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SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne and Dark Discoveries Magazine Managing Editor, James Beach, are pleased to announce that anyone purchasing or renewing their 1 or 2 year subscription to Dark Discoveries Magazine is eligible to receive a paperback Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) of one of the following listed titles,
Limbus, Inc. – Edited by Anne C. Petty, Authors – Anne C. Petty, Jonathan Maberry, Joseph Nassise, Benjamin Kane Ethridge and Brett J. Talley.
Steel Breeze – Author, Douglas Wynne
Special Dead – Author, Patrick Freivald
The Demon’s Wife - Author, Rick Hautala
To qualify, simply renew or purchase your subscription. You will then be contacted to find out which book you would like to request. You pick the one book of your choice from the four books listed above. The choice is yours.
Once your decision is made the ARC will be mailed to you within a few days. You do not have to wait for the publication date. It will be mailed out within a few days from receiving your subscription purchase.
To renew your subscription you can click on the link below. Make sure to purchase a 1 or 2 year subscription. Single issue purchases are not eligible.
Offer expires May 1, 2013 – No exceptions
Dark Discoveries Magazine, a subsidiary of JournalStone Publishing, is a well-established and popular full-color slick print quarterly magazine, including a digital edition, which is internationally distributed in the U.K., Germany, Canada and all across the USA, and features some of the best fiction, interviews, reviews and art to be found in the field of Dark Fantasy.
JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine. We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people.
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For further information –
Contact: Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing
Phone: 415-763-7323. (READ)
Award-winning company, EndTimes Productions, is now accepting submissions for its 7th Annual Edition of Vignettes for the Apocalypse, New York’s oldest and largest Sci-fi/Horror themed theater festival. This year’s program will consist of three full-length plays, and two one-act collections, to be presented at the company’s home base, The 133rd Street Arts Center, 7/8-7/21, 2013. There will be a $10 honorarium for one-acts, and a $25 honorarium for full-length plays. All submissions should fall within the horror, suspense, or sci-fi genre. Deadline for entries is 5/1/13. Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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” A revolution has been brewing in the publishing industry, driven by the growing popularity of ebooks and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program, which lets independent authors reach out to readers worldwide. Many authors have used this over the last two years to strike gold on Amazon, often eschewing traditional publishers. Recent estimates say that as many as four out of ten bestselling Amazon ebook titles have been published through this groundbreaking program.
A recent example is that of Indian author Mainak Dhar, who currently lives in Singapore. Dhar, a Singapore PR who has been living in Singapore since 2001 and is employed as General Manager with multinational giant Procter & Gamble had been widely published in India by major publishers, and one of his novels (Herogiri) is being made into a Bollywood movie. In late 2011, he started using Amazon KDP to reach out to a worldwide audience through ebooks, and the success he has seen reached a peak last week when he unseated Stephen King as the #1 Most Popular Horