Free eBooks, Paperback Goodreads Giveaway, & A Special Anniversary

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We have lots to celebrate here at Portmanteau Press LLC today. We have three awesome events running at the same time. Let’s get to the meat of it!

Today is the one-year anniversary of the publication of our very first title, Jeremy Rodden’s Toonopolis: Gemini. Released on 5/30/11, Gemini serves as our flagship fiction title and the introduction into Jeremy’s extensive Toonopolis world that has had one novella spin-off so far and numerous other pieces in the works. In celebration of the one-year anniversary, we have dropped Gemini‘s eBook to FREE on Amazon Kindle. This is the last foreseeable time that Gemini will be free, as it will be removed from KDP Select on June 4th. Get it for free while you can!

Also, in addition to Gemini‘s last free run, our other two eBooks, Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero (Toonopolis Shorts, #1) and The Myth of Mr. Mom – Real Stories by Real Stay-At-Home Dads are also free through tomorrow (5/31)! It is also important to note that The Myth of Mr. Mom‘s paperback edition has had a permanent price reduction to $9.99, just in time for Father’s Day!

Also, in honor of Father’s Day, we are giving away five (5) copies of The Myth of Mr. Mom on paperback through Goodreads. Content ends on 6/8 and books will be shipped immediately, ensuring that you have them in time to give it as a gift to your father on 6/17! Click here for details on the Goodreads giveaway.

Last, but not least, we wanted to direct you to Bullets, Brass, & Babes – A Thriller Anthology, which is another free eBook today. This title is not published by Portmanteau Press, but by our friends at the Indie Book Collective. Inside you can find many great thriller short stories, including one by our very own Jeremy Rodden entitled “What A Tiny World,” inspired by a certain popular theme park and the men that police it.

Thank you all and have a great time reading free books!


IBC Free Par-Tay! Two of our Books FREE!

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Categories: Amazon, Indie Book Collective, Promotion

What a wonderful day it is!

No, not because it is Groundhog’s Day (and we have already seen way too many references to the Bill Murray movie of the same name), but because today is the start of the Indie Book Collective’s Free Par-Tay event. This event has gathered dozens of highly-rated, high-quality indie books, put them all in one, well-organized place, and made it very easy for readers to load up their Kindles (or smart phones with Kindle app, or computers with Kindle app… you get the idea).

The easiest part for readers? Every single one of these books are free for the next two or three days. Some of these books have reached Top 100 paid status. Some are Top 5 or Top 10 books in their categories. This is not a collection of johnny-come-lately books. They are well-written, good books.

Portmanteau Press LLC is proud to contribute two of our current titles to the Free Par-Tay pool: Jeremy Rodden’s young adult adventure novella about the origin of his anti-hero of Animetown (Toonopolis Short: Anchihiiroo) and our collection of short, nonfiction essays by stay-at-home dads (The Myth of Mr. Mom).

Go. Download them now. Tell your friends. Share the free and enjoy!


IBC Bestseller For A Day – The Mancode: Exposed

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Today is a big day for Portmanteau Press LLC as one of our titles, The Myth of Mr. Mom, is a Bonus Buy for the Indie Book Collective’s Bestseller For A Day! The feature title is humorist Rachel Thompson’s The Mancode: Exposed, a follow-up to her wonderful debut book A Walk in the Snark.

How does this promotion work? The Mancode: Exposed and the five bonus buys (including The Myth of Mr. Mom) have been lowed to 99c price points. Further, all of the bonus buys are eligible for rebates, ultimately allowing you to get all six books for just 99c total! Also, Rachel Thompson is giving away a Kindle!

Check out the Bestseller For A Day website for all the product links, rebate information, and how you can maximize your chance to win the Kindle. Happy New Year everyone!


Season of Giving – Toonopolis: Gemini FREE!

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To celebrate this season of giving, Portmanteau Press LLC is proud to announce that we are making our bestselling and highest rated title, Toonopolis: Gemini, free for the next five days on Amazon.

That’s right! You can now dive into Jeremy Rodden’s world of Toonopolis by picking up the full-length debut novel about a teenage boy being lost in a cartoon universe for your Kindle without paying a single cent. For those of you who don’t have a Kindle, remember that you can download free Kindle apps for any smart phone, computer, or tablet! (Check here for details.) After that, grab the Toonopolis Short: Anchihiiroo novella for just 99c!

