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    Hello chaps and chapetters, April 15th is not a great day, really. Except it is publication day for John Kessel s new collection The Baum Plan for Financial
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      Hello chaps and chapetters,

      April 15th is not a great day, really. Except it is publication day
      for John Kessel's new collection The Baum Plan for Financial
      Independence and Other Stories and you can download it for free. Not

      Here's the short form�more links and so on below:


      Please do pass the word along and enjoy the book. More from us soon
      with further plans to send more great books out into The World.


      Mail order: http://lcrw.net/smallbeer/ordersheet.htm
      Buy ebook: http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/eBook65812.htm?cache

      Powells: http://www.powells.com/biblio?
      Locally: http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?

      Trade paperback:
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      Locally: http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?



      April 15, 2008

      Today, April 15, 2008, is tax day in the USA and we all need cheering
      up. We�re celebrating at Small Beer Press by publishing John Kessel�s
      first collection of short stories in ten years, The Baum Plan for
      Financial Independence and Other Stories, as well as releasing it as
      a free download in a number of completely open formats�with, of
      course, no Digital Rights Management (DRM).

      The Baum Plan includes Kessel�s Tiptree Award winning �Stories for
      Men� (gender inequality meet Fight Club . . . on the moon), �Pride
      and Prometheus,� a mashup of Frankenstein and Jane Austen, and
      �Powerless,� an amazing mix of pulp fictions, paranoia, and academia.

      The Baum Plan is licensed under a Creative Commons (Attribution-
      NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license allowing readers to share the
      stories with friends and generally have at them in any remixing/
      interpretation/Web 2.0 huddly-cuddly noncommercial manner. The
      collection is provided in these formats: low-res PDF, HTML, RTF, and
      text file. We encourage any and all conversions into other formats.

      John Kessel is the co-director of the creative writing program at
      North Carolina State University in Raleigh. A winner of the Nebula,
      Sturgeon, Locus, and Tiptree Awards, his books include Good News from
      Outer Space, Corrupting Dr. Nice, and The Pure Product. His story
      collection, Meeting in Infinity, was a New York Times Notable Book of
      1992. Most recently, with James Patrick Kelly he edited the
      anthologies Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology and
      Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology. He lives with his wife and
      daughter in Raleigh, North Carolina.

      Small Beer Press is an independent press based in Easthampton,
      Massachusetts. Since its founding in 2000 in Brooklyn, Small Beer
      Press has published Kelly Link�s collections Stranger Things Happen
      (Salon Best Books of the Year) and Magic for Beginners (Time Magazine
      Best Books of the Year); Ursula K. Le Guin�s translation of Ang�lica
      Gorodischer�s novel Kalpa Imperial; Carol Emshwiller�s The Mount
      (Philip K. Dick Award winner); Sean Stewart�s Perfect Circle; Story
      Prize Finalist Mothers & Other Monsters by Maureen F. McHugh, and
      John Crowley�s Endless Things, among others. Small Beer also
      publishes a small lit-zine, LCRW.

      In July 2005 Small Beer Press released Kelly Link's first collection,
      Stranger Things Happen, online under a Creative Commons license. It
      has since been downloaded more than 50,000 times.


      Get your copy here: http://lcrw.net/kessel/


      Small Beer Press
      150 Pleasant St., #306
      Easthampton, MA 01027

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