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Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DAVE BRAUND-PHILLIPS: CFZ's first-ever eBook goes on sale



Dave Braund-Phillips writes....

Today is a very important day for publishing at the CFZ: today is the day our very first ebook goes on sale. It is the start of almost the entire CFZ Press catalogue going digital. As we have done in this first book, we will do our best in all the books to include all the brilliantly illustrated pictures, drawings and text as if you were reading the paper copy.

And what a brilliant book to start with, our very first ebook is "Green, Unpleasant, Land" - a brilliant book of 18 short horror stories by our very own Director of Zoology Richard Freeman.



Currently the ebooks will be for sale all over the world via the Amazon Kindle store but this does not restrict the books to Kindle devices only; it can be viewed on any device allowing access to a Amazon Kindle account. Only this morning I was reading the book on my Motarola Xoom2. Expansion into the Android Play Store is imminent and you will certainly get a new post for me when that happens.

We have also given the ebooks a significant reduction in price. This first book, "Green, Unpleasant, Land," can be purchased in Kindle form from the link below for just £5.14 in the UK. We intended this size of book to be £4.99 - however, the frustrating powers that be have deemed that digital books deserve the addition of VAT, thanks guys!

Regardless of that, you can look forward in the next few months to seeing lots of your favourite CFZ Press books available in digital. I would like to think by this year's New and very Exciting Weird Weekend - http://www.weirdweekend.org/ you will not only have a chance to buy paper copies of the CFZ Press book collection but will also have access to many of those books in digital form.

I hope you're as excited as I am.

 

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