Thank you to all that have supported our works in our first year of operation. We wish you all a pleasant holiday season, a joyous New Year, and look forward to 2012, which we expect to be a big year for Portmanteau Press LLC.

Be sure to stop by on January 6th for The Myth of Mr. Mom‘s participation in the Indie Book Collective’s Bestseller For A Day, where we will drive our friend Rachel Thompson’s The Mancode: Exposed to the top of the Kindle charts!


Indie Book Collective – Indie Book Blowout (99cent eBooks!)

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Pormanteau Press LLC is proud to be involved in a great indie book event leading up to Christmas this year.  All of our books have been promotionally priced to 99 cents as a part of the Indie Book Collective’s Indie Book Blowout!

The Myth of Mr. Mom was a featured title on Day One of the event (December 12th) and Toonopolis: Gemini is seen today (Day Five) as a featured Young Adult title.  We wish all of the participating authors the best of luck and hope that all of you readers enjoy loading up your Kindles with tons of great independent authors at only 99cents a piece.

We thank the Indie Book Collective for featuring our books and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.  Click on the image above to go to the Indie Book Blowout home page and start enjoying the wonderful variety of books featured by bestselling and up-and-coming indie authors!


Kindle Lending Library – Portmanteau Press Books Available

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I have a wonderful announcement to make regarding the new Amazon Kindle Lending Library ( and our books.

As of today, all three currently published Portmanteau Press books (Toonopolis: Gemini, Toonopolis Short: Anchihiiroo, and The Myth of Mr. Mom) have been selected to participate in this program.  This means that any reader with a Kindle and an Amazon Prime membership can now borrow these books (digitally) for free, just like he or she would be able to do at a public library with a print book.  We are excited to be a part of this program and expand our readership to a whole new crop of readers.

It is also important to note that these three titles will have a 90-day exclusivity with Amazon for eBook sales.  Due to this, they will be removed from other retailer sites (Smashwords,, etc.) for the duration of this 90 days.  Should you prefer to obtain eBooks from these sites, you should grab these titles now before they are pulled until March.

This exclusivity, however, only pertains to the digital version of these titles.  All print versions of the books are available through the same sales channels through which they were always available.

Thanks for reading!  Be on the lookout for an upcoming post on Portmanteau Press’s involvement in two Indie Book Collective events (the Indie Book Blowout from December 12-24 and Bestseller For A Day on January 6th)!


IBC Bestseller For A Day – Soul Search


Categories: Bestseller For A Day, Indie Book Collective, Promotion

Portmanteau Press LLC works very closely with the Indie Book Collective, a wonderful group of independent writers, on many projects.  Today is Amber Scott’s Bestseller For A Day for her paranormal romance Soul Search.

Already getting rave reviews on Amazon and other notable authors, Soul Search is another addition to Amber’s amazingly successful titles.  Just check out this quote from Ann Charles, award-winning, bestselling author of the Deadwood mystery series:

“From the start, Soul Search grips you and won’t let go. Two endangered souls forced to join together in the search for a missing child–a journey filled conflict and complications. Sizzling romance, heart-pounding suspense, and a touch of mystery make for an exciting, riveting read. Amber Scott has me hooked!”

As with every Bestseller For A Day, the Indie Book Collective has also gathered bonus buys.  Four other titles to go along with Amber’s Soul Search.  The best part?  All of these amazing books are promotionally priced at just 99c for today (and even better yet, if you buy them all, you can get the four bonus buys rebated!).  The other best part?  You can enter to win a free Kindle as part of this event.

Just head over to the Bestseller For A Day website for all of the information and links.  You will not be disappointed!

by Is Live

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After several months of delays for no reason other than our time being occupied by actually writing, editing, and publishing works, Portmanteau Press LLC has finally made live (instead of its previous redirection to owner Jeremy Rodden’s personal blog at

While still in early stages, we would appreciate any feedback (positive or critical) to the design.  Keep a look-out on these pages for information on current works, future works, and any potential submission requests for individual works or anthologies published by Portmanteau Press LLC in the upcoming months and years.

Thanks for reading!

-Jeremy Rodden