It’s Thursday, and just a few days to go until we can legitimately scare the local kids out of a year’s growth when they call around trick-or-treating with their little plastic tubs. Heh heh! Man, I do so love this time of year . . . and Nicky and I have bought new masks! Hoo hoo . . . I can’t wait.
We’ve pretty much got in signed copies of all the titles we launched at FantasyCon with just Book of Horrors - Little Green God.jpgthe Gutshot signing sheets still going the rounds.
Also going the rounds are the sheets for the PS/CD edition of Stephen Jones’s A Book of Horrors—believe me, that’s going to be quite a book. Anyway, everyone who ordered signed copies of the most recent titles (excepting Gutshot, of course) should be receiving their books by the middle of November . . . and that includes our wonderful Lifetime Subscribers (we love you guys)!
Also quite a book is the special slipcased edition of Stephen King’s 11.22.63. And we have a special treat for people who are buying it from PS because we’ve arranged with Hodder & Stoughton to print up special dust-jackets at our own expense (the volume is issued without a DJ, in line with previous 1,000-copy King editions in the past from Hodder). We’re expecting it to hit our doors in the next week or two.
We’ve got all manner of fabtastic stuff about to go to the printers including Scream Quietly, Stephen Jones’s 550-page 33-story celebration of the work of Charles L. Grant, which also features essays from Nancy Holder, Stephen Jones, Nancy Kilpatrick, Stephen King, Tom Monteleone, Kim Newman and Peter Straub.
We’re aiming to launch the book at the British Fantasy Society’s pre-Christmas knees-up at the Mug House in London on 9 December (also the historic date of the first cremation in the United States, back in 1772—hey, you learn something every day here at PS . . . c’mon, admit it!)
And finally, thanks to Publishers Weekly’s recent decision to accept pdfs for its reviewers and not insist on actual printed-up ARCs (Advance Reading Copies or Uncorrected Proofs), we’re drawing a line under the expensive and time-consuming practice of producing ARCs. To celebrate, we’re clearing out all of our ARC copies at £4.99 plus postage for the novellas and £8.99 plus postage for everything else. We have multiple copies of most of them and single copies of a few. Each title has a number registered and that number will be reduced as copies are sold. When they’re gone, they’re gone. Here are the titles:
HELLO SUMMER, GOODBYE
THE INHABITANT OF THE LAKE
IN THE TIME OF WAR
WAKE UP AND DREAM
THE COLORADO KID
WHAT WOLVES KNOW
THE CITY BEYOND PLAY
Go ahead, treat yourself. You won’t see their like again.
CLEARANCE SALE UPDATE
Last week we slashed the price of all remaining paperbacks to just £2.99, many of which are signed — we are now down to the last one or two copies at the most. Likewise, the novellas, novels, plus a cracking array of collections and anthologies all priced at under £10 have sold well and will soon be gone for good. And finally, we have just a handful of signed slipcased editions which we are virtually giving away at £12.99.
PAPERBACKS - ALL £2.99
Night of Knives [unsigned paperback novel by Ian Cameron Esslemont]
The Cosmology of the Wider World [signed paperback novella by Jeffrey Ford]
20th Century Ghosts [unsigned paperback collection by Joe Hill]
I Am The Bird [signed paperback novella by T.M. Wright]
The Voyage of Night Shining White [signed paperback novella by Chris Roberson]
I Am The Bird [signed jacketed hardcover by T.M. Wright] £6.99
In Springdale Town [signed jacketed hardcover by Robert Freeman Wexler] £6.99
Dead Earth: The Green Dawn [signed hardcover by Mark Justice and David T. Wilbanks] £4.99
The Mermaids [signed hardcover by Robert Edric] £4.99
The Mermaids [signed jacketed hardcover novella by Robert Edric] £6.99
Twelve Collections and the Teashop [unsigned hardcover novella length collection by Zoran Zivkovic] £4.99
Hereafter and After [signed jacketed hardcover by Richard Parks] £6.99
Vault of Deeds [unsigned hardcover by James Barclay] £4.99
Planet of Mystery [unsigned hardcover by Terry Bisson] £4.99
The Enigma of Departure [signed jacketed hardcover by Nicholas Royle] £6.99
The City in These Pages [unsigned hardcover by John Grant] £4.99
The Economy of Light [unsigned hardcover by Jack Dann] £4.99
NOVELS & COLLECTIONS
Dandelion Wine 50th Anniversary Edition [unsigned hardcover novel by Ray Bradbury] £9.99
The Wandering Soul Essays & Letters by William Hope Hodgson [unsigned jacketed hardcover collection by Jane Frank (editor) £9.99
Impossible Stories [signed jacketed hardcover collection by Zoran Zivkovic] £9.99
Where or When [unsigned jacketed hardcover collection by Steven Utley] £9.99
Promised Land [signed hardcover novel by Jack Dann] £9.99
The Collected Ed Gorman, Vol 1: Out There in the Darkness [unsigned hardcover collection by Ed Gorman] £9.99
The Collected Ed Gorman, Vol 2: The Moving Coffin [unsigned hardcover collection by Ed Gorman] £9.99
The Grin of the Dark [unsigned hardcover novel by Ramsey Campbell] £9.99
Hello Summer, Goodbye [unsigned hardcover novel by Michael Coney] £9.99
Cage of Night [unsigned hardcover novel by Ed Gorman] £9.99
The Last Book [unsigned hardcover novel by Zoran Zivkovic] £9.99
The Pilo Family Circus [unsigned hardcover novel by Will Elliot] £9.99
Where or When [signed slipcase collection by Steven Utley] £12.99
Random Walk [signed slipcased novel by Lawrence Block] £12.99
The Pilo Family Circus [signed slipcased novel by Will Elliot] £12.99
Cage of Night [signed slipcased novel by Ed Gorman] £12.99http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/