The winner of our first Coffee and a Book contest was Ralph Pullins. Ralph selected as his prize:
Red Phone Box, ed. by Salome Jones
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
and any coffee. We gave him Equal Exchange Fair Trade Coffee, of course.
Thanks to everyone who entered. We hope to do this again in a couple of months, along with some puzzles designed by Dedopulos himself.
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Yesterday our Kickstarter fundraising campaign ended. Thanks to 242 backers we succeeded in raising
About ten percent of that amount will go to Kickstarter fees and VAT, and we'll be starting budgeting meetings soon to make wise use of the remaining £10,400.
We're truly grateful to the many people who helped enable this success, including each and every backer and numerous heroes who helped us get the word out.
Because of this success, we'll soon be offering contracts to a group of new books, and starting more serious promotions for the ones we'll be releasing the next few months. We'll also be able to revamp our website and make some other steps toward our list of long term goals.
We look forward to growing with you and for you.
The Ghostwoods Books Team
Today Bleeding Cool features a short article about Cthulhu Lives!, out this week.
Two forthcoming titles are now available for reviewers.
Request a review copy on our REVIEWERS page.
Ghostwoods Books has signed author Marion Grace Woolley's new Gothic novel Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran. Set in 19th century Iran, the book tells the story of a magician, ventriloquist, and murderer taken into the Shah's court, from the viewpoint of the Shah's daughter.
"Woolley's prose is atmospheric and mesmerizing," says Ghostwoods Books editor Salome Jones. "It's a vampire story without the vampires. It depicts in an exquisite and irresistible way the pleasure that some take in committing forbidden acts."
The author herself says, "This book is likely to appeal to people who like their fiction dark and bloody." Woolley, who hails from the UK, has had three previous novels published.
The release date for Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran has not yet been set, but readers can expect to see it near the end of the year, says Jones. Watch for additional news about the book here.
Ghostwoods Books is pleased to announce that we've signed Jessica Barksdale Inclan's delicious new chick lit novel. Ms. Inclan is the author of several best selling novels in the United States. Her work has been translated into several languages.
Watch this space for updates about her work
Ghostwoods Books, a small, fair-trade publisher established in London, UK in 2011, is preparing to launch a romance and romantic suspense imprint. We'd like to start with a slate of between four and eight romance titles. Our contracts are among the fairest you'll find among small publishers. Our mission is to help serious writers earn a living from their work without having to sign a deal with one of the large publishers. We provide editing, marketing, and other assistance, and our basic contract evenly divides sales receipts (less any printing costs) between writer and publisher. (Compared with many other small presses which offer only 20-30% of profits to writers.) We strive to be fair in every regard.
You can find more information about the call for romance novels on our Calls for Submissions page.
Ghostwoods Books is excited to announce the planned launch of 'Story Night,' where authors (or voice actors) will read an extract from one of the books they've written for us. We encourage readers to grab their popcorn and cocoa, and sit down to listen. There may also be an opportunity to ask writers questions and have them respond on the audio broadcast. We expect Story Night to launch over the next few weeks.
Broadcasts will be available as recordings after the initial airing.
Ghostwoods Books has released The Doll Factory, a new novelette by Tim Kennerman. This novelette follows on the heels of last week's release of A Masquerade of angels.
Tim Kennerman is a psuedonym of veteran writer Tim Dedopulos. Dedopulos chose to publish under a pseudonym for this work to differentiate it from his non-fiction and gaming related work.
The novelette is published with a period themed cover designed by Hungarian designer, Gabor Csigas.