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5220 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
United States

Dzanc Books is a literary nonprofit press out of Ann Arbor Michigan that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction and hosts the literary journal The Collagist.


Ebook Club

Dzanc Ebook Club

What It Is

An exciting opportunity for our most loyal readers, the Dzanc Books eBook Club delivers a new eBook to its members on the first day of every month, with each selection coming from Dzanc and all of its imprints. In response to the proliferation of compatible devices and increased interest in eBook readings, Dzanc is committed to making it easier and less expensive for our readers to keep up on the newest releases from our catalog, and to delivering our titles in different formats for different kinds of readers.

Started in December 2010, selections so far have included acclaimed novels and short story collections by Robert Lopez, Roy Kesey, Stacey Levine, and Jeff Kass. Future books will be drawn from both our frontlist and the Dzanc Reprint Series, allowing us to deliver a wide variety of accomplished and emerging writers to our members.

Like all our eBooks, titles in the Dzanc eBook Club are delivered in DRM-free MOBI, ePub, and PDF formats, ensuring that club members will be able to enjoy it on their Kindle, iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, or whatever other platform they choose to use, as well as their PC and whatever newer devices might emerge in the near future.

The Dzanc eBook Club is one of the best ways to stay current with our newest books, and we truly believe it is the best value available to eBook writers anywhere. With subscriptions costing just five dollars per month or sixty dollars per year, members receive a 37% discount off the eBook list price of our selections, on top of knowing that they'll receive many of our new titles as soon as they're released, in the format best matching their choice of reading technology.

How It Works

Option One: Get eleven books for $50, including five titles of your choice immediately upon signing up, plus a six-month subscription! This is a 43% savings compared to the cost of ordering the eleven titles individually in eBook form.

You may choose your initial five books from any that we have available in our regular catalog, as well as in our rEprint Series. 

Upon signing up for the Dzanc eBooks Club, you will receive your five selected eBooks, plus the current month's selection within 48 hours. Then, on the first of each of the next five months, you will receive an email announcement containing a unique link, allowing you to immediately download and enjoy the month's book.

After the sixth month, members will be able to continue your subscription for just $5 per month, a savings of nearly 40% from the Dzanc eBooks cover price.

Option Two: If you already have some of the above bundled eBooks, you may also sign up for the eBook Club directly, starting with the current month's book, which will be delivered within 48 hours:

  • $15: three-month subscription
  • $30: six-month subscription
  • $55: one-year subscription (includes one free month!)

On the first of each month, you will receive an email announcement containing a unique link, allowing you to immediately download and enjoy the month's book. With this option, you will be automatically resubscribed for the same period when you current subscription ends, unless you cancel through your Paypal account.

Our September 2015 Selection:
THE Suicide of Claire Bishop by Carmiel BAnasky

Carmiel Banasky’s The Suicide of Claire Bishop begins in Greenwich Village, in 1959, when Claire Bishop sits for a portrait—a gift from her husband—only to discover that what the artist has actually depicted is Claire’s suicide. Haunted by the painting, Claire is forced to redefine herself within a failing marriage and a family history of madness. Shifting ahead to 2004, the reader meets West, a young man with schizophrenia who is obsessed with a painting he encounters in a gallery: a mysterious image of a woman’s suicide. Convinced it was painted by his ex-girlfriend, West constructs an elaborate delusion involving time travel, Hasidism, art theft, and the terrifying power of representation. When the two characters finally meet, in the present, delusions are shattered and lives are forever changed.

Previous Selections:

August 2015: The Castaway Lounge by Jon Boilard

July 2015: Gun, Needle, Spoon by Patrick O'Neil

June 2015: The Guild of Saint Cooper by Shya ScanlonGun, Needle, Spoon by Patrick O'Neil

May 2015: My Life As a Mermaid and Other Stories by Jen Grow

April 2015: The Sorrow Proper by Lindsey Drager

March 2015: Like a Woman by Deb Busman

February 2015: The Words and Wisdom of Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson

January 2015: If I Knew the Way I'd Take You Home by Dave Housley

April 2014: Byrd by Kim Church

March 2014: The Brunist Day of Wrath by Robert Coover 

February 2014: When Blackness Was a Virtue by Michael Grant Jaffe

January 2014: Stop Here, My Friend by Merrill Joan Gerber

February 2012: Animal Sanctuary by Sarah Falkner

January 2012: A Catalogue of Everything in the World by Yelizaveta P. Renfro

December 2011: The Backslider by Seán McGrady

November 2011: My Date with Neanderthal Woman by David Galef

October 2011: Malcolm & Jack (and Other American Criminals) by Ted Pelton

September 2011: A Tendency to Be Gone by Pamela Ryder

August 2011: We Make Mud by Peter Markus

July 2011: Seven Spanish Angels by Stephen Graham Jones

June 2011: From the Darkness Under Our Feet by Patrick Michael Finn

May 2011: The Girl With Brown Fur by Stacey Levine

April 2011: Knuckleheads by Jeff Kass

March 2011: Pacazo by Roy Kesey

February 2011: Love Doesn't Work by Henning Koch

January 2011: How They Were Found by Matt Bell

December 2010: Asunder by Robert Lopez