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Smart Ebooks
for Smart People

40K is a digitally native imprint founded in 2010 and it is a sister company to Italian e-bookseller Bookrepublic. Our emancipation from paper allows us to publish and distribute ebooks in different languages - English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish - at their natural length.

Stories

Our novelettes are the result of a need that the print market cannot satisfy: ebooks create a new market for relatively short fiction. Find out a series of original works in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, both from new writers and established authors like Bruce Sterling, Mike Resnik, Cory Doctorow and Paul Di Filippo.

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Essays

Our essays, relatively short and strongly focused, are a solution for another functional limit of paper. With digital books you don’t need to fill hundreds of pages with the same concept, and you can better filter the information you give to your readers. It’s a matter of value: you can transmit a strong concept while requiring a lower investment in terms of reading time. Time is always valuable — in many cases, more valuable than the price. Efficiency = Reading Time / Knowledge Delivered.

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OUR AUTHORS

We apply a mixed criteria to select our authors, balancing award winners (including Hugo and Nebula winners Bruce Sterling, Kristine Rusch, Mike Resnick, etc) or famous thinkers (Derrick de Kerckhove, Peter Ludlow, Tom Stafford) with a selection of young authors we believe in. But it’s more complicated than that when working in different markets. For example, we were the first to translate Jacob Appel into Italian.

Derrick
de Kerckhove

Bruce
Sterling

Mike
Resnick

Cory
Doctorow

Jacob
Appel

Ken
Liu

Jeff
VanderMeer

Paul
Di Filippo

ABOUT

People say about us:

Brain Pickings

7 Platforms Changing the Future of Publishing and Storytelling.

Publishing Perspectives

Italy’s 40K Books: No Paper, No Attention Span, No Problem.

Writer's Digest

An E-Publisher That Specializes in Original Short Works

ActuaLitté

40K Books : la maison d'éditon qui pense numérique.

VIEWS & INTERVIEWS

A collection of our best interviews about publishing, writing and fiction in these challenging times.

REVIEWS

What readers says about our titles.

International Blog

Culture is going digital. Our blog is a source for trends in publishing and writing.

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