My independent press, in conjunction with Gryphonwood Press in the US, is running a Halloween special where we’re offering all our books in ebook format for nothing, just for Halloween.

Here’s the announcement from the Blade Red Press website:

Here at Blade Red Press we’re very pleased to announce a special offer in conjunction with our good friends, Gryphonwood Press. On October 31st, to celebrate Halloween, both Blade Red and Gryphonwood will be offering their entire catalogues for free in ebook format at Smashwords. The beauty of the Smashwords store is that all books are available in every ebook format, including Kindle-friendly .mobi. That means that you can get any book from Blade Red Press or Gryphonwood Press, in any ebook format, for nothing. Free. No catch, just free.

Here’s the press release for this promotion:

Publishers Provide Halloween Treat!

October 29, 2009 — Ebook lovers will be getting a special treat this Halloween. On October 31, Gryphonwood Press, along with Australian-based Blade Red Press, will be giving away their entire catalog of electronic books for free. The giveaway includes popular speculative fiction titles in a variety of sub-genres, as well as thrillers and an anthology of short fiction. “There is something here for every reader,” says Blade Red’s Alan Baxter.

Books will be available through ebook distributor Smashwords in multiple electronic formats, including Kindle-compatible. Thriller author David Wood sees this as an opportunity for authors from both publishing houses to broaden their readerships. “Ebooks are an integral part of the future of publishing, and I’m excited to be a part of this promotion.” Visit the websites at Gryphonwood Press and Blade Red Press for details.

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To take advantage of this offer you’ll need to enter special coupon codes at Smashwords. For coupons for all the Gryphonwood titles, check this page of the Gryphonwood blog.

For our titles, use the following codes:

RealmShift by Alan Baxter – DK99C
MageSign by Alan Baxter – HH65A
Ghost Of The Black by Alan Baxter – Already free at Smashwords.

Maggots Of Heresy by Michael Fridman – Already free at Smashwords.

You can find all the books under the relevant publisher’s page at Smashwords:

Here’s the Blade Red Press page.

Here’s the Gryphonwood Press page.

So go and treat yourself to some free ebooks for Halloween. And tell your friends!