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ChiZine Publications Expands Its Distribution Options

Posted by Paul Puglisi on October 1, 2009 TORONTO, Ontario (August 31, 2009) –
Independent speculative genre publisher ChiZine Publications announces it is expanding its distribution options to increase the availability of its books through various channels.

Signing a deal with The Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG), all of ChiZine Publications’ titles are now available via the LPG sales force.  In addition, this deal results in all of ChiZine Publications’ now being available through Amazon and Chapters/Indigo.

In addition, The World More Full of Weeping by bestseller Robert J. Wiersema (Before I Wake) will be placed in airport bookstores across the country.

Finally, as a result of its growing success and in an effort to remain competitive, ChiZine Publications has made all of its titles available through its site with a 30% discount off the cover price with transactions handled via PayPal.

“This is a major step forward,” says Brett Alexander Savory, co-publisher of ChiZine Publications along with Sandra Kasturi.  “For any small press, distribution is a challenge.  Signing with the LPG gives us a national sales force selling and promoting our books.  Having one of our books available in airport bookstores is an opportunity for exposure a lot of genre publishers might not get.”  Speaking on the discount through the site: “Amazon and Chapters offer discounts, so we need to be competitive with that.  Sure, Amazon has warehouses and deals and membership

BLACK MERCY FALLS by Fulbright & Hawkes Coming From Bloodletting Press

Posted by Paul Puglisi on October 1, 2009 Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes are proud to announce that their new horror novella, BLACK MERCY FALLS, has sold to Bloodletting Press for publication under their Morning Star imprint in late 2010.

About the book…

The small Colorado town of Black Mercy Falls has a ghastly past.

The folks who live there just call it Mercy Falls. And while the “black” part comes from the massive waterfall above the town whose waters run thick with black iron oxide, there are hushed suggestions that something diabolic is responsible. Tense whispers of the locals connect a list of missing children and teens with the old tale of Nehemiah Jacob, a mid-1800s pioneer who threw his deformed inbred children over the falls thinking that their deformities were caused by demonic possession, hoping the waters would cleanse their souls and release them to heaven. When he named the place Mercy Falls all those years ago, some say the waters were crystal clear. And when the darkness came, it came to stay. Is the waterfall haunted?  Possessed? Or is the town cursed with something that stalks its children by night?

Now the town’s namesake waterfall and the land that it’s on have been bequeathed to Lance Evans by his estranged uncle. But when Lance brings his pregnant wife and son to explore the inheritance, they scarcely have a chance to marvel at its

JOE HILL Added as Author Guest of Honor for WHC 2011

Posted by Paul Puglisi on August 26, 2009
August 14, 2009
For immediate Release                                   
Contact:   Lee
Thomas or Nate Southard


 Austin – August 14: The World Horror Convention 2011 is proud to announce the addition of Award Winning and Bestselling author Joe Hill to the lineup of special author guests. The international conference of horror’s premier talents and their fans will take place in Austin, Texas from April 28th through May 1st, 2011.

“Our goal with this convention is to highlight the brightest new stars of dark fiction, the writers and artists who are helping the genre grow,” said convention chair Nate Southard.  “Joe Hill’s name is at the top of that list.”

Hill burst onto the literary scene with his first book, the limited edition collection 20th Century Ghosts, which showcased fourteen of his short stories and won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, in addition to the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story for "Best New Horror.” William Morrow/HarperCollins published Hill’s first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, in 2007. The novel went on to reach number 8 on the New York Times bestseller list and garnered high critical praise. Hill is

STEAMPUNK TALES #2 Available for Download

Posted by Paul Puglisi on August 26, 2009 Coming off of widespread critical acclaim for their debut issue, Steampulp Publishing, LLC has released Steampunk Tales issue #2, an electronic pulp-fiction magazine.

Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and '30s, Steampunk Tales is a monthly publication that contains first-run, original fiction written by an A+ list of award-winning authors. Issue #2 contains 10 stories, each running between 4,000 to 11,000 words. Authors contributing to issue #2 include David Wellington, Phil Brucato, Jillian Venters, Brenda Cooper, G. D. Falksen and more.

The cover art was created by popular artist Paul Sizer.Originally available exclusively as an iPhone application, Steampunk Tales is now available on a variety of popular eBook platforms including the iPhone, Amazon Kindle, MobiPocket eBook and additionally as a DRM-free Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) digital download.

