Saturday, February 2, 2019

So, they arrived! And by they, I mean the book proofs for Ashes and Entropy! These are unbound proofs, so they are loose pages and covers. It saves money to order proofs this way as the cost for binding adds a good chunk to the overall proof cost. Also, they do not laminate the covers for proofs so you won't get the full effect. These will be matte covers and let me tell you, this printer's matte is extremely gorgeous. Anyway, without further ado!

The interior pages are a bit dark here. My camera isn't the greatest. I'll try and get better pics of these later. I took these in a rush before I had to go to my day job yesterday.

So there's a few pics to give you an idea. After some small adjustments, we gave them the go ahead and they have since started the print run. The current estimated ship (to us) date is February 8th and the estimated shipping time is two days. And as soon as these arrive, we'll start shipping them out. Keep in mind though that we do have 200+ copies to ship though so it may take a bit of time for these to all make their way out but we'll do our best to get them to folks as fast as possible!

Some other news of import:

Jon Padgett's THE BROKER OF NIGHTMARES is now available for Amazon Kindle pre-order with a release date of April 30th! Though, if you'd like to read it sooner, we have some super exciting news. We've actually decided to release the eBook early via our webstore! We'll be uploading the files so the book is instantly downloadable upon purchasing there on this coming Tuesday! And of course those who have already purchased the eBook edition there will receive theirs sometime between now and Tuesday. 
Luke Spooner created this fantastic poster for our upcoming writers retreat with Laird Barron and John Langan!

And last but certainly not least: one of our Kickstarter backers for Ashes and Entropy and a rising star of weird fiction publishing, Charles P. Dunphey, has a Kickstarter that kicked off yesterday for his company's novelette and chapbook lines.

Gehenna & Hinnom is the name of the company and the novelette line will include authors like Christopher Ropes (a personal favorite new author of mine who you might be familiar with if you've read the first issue of Vastarien which included his amazing story "Singing the Song of My Unmaking." And, full disclosure, I've accepted a new piece of Christopher's myself for my late 2019 forthcoming anthology Nox Pareidolia!), S.L. Edwards, Kurt Fawver (who also has had a couple of phenomenal pieces in Vastarien among other places), and more. Their chapbook series will include pieces by Dennis Mombauer (whose amazing first English novel Nightscape Press just accepted for a late 2019/early 2020 release!), Ashley Dioces, and more.

You can also pre-order their first two upcoming collections Whiskey and Other Unusual Ghosts by S.L. Edwards and Strange Company and Others by Peter Rawlik! Both of those are available there in eBook, trade paperback, and limited hardcover! So, go show this project some love please!

Anyway, that's it for this update. Take care and have a great weekend!