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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fantasy Book Savings!

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Oh my oh my how I’ve been looking forward to this. If you’ve been planning to get the Rucksack Universe for someone on your gift list, there’s no better time than now to save big on e-books, signed paperbacks, and book bundles! These Black Friday savings are good through Nov. 30, so you can save all weekend and on Cyber Monday too!

Author-Only Savings

During Black Friday, you’ll save the most when you order directly from my secure author store at Selz.

99¢ e-books

$2.99 e-book bundles (includes formats for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks & more!)

FREE US shipping on signed paperbacks*

$25 signed paperback bundles (save big off the combined cover price of $33.97) + US FREE Shipping*

* For all non-US paperback orders through my store, shipping is $30 per order

99¢ E-books

Over Black Friday, all Rucksack Universe e-books are only $0.99 each at my store, Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more.

>> Get the Universe at Black Friday Savings < <

NEW: Get Rucksack Universe e-books from your library with Library Journal, BiblioBoard & SELF-e

A new library-focused partnership from Library Journal and Biblioboard

Get Anthony St. Clair e-books from your library with Library Journal SELF-e Select

Some good news came in to the Rucksack Press world headquarters this week. A while back I submitted all 3 of my books—The Martini of Destiny, Home Sweet Road, and Forever the Road—to a new e-book service for libraries, SELF-e, from Library Journal and BiblioBoard.

SELF-e - e-books for libraries, powered by Library JournalI love libraries, and my family and I are big supporters of our local Eugene Public Library. (We were even part of an early literacy public awareness video campaign.) Making my e-books  widely available in libraries is a big deal to me. I use my library to find books I want to buy, as well as for research for my stories. Having my e-books available for free to readers through libraries is part of giving back to the public and to the library.

My books are part of SELF-e curated collections. They’ll be featured selections shared with subscribing libraries all over the US on BiblioBoard Library. The first Library Journal SELF-e Select collections are expected to be available to libraries this month, making them available to readers nationwide.

Oregon readers and Oregon libraries looking for Oregon authors can also find my books in SELF-e’s Indie State module as a “highlighted selection.” SELF-e is also updating their GoodReads group with selections.

See you at the library!

Rucksack Universe E-books Now Available from Google Play

Get it on Google Play Books

All Rucksack Universe e-books now available on Google Play!

Fan of Google Play? Now you can get all Rucksack Universe e-books from Google Play »

‘Nuff said.

Eugene Readers: The Rucksack Universe is at Tsunami Books

Tsunami Books, local Eugene indie bookstore

Eugene/Springfield readers, if you’re looking locally for my books, you can now find all 3 Rucksack Universe books on the shelf at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene (541.345.8986).

Each copy of The Martini of Destiny, Home Sweet Road, and Forever the Road is dated, signed, and numbered too.

Have at it, folks. Support your local indie bookstore!

New Interview! Two Ends of the Pen

Two Ends of the Pen interview with author Anthony St. Clair

The wonderful folks at Two Ends of the Pen just posted their interview with me. We talk about Forever the Road, my writing and editing process, Home Sweet Road, why I’m an indie author, life, hobbies, and a lot more:

Did you hire an editor to review your manuscript before publishing?
Egads, yes. I’m just as avid a reader as an author, so I know how important it is for a book to be high-quality, error-free, and more polished than the finest diamond.

After intense planning and writing, I have a chief reader and a team of beta readers who read the manuscript first, then I go through multiple revisions until I’ve fixed everything I can possibly fix. From there the manuscript goes to my copy editor, who won my business over half a dozen others. (I will work with him as long as he’ll have me.) Once he’s done, I do a read-out-loud-with-red-pen-and-paper edit, then a final read-through on my Kindle.

On the copyright page of my books I’ve also started including an email address where readers can send corrections. Quality is everything to me.

Check out the interview »

Rucksack Reading Tonight at Tsunami Books, Eugene

Tonight from 7-9 p.m., June 5, 2014, at Tsunami Books, I’m joining 7 other local authors with readings from our recently published works.

It’s all part of the Mid-Valley Author Celebration and Reading for the Mid-Valley Chapter of Willamette Writers. The event is open to public, with a suggested donation of a book for kids or a small cash donation.

I’ll be reading a selection from my second Rucksack Universe book, Home Sweet Road. Books will be available for sale from all of tonight’s authors.

See you there!

Kobo Next and More HOME SWEET ROAD News

I’ve been a bit quiet lately, but for good reasons (more on that in a later post). Of late though, the Internet has kindly been unquiet about my wee Rucksack Universe stories

Kobo Next Features Home Sweet Road

Home Sweet Road listed on Kobo Next alongside titles from Hugh Howey and Lindsay Buroker.

Hugh Howey. Lindsay Buroker… Anthony St. Clair?

