December 2023 News

Ebook Sale Now Live!

If you head over to Smashwords, a handful of Practical Fox books are 50% off between December 15, 2023, and January 1, 2024. The list includes:

You can blow all of your holiday money on cheap ebooks at Smashwords until the end of the year.

Rebellion Publication Day: January 16, 2024

The paperback and ebook are both available for pre-order, and the paperback in particular looks amazing. (Thanks to Jenny Kimura, who designed the cover for both.)

Both formats are available for preorder pretty much everywhere online, and your favorite local bookshop can place an order for you too. If you pre-order directly from Practical Fox, books will ship on January 16.

Reviews are rolling in, and people are already excited for book two! Here’s a sample:

Christine C. 4/5 stars: So far it’s very sad to read what this young girl has thus experienced with life. However, you can see that underneath is a strong and soon to emerge woman who I’m looking forward to reading more about.

Christy H. 4/5 stars: I found it fascinating to read the words of not only a ‘common’ woman, from a time when we typically only read from well-educated men, but also to read of circumstances that aren’t pretty.

Ebook review copies are still available for download via NetGalley if you’re a reviewer there.

Speaking of the next book…

The translation is finished for Memoirs of a French Courtesan Vol. 2, and its working its way through revisions. It also needs a suitable subtitle! Something that evokes elaborate balls, unrequited love, trick horse riding, and boisterous late-night dinners. It’s not all fun and games in book two, but Celeste has far more freedom as a young adult to live life on her own terms.

Volume 2 will be available in September 2024, so keep an eye out for a cover reveal and pre-order links in late spring!

Voyage Ebook Now Available

We mentioned it above, but it’s worth repeating: Voyage Around My Room by Xavier de Maistre and translated by Kristen Hall-Geisler is now available as an ebook in addition to a paperback. You can find it in either form just about everywhere online, and bookstores can order physical copies. The Practical Fox site is always here for you no matter which format you prefer, and books are in stock.

Find Us on Social

The social media landscape is fragmented right now, to put it very mildly. Here’s where you can find Practical Fox these days:

  • If you’re on Mastodon, you can get this newsletter as a feed there by following @practicalfoxpublishing.
  • We’re on Instagram too, @practicalfox.
  • Author and translator Kristen Hall-Geisler has a Substack newsletter called Useful & Strange.