Our primary output is male-male romance with plot – mystery, adventure etc. – set either in the present or the historical past or in alternate versions of them, sometimes with a supernatural twist. If you like your e-books the way you like your coffee – whether short and dark, hot and steamy, or rich and indulgent – you’ll find something to suit your taste here.
Come on in, relax and enjoy our wide variety of same-sex fiction, guaranteed to spice up your day – and all for the price of a couple of cups of designer coffee. It’s not only better for your health, it’s good for the environment too!
We’re entering 2015 with some very exciting plans, and also one or two changes to the way we do things.
The big news is that we’re hosting a new one-day event, Queer Company, in Oxford on Saturday 9 May. Everyone who loves this genre as much as we do is very welcome to join us! You can find the event website, including registration details, at manifoldevents.co.uk. There are a few places left, but registrations must close on Sunday 3 May.
Also, you’ll notice that our dear old online shop has ceased to exist and is, in fact, an ex-module! All orders should now be placed through one or other of our distribution partners who are, at present and in strictly alphabetical order, AllRomance, Amazon and Smashwords, with some titles also being available in paperback via CreateSpace.
We must admit, though, that we’ll be sorry to lose direct contact with our readers. It’s been absolutely the best aspect of the online shop, and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and chatting in e-mail. Our days will be considerably less interesting in future, without that!
Our two new books, published on 1 May, are well worth getting excited about!
We’ve already been making a bit of a fuss about A PRIDE OF POPPIES, an anthology of modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War. We hope that our readers will welcome this particular project, as all proceeds will be donated to the charity The Royal British Legion. Three of the ten authors involved are Manifold Press stalwarts, and we are delighted that their contributions are joined by those of seven authors new to the Press.
Our second offering follows on from last year’s DANCE OF STONE, with Jay Lewis Taylor bringing us another vivid historical with THE PEACOCK’S EYE. This time we visit the last tumultuous years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, and we come to know and love the actor Philip Standage just as surely as we did Hugh mason. Jay deftly combines thorough research with a cracking good yarn, with the whole brought to life by his wonderful range of characters.
As regular readers will know, we’re continually striving to bring you a wide range of new, high-quality same-sex fiction – and that’s why we’re always willing to consider new projects from new authors; if you have a novel or a set of short stories you’d like us to take a look at, please see our Prospectus for details of how to submit your work.
We are happy to be in partnership with AllRomance eBooks, the Smashwords Premium Catalog, and of course our titles are also available for Kindle; there are buy links for these throughout the site. Please note that the Amazon links go to Amazon.co.uk; we’re sure those of you elsewhere in the world can figure it out!
In addition, there are Print on Demand versions of some of our titles appearing on an irregular basis, and buy links for these will be found on the relevant pages. These are made available at the discretion of the individual authors, however, and it is probable that only a proportion of our titles will be published in this way.
Where to find us
If you’d like to meet up in person, various members of the Manifold Press family are planning to attend the following events:
- Queer Company in Oxford on 9 May
- Euro Pride Con in Munich on 11-12 July
- UK Meet in Bristol on 11-13 September