CARABAS for Booksellers & Readers

Carabas... for Booksellers & Readers
Having worked in Bookselling and Publishing, and been a lifelong reader of SFF and Graphic Novels, I felt there was something missing by way of a comprehensive source of title information and recommends thereof for a season. So whether you’re a reader or retailer I hope you find this page and the links within the site enjoyable and useful and that they do the job for you! – Tim B

 

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You can scroll straight down to links to our Monthly Recommend articles and Publisher articles  for July to December 2015. First, in case you’re so inclined, here’s a bit more on what we’re about for you…

 

CBP Clarke Award - The Girl with all the Gifts General reader or general bookshop? Well if you want to read – or make sure you have in stock – the best of all genres in books and graphic novels besides we’re here to make sure your SFF and comics are covered: the biggest, sleeper hits with a buzz on the scene, those with cross-market appeal, the quirky, and the hidden gems. You’ll want to be reading our Monthly Recommends articles – probably others as well, but certainly those! GN - Saga V1
CBP Jun - Crashing Heaven Love the SFF genre / comics medium or a larger or specialist shop? Well we’re here for you as well! With a few caveats we’re here to represent most of the output from every publisher. Check out our Publisher Articles covering (mostly) 6 months of publishing to get the overview and see what everyone has coming out – then check the Monthly Recommends for our top picks! CBP - Apr - AR - The Dragons Of Heaven

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We do cut paranormal romance, highly American (market) titles, TV / Film / Game expanded universe titles, and low grade fantasy. Chances are anyone looking for their next read in any of those will be aware of what’s due from elsewhere anyway.

CBP - Mar - isbn9780356500904-detail On the other hand we give a little more weight to covering / championing the best from Independents, as well as favourite subgenres like Urban Fantasy and Steampunk (click the hyperlinks for the latest – Jan-Jun 15 – round-ups of those!) CBP Titan - JPB
CBP Mar - The Dying of the Light We certainly include top picks of Children’s and Young Adult books, and, again, we love our Graphic Novels and Comics which (of course!) are for adults as well as kids which currently get a separate monthly recommends article. CBP Vertigo - Bodies
Oct - Mime Order And we’re also partly here to champion local authors in the big city, so we make sure to include them. We also want to shout out about London-set books whether with crazy things happening in the city we know or just below its surface, or in a fantastical variation of it. Mind that’s just where we live; there’s plenty of more fantastical fiction to discover here on Carabas wherever you’re based. Nov - Foxglove Summer

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So read on – and do join / follow us on Twitter for news of the next round of publisher articles and recommends as they come and more besides. And if you like any or all of this please do share on the social media of your preference – would be much appreciated!

 

MONTHLY RECOMMENDS

JUL-DEC 2015 TOP BOOK RECOMMENDS
JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
JUL-DEC 2015 TOP GRAPHIC NOVEL RECOMMENDS
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JAN-JUN 2015 TOP BOOK RECOMMENDS
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE
JAN-JUN 2015 TOP GRAPHIC NOVEL RECOMMENDS
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE

 

PUBLISHER ROUND-UP ARTICLES

Click the logos below to go through to our publisher articles of books publishing July to December 2015!

NB. We hand-pick the big and best SFF from the non-specialist giants like Penguin, Headline and Transworld – you’ll find them in the monthly recommends.

 

SPECIALIST IMPRINTS & INDEPENDENTS

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GRAPHIC NOVEL PUBLISHERS UK

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GRAPHIC NOVEL PUBLISHERS US

We’ve got articles for most but not all the main Graphic Novel publishers. Top picks of the brilliant smaller publishers like Valiant are included in the Monthly Recommends, as are those of larger publishers like IDW and Dynamite who specialise in ‘extended universe’ tie-in titles to Film, TV and Games (less our remit).

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