a copy! Buy lots! Buy them for your friends! Your relatives! The nice lady at the library!
Strange Horizons receives 40% of every sale, which we then split with the contributors to the volume.