Atlantic releases eBook-only short story series

6th September 2019

Atlantic Books has released the first four of a series of short stories as ebooks, across all eBook platforms. Each story will be free to download for a different week in September, after which they will be 99p each.

These digital shorts will bring together established authors, award nominees, and new voices from the Atlantic fiction list. The shorts will dare readers to see the world critically, with awe, laugher, and empathy. This project will connect readers to the bold new voices of our time, to stories that capture the human condition and challenge us to see the world differently.

The first four stories are:

  • A Lesson in Englishness by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (author of the Orwell Prize for Fiction shortlisted House of Stone).
  • Unnatural by Ruth Gilligan (author of Irish bestseller Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan)
  • Life Lessons by Stefan Merril Block (author of The Story of Forgetting and Oliver Loving)
  • Hail Chimp by Robbie Arnott (author of Flames, currently on the Not the Booker shortlist)

Atlantic has put together a digital marketing campaign that will run across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to support the series, aimed at both established fans of the authors’ work and potential new fans.

Senior Editor James Roxburgh says ‘Atlantic Fiction is dedicated to giving our authors space to try different forms and to reach new audiences. The short-story project is an expression of our ongoing support and advocacy of our authors – not just for each book that they write, but for what they might create in between.’