In spirit of the economy of the classic pulp, the magazine carries a retail price of $1.99USD on most platforms.Check out our website.

WHC 2011 Adds Two New Guests


Award Winning and Critically Acclaimed Authors Joe R. Lansdale and Brian Keene Join WHC 2011

Austin – June 22   The World Horror Convention Austin is proud to announce the additions of legendary author Joe R. Lansdale and bestselling author Brian Keene to the lineup for its 2011 convention.  Lansdale, the master of mojo storytelling, will be taking on the mantle of Toastmaster for the event, while Keene will be in attendance to run an intensive workshop on the business of writing.

“You can’t have a spec-fic convention in Texas without Joe,” said Convention Co-Chair, Lee Thomas. “Well, you could but it would be just plain wrong. He’s iconic.  With superlative works in the suspense, science fiction, Western and horror genres, he is a versatile and exceptional craftsman, and we’re honored he’ll be attending.”

Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Lost Echoes and Leather Maiden.  He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Edgar Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for literature, and seven Bram Stoker Awards.

Lansdale joins award-winning authors Sarah Langan and Brian Keene on the WHC 2011 guest list.  Special guest Keene’s workshop on the business of writing will be a unique WHC presentation.

“Attendees are going to have their eyes opened,” Nate Southard, Co-Chair

CHINA MIEVILLE UK Appearances for July and August

Posted by Paul Puglisi on July 1, 2009 CHINA MIEVILLE will be making a few appearances around the UK in July and August for his new book THE CITY & THE CITY.

Just got this from Pan, and it’s China Mieville related so it’s only right to note it. Starting July 7th, UK (and surrounding area) fans have a chance to go check out China talk about his latest book The City & the City–the 2009 book to have.

- 7th July - Upstairs at The Pineapple Public House
51 Leverton Street, London , NW5 2NX

- 9th July - The Wapping Project, 7.30pm
The Greenhouse, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station Wapping Wall, London , E1W 3ST

For further information, click here.

- 11th July – Bookmarks Bookshop, 2pm
1 Bloomsbury Street, London , WC1B 3QE
For further information, telephone 020 7637 1848

-16th July - London Literature Festival, 7pm
Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre
For further information, click here

-29th & 30th August - Edinburgh International Book Festival
For further information, click here


STEAMPUNK TALES #1 Available for iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Paul Puglisi on June 18, 2009 STEAMPULP PUBLISHING has released the first issue of STEAMPUNK TALES.

Steampulp Publishing LLC has released the world's first electronic pulp fiction magazine created exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch! Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and '30s, Steampunk Tales contains first-run, original fiction written by an A+ list of award-winning authors. Issue #1 contains 10 stories, each running between 4,300 to 11,000 words, for the unbelievable price of only $1.99. Authors contributing to issue #1 include Jay Lake, Catherynne M. Valente, SatyrPhil Brucato and G.D. Falksen. The cover art was painted by popular artist Melita "missmonster" Curphy.
  • 10 pieces of exciting steampunk pulp fiction for the unbelievable price of $1.99
  • Featuring a true A+ lineup of award winning authors.
  • Stories run 4,500 - 11,000 words each! (totaling over 600 screen pages using the default font and font size)
  • The Steampunk Tales Reader features unique retro-futuristic Victorian styling never before seen in an eBook reader!

"We stand at the beginning of a revolution in the distribution of print," says John Sondericker III, Steampulp Publishing's  founder.  "The combination of low distribution costs and the potential for high-volume sales allows us to provide this product at an astounding value for the consumer. The timing is perfect to re-introduce the world to the 'Penny

TIM LEBBON Appearance at Waterstone’s in Cardiff

Posted by Paul Puglisi on June 16, 2009 Cardiff Waterstone's, Friday, 6:30 - my book launch (THE ISLAND in hardback, FALLEN in paperback). Then pub. via Tim's Twitter. @timlebbon

BENSON, GOLDEN, SNIEGOSKI Signing In Cambridge, MA on June 19

Posted by Paul Puglisi on June 15, 2009 Mark your calendars! There's a triple-threat book signing happening this Friday:

Friday, June 19th, 2009 from 7-9 PM
Amber Benson, Thomas E. Sniegoski, and Christopher Golden at Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant St., Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-3721

Visit their websites:
Christopher Golden
Thomas Sniegoski
Amber Benson

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