August Bank Holiday Sale coming soon

We thought we’d give a bit more warning of this sale than the last one, to give you a chance to decide what you fancy and remember to place an order… Don’t try yet!

August Bank Holiday,

00:01 Saturday 24th August through to 23:59 Monday 26th August BST

10% off all physical books

with this single-use-per-customer code


That’s an ‘O’ not a zero. If you don’t use the code, you won’t get the discount.

There is also free postage in the UK at the moment. We will start charging postage soon – basically the next time we print a catalogue, which is likely to be September/October, so you might want to order before that happens.


#WomenVote100 at the ballot box and on offer

All three of our #WomenVote100 titles on offer for one day only, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first female vote going into an actual ballot box on 14th December 1918

We/She Liars League stories by Women,

Five by Five, short stories by Katy Darby, Joan Taylor-Rowan, Cassandra Passarelli, Sarah James and Helen Morris,

Vindication Poems from Sarah James, Sarah Lawson, Elinor Brooks, Jill Sharp and Anne Macaulay

Normal price £28.97 still post free in UK – you have until I get to the computer tomorrow morning!

buy now

#Arachne5 special offer to UK libraries and book charities

To Celebrate our 5th Anniversary (8th September 2017) we are offering the first five books we published FREE TO BONA FIDE UK LIBRARIES or BOOK CHARITIES


London Lies ISBN: 978-1-909208-00-1 CONTEMPORARY
Our first Liars’ League showcase, featuring unlikely tales set in London.





Stations: Short Stories Inspired by the Overground Line

ISBN: 978-1-909208-01-8 CONTEMPORARY
A story for every station from New Cross, Crystal Palace, and West Croydon at the Southern extremes of the East London line all the way to Highbury & Islington.




Lovers’ Lies ISBN: 978-1-909208-02-5 CONTEMPORARY
Our second collaboration with Liars’ League, bringing the freshness, wit, imagination and passion of their authors to stories of love.




Weird Lies ISBN: 978-1-909208-10-0 SCI-FI/FANTASY
WINNER of the Saboteur2014 Best Anthology Award
Our third Liars’ League collaboration – more than twenty stories varying in style from tales not out of place in One Thousand and One Nights to the completely bemusing.




Mosaic of Air Cherry Potts ISBN: 978-1-909208-03-2

Sixteen short stories from a lesbian perspective.


If you’ve not tried our work before here’s your chance to explore.
Libraries just pay delivery, charities completely free contact us
Other special offers on back-list titles direct from us for the duration of the celebrations. explore the shop

All paid for books ordered direct sent post free within the UK!

These offers only to bona fide libraries and book charities. There are other special offers available to everyone else… explore the shop


Special offers for Short Story Week

To celebrate Short Story Week,  we are discounting some of our SHORT STORY Anthologies and Collections, when you buy our newer books for THIS WEEK ONLY. You have til Sunday to grab a bargain, including the perfect Christmas present for the pagan in your life, The Solstice  Shorts duo of pre-publication copy of Shortest Day, Longest Night, and Half Price Solstice Shorts Sixteen Stories about TIME.


Get Solstice Shorts Sixteen Stories about time half price with Shortest Day, Longest Night


Buy Liberty Tales and get one of Weird Lies, Lovers’ Lies or London Lies half price


Buy Stations and get London Lies Half Price

Other offers on the shop site – take a look! Before you head off to bigger retailers to get your ‘Black Friday’ bargains, try us first!

Available on-line at our shop until Sunday, or at our events tonight and tomorrow

Shortest Day Longest Night has arrived!


Well, here they are – in the flesh/paper, shiny fresh and smelling of ink. We have a special offer on for Short Story week 14-20th November, order Shortest Day, Longest Night and get Solstice Shorts Sixteen Stories about Time half price. Take a look at our shop. Very exciting!

February Sale offers from Arachne Press

Traditionally the sale happens in January. Well, we decided to have a February sale instead.

loversliesFINALcover front only

You can now purchase a copy of Lovers’ Lies, post free in the UK for  £5 through our SHOP until Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14th February.

For the rest of February you can buy a set of Liars’ League titles, London Lies, Lovers’ Lies and (award Winning) Weird Lies for £26 (normally £29.97) again, post free in the UK.

And until they’ve gone, you can buy a Solstice Shorts T-shirt for £5 we have at least 2 in every size, but once they’ve gone, they’ve gone.

lies special offerSAYL model Tshirts


Christmas shopping with Arachne

bestsellerI’m sorry, I know, it’s barely December, but we are being busy and we’d like you to come and see us, and buy books! Cheap! Special christmassy offers. Unlike Lettice you don’t have to wait to read our latest anthology.

On this Thursday 5th, 7.45 at Lewisham Library, Actors read from Weird Lies, with a little help from me, and you get to buy books cheap! at least £1 off every book, and special bulk buy offers.

Sunday 8th at Alexandra Nurseries in Penge, we have a stall at the christmas market, 10-5pm. Same special solstice offers.

Wednesday 11th 7.45, at The Story Sessions, The Ivy House, a gamut of festive tales in a lovely pub with excellent beer, plus the same festive special offers on books.

Or of course, you can buy our books online.

Festive special on Lies

Not only are Lies wonderful fun, they are even cheap for a limited period.

I noticed this morning that the earlier post about the special 3 for 2 offer on the three Liar’s League books was missing the link to the sales page. That is now corrected. Didn’t mean to tease you!

festive shopping special

Yes it’s that time of year, when you start making lists, or not making lists, but quietly pretend it isn’t happening.  But it is!

So to make life a little easier for you, if your list includes lots of bookish friends and relations, we are going to make you an offer: buy two of our Liars’ League books, (London Lies, Lovers’ Lies and Weird Lies) and get the third free! that’s £19.98 (plus £3 P&P in the UK) for 3 books.

lies special offerOffer available until the last 2nd class parcel posting day before Christmas, Wednesday 18th 2013

make your purchase here

London Overground Birthday Special Offer


To celebrate the birthday of the London Overground, Arachne Press is, for 48 hours only, offering anyone who works for London Overground a discount on a copy of Stations, our book that celebrates your line.

Email (or tweet) evidence that you work for the Overground and we will send you a PayPal invoice for a copy, with 10% discount and free postage.

Only one copy per employee of the Overground, and the offer expires at 14:00 on Wednesday 14th November.