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December Bookshop Roundup

10 new bookshops and plenty of choice for holiday e-books!

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Here's the latest roundup of fantastic DRM-free bookshops I've added between the 11th-17th of December. We have magazines, manga, romance, sci-fi, and plenty of comics.

Happy Reading!

Unwinnable

Added 11th of December, 2020

Unwinnable is a website and digital magazine, founded in 2010 to provide a different kind of cultural criticism.

"We love to read about different perspectives, so we set out to collect a diverse group of contributors, amateur and veteran alike, to tell their stories."

Home of Unwinnable Monthly magazine, Exploits and other digital magazines, books, and comics, this is a treasure trove of content!

Formats vary by product.

Visit Unwinnable

Rexx Deane (Author's Site)

Added 14th of December, 2020

Rexx Deane is a science fiction author originally from the Forest of Dean, UK. He presently lives near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK with his partner, Kris, a disability fitness instructor and wheelchair user.

Rexx writes science fiction titles that feature and centre a disabled protagonist, emphasising the need to normalise such characters in our stories.

E-books include both ePub & Mobi formats.

Visit Rexx Deane (Author's Site)

QueerWebcomic.com

Added 15th of December, 2020

Queerwebcomic.com is a new small comics publisher located in Finland. No worries though, their comics are in English.

As QueerWebComics say:

"Have you noticed that every time you criticize a media for not having enough queer characters, a douchebag comes in and says "Why don't YOU do it better then?" Hence, now we do it."

"Say goodbye to the Dead Gays -trope and welcome to the Queerwebcomic.com shop where there's so many queer characters, it'd be impossible to kill them all off!"

Comics are in PDF format.

Visit QueerWebcomic.com

Mira Ong Chua

Added 15th of December, 2020

Mira Ong Chua is the artist behind the popular My Very First Vampire Blood Drive comic series.

A director and story artist working on TV animation and making comics with a focus on queer romance, over-the-top humor and fantastical, dramatic themes, Mira is known for their F/F graphic novel ROADQUEEN: Eternal Roadtrip to Love. Their next work, Goodbye, Battle Princess Peony, will be released in 2021.

Comics are in PDF format.

Visit Mira Ong Chua

ShortBox

Added 15th of December, 2020

Founded by Zainab Akhtar, ShortBox is a quarterly, independent comics box with a unique difference: they publish all our own comics.

Self-published, small press and independent comics continue to invigorate the medium and keep readers and publishers passionately invested. Intrinsically, the ShortBox sensibility is simply to publish fresh, interesting work, and to spotlight excellent artists around the world.

Their digital shop only stocks a few itmes, but are well worth owning.

Comics are available in PDF format.

Visit ShortBox

Lilyka Manga

Added 15th of December, 2020

Lilyka is an imprint specializing in Yuri manga under the parent company, Digital Manga Inc.

LILYKA seeks to provide a wide array of Yuri content ranging from platonic to more explicit Yuri manga. They began this new imprint with works from Yuri doujinshi artists and hope to expand our selection as to have something for everyone, but by starting off with talented doujinshi creators like Moto Momono and TATSUBON, there is plenty to read already!

Their Yuri manga revolve around themes like comedy, slice of life, and tragedy. But their range is expanding. So if you like fluffy love stories or ecchi comedies, then take a look at Lilyka!

Books are in PDF, ePub (ePub Apple & ePub Kobo), Mobi, PRC, and CBZ.

Visit Lilyka Manga

Ladylit Publishing

Added 15th of December, 2020

Ladylit Publishing is an independent lesbian fiction publisher and THE PLACE to buy all Harper Bliss e-books direct from the author.

Harper Bliss is a best-selling lesbian romance author. Among her most-loved books are the highly dramatic French Kissing and the often thought-provoking Pink Bean series. Titles are availabel as individual books or combined anthologies.

Books are in ePub, Mobi and PDF format.

Visit Ladylit Publishing

Obverse Books

Added 16th of December, 2020

Obverse is the only publisher ever to publish books on both The Strange World of Gurney Slade and that Typhoo Tea Doctor Who book.

A wide range of titles, mostly Dr. Who related, and most also available as e-books.

E-books include ePub & Mobi formats with every purchase.

Visit Obverse Books

Little Toller

Added 16th of December, 2020

Little Toller Books was born in 2008 as an imprint of the Dovecote Press, a family-run publishing company that has specialised in books about rural life and local history since 1974. Little Toller was started with a singular purpose: to revive forgotten and classic books about nature and rural life in the British Isles.

The success of Little Toller’s Nature Classics has enabled it to grow into an independent publisher, attuned to writers and artists who seek inventive ways to reconnect us with the natural world and to celebrate the places we live in.

Home to the exclusive e-book, A Stone Statue in the Future by Ben Myers.

E-books include all three ePub, Mobi and PDF formats with every purchase.

Visit Little Toller

Wizard Zines

Added 17th of December, 2020

Wizard Zines by Julia Evans in a fantastic resource for programming, computing, and web tips!

Created as wonderfully illustrated printable comic books, Julia's titles are amazingly useful, and should be kept to hand by anyone who needs quick & easy IT reference material.

Bit Size Bash looks very handy!

Zines are all available in PDF format.

Visit Wizard Zines

 

What a selection! A huge range to keep you busy for a while, right?

If you spot any online bookshops that sell DRM-free e-books, digital comics, magazines, zines, or RPGs, then please let me know via Twitter, Mastodon or e-mail! I'd love to hear from you. Until then...

 

Happy Reading,

Kevin

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