Kobo fans, you may be familiar with Kobo Next, Kobo’s list of suggested titles from up-and-coming authors:

Are you searching for a new author to enjoy? Would you love to find a hidden gem that you can recommend to all your friends? Kobo Next eBooks allows readers to discover lesser-known authors who are poised to become the next big thing. If you want to be the first to read a book that could soon become a bestseller, Kobo Next is for you.

Buy now from KoboWell, Kobo Next has Home Sweet Road listed in their Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reads, right alongside other indie authors such as Lindsay Buroker and Hugh Howey.

Thanks a million to Kobo for the listing, and to folks soon to read Home Sweet Road on their Kobo device!

Home Sweet Road E-book Comes to New Stores

In addition to getting the e-book edition of Home Sweet Road at Kobo, you can also get it in some other new stores too:

Buy now from Barnes and Noble

Buy now from Smashwords

Buy now from Books-A-Million

Home Sweet Road will be coming to more stores in the next few weeks, including iBooks. You can always find a full list of store here, or ask for the paperback in your favorite bookstore.


Home Sweet Road now has 4 5-star reviews at! Here’s the most recent:

Home Sweet Road caught me and wouldn’t let go. The magic of Ireland whispers through this story. You can smell the smoke of peat fires and the briny sea and the rich green grass. You can hear the music drifting through a traditional Irish pub and feel the friendly camaraderie you may have experienced if you ever visited one. But a new edge will soon take you away from the familiar you thought you knew, as a new kind of magic begins to make you wary. Who can you trust in this Ireland of a later date beyond our own time, maybe a wee bit beyond our own realm? Or maybe far beyond. Aisling, novice Awen of Ireland, wants to know. Needs to know.

Lucky for me this book’s a novella, because it would have been a late night. I picked it up one evening just to see how the book started out. Sometime later that night I finished it, and knew that the next night I had to go back to the beginning book in the series I’d meant to read first. Home Sweet Road is a delightful read, especially for those who love to travel—even if only in their armchairs.

If you haven’t reviewed Home Sweet Road yet, I hope you’ll take a minute or two and do so. Even a couple of sentences is a big help. Reviews are one of the major ways readers find new authors like me. Review Home Sweet Road at your favorite online bookstore, and thank you!

Less Leather. More Beer. The Invention of BeerPunk – Sword & Laser Podcast

The Invention of BeerPunk — Sword & Laser Podcast #172, Apr. 23, 2014It was so much fun talking with Tom and Veronica on the Sword & Laser Podcast, in which we discuss…

  • being on the forefront of a new genre involving beer and travel…
  • the secret for planning a book with one word…
  • and how urban fantasy needs fewer leather pants and swords, and more beer and backpacks

It’s all on my recent appearance on the Sword & Laser Podcast. Check out the video or audio here »

The Thursday Interview + Home Sweet Road Sale

New Interview »

The Thursday Interview - 10 Questions with Anthony St. Clair

The good folks at The Thursday Interview had 10 questions for me about the Rucksack Universe, travel, writing, love, destiny, and more.

The Thursday Interview: Anthony St. Clair, author of HOME SWEET ROAD »

HOME SWEET ROAD E-book Sale Continues »

Home Sweet RoadIn other news, the HOME SWEET ROAD Kindle e-book sale continues at and

Regularly $2.99, the sale price goes up today. Depending on time where you are, the price will be either $0.99/£0.99, or it will have gone up to $1.99/£1.99.

Get HOME SWEET ROAD on sale today thru Apr. 20:

Buy now from

Buy now from

Get Home Sweet Road for $0.99

HOME SWEET ROAD, a Rucksack Universe Travel Fantasy NovellaE-book $0.99/£0.99 Today & Tomorrow

Only at &

Home Sweet Road—the Rucksack Universe’s latest tale of wit, adventure, and beer—is on sale this week! This special e-book price is only available at and On Thursday, the price goes up:

  • Apr. 15-17, $0.99/£0.99
  • Apr. 17-20, $1.99/£1.99

On Apr. 20, the e-book price returns to its usual $2.99/£2.99 (the paperback is its usual price).

Get Home Sweet Road for $0.99 »


Anthony St. Clair - Travel Fantasy Author / Craft Beer Writer / Business Copywriter

Author and copywriter Anthony St. Clair has specialized in online content since 2000, blogged since 2004 and is the author of the Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

FREE Sample

Check out this free sample of FOREVER THE ROAD

Anthony's third book, FOREVER THE ROAD, is a Best Books 2015 Fantasy pick from Library Journal's SELF-e, and a 2015 Oregon Book Award nominee.

Download your free sample to find out why Nth Degree's reviewer said this "high-stakes story, told with wit and compassion," left him "completely gobsmacked."

Rucksack Universe

Travel fantasy tales
of wit, adventure & beer

Forever the Road by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novel - learn more and buy now

Home Sweet Road by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novella - learn more and buy now

The Martini of Destiny by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novella - learn more and buy now

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