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John Llewellyn Probert signs to Pendragon Press!

Posted by Chris on June 19, 2012 at 19:59
Posted in: Book News, General

Next year. Pendragon Press will publish John Llewellyn Probert's The Little Book of House of Mortal Cinema – a collection of film essays from the acclaimed writer, surgeon, after-dinner speaker and purveyor of extremely fine velvet jackets.

This book will be available as a limited edition hardcover and ebook and will be totally indispensable for all connoisseurs and fans of weird, late-night films.

Big Announcement Release!

Posted by Chris on June 12, 2012 at 20:29
Posted in: Book News, General

Remember sometime ago when I teased you folks with news of a rather big announcement and a change in future direction… well, not sure whether or not it's a directional change in future course for Pendragon but the big announcement is this:

From 1st September to 31st December 2012 a reading window will open, for publication in 2014, for novels and novellas – more details of this later – and to help me with this task, I have become We:

Katy O'Dowd, Robert Spalding and Ross Warren are now officially commissioning editors for Pendragon Press – there will be a fourth editor, but I'm waiting until far more important things in their life are over and done with before I announce the appointment.

For you can imagine that I am rather excited to welcome my first employees – ha, such a grand boast! – but that submissions window has been closed for too long.

Anyway, that is it for now – except to say that all you writers out there, keep your eyes peeled for that SUBMISSIONS page to be updated.

Of course, by all means continue to visit the site and don't be shy if a book or two tickles your purse strings.

Visions Fading Fast: a blog from the editor

Posted by Chris on June 12, 2012 at 10:05
Posted in: Book News, General

At Gary McMahon's own site: enjoy, then come back and order a copy! :)

A ferally good review

Posted by Chris on June 10, 2012 at 19:51
Posted in: Book News, Reviews

I do apologise for such an awful pun, and I should have resisted, but I'm weak…

Anyway, from those bods over at the Horrifically Horrifying Horror blog, a rather splendid review of Feral Companions by Simon Maginn and Gary Fry.

The Nasty Snips Project: Press Release

Posted by Chris on June 4, 2012 at 20:54
Posted in: Book News, General

You may well have noticed the new menu item on the top bar for "THE NASTY SNIPS PROJECT" – which if clicked upon is password-protected. Well, that limitation has now been lifted and call can be revealed…

THE NASTY SNIPS PROJECT – or NASTY SNIPS 2 – has it was known is a wholly electronic publication or, rather, multiple publications; bite-sized slices of four horror stories for a nibble-like price automatically downloaded to your PC for reading.

I, the Managing Editor and Publisher, was faced with a dilemma – has the list of accepted stories grew, the selling price of this anthology was inching closer to that of a paper-based anthology which, in all honesty, was something which I did not want. I firmly believe that ebooks should be at least half the price of their paper-counterpart: after all, from the point of view of Pendragon Press, the biggest expense is that of the physical production.

So, what to do? Mini-anthologies was the obvious answer but how to make it manageable? E-mail the reader individually their books – not exactly ideal. Then, I discovered a brand new website service which worked when beta-tested with my fellow editors and worked like a dream.

And so, the dream became a reality: each mini-anthology chunk of the NASTY SNIPS PROJECT will be made of four stories and all for a nibble-like price.

Due to this new means of distribution it is hoped that the NSP will grow forever onwards; a new chunk of fantastic fiction uploaded once the authors have been paid.

In the next couple of days, check the NSP page on this site for the full Table of Contents with the first four Project titles available for purchase and download.

Here's to the bloody future…

Christopher C Teague
Managing Editor
The Nasty Snips Project
www.pendragonpress.net

A Mask'd Review

Posted by Chris on June 4, 2012 at 20:10
Posted in: Book News, General, Reviews

Did you see what I just did there? Courtesy of thehorrificallyhorrifyingblog, just discovered this review by Gary Swindley who liked the book, liked it very much indeed.

"… a great little selection of short stories… [which] gives a a broad stroke to those sides of human nature we like to think don’t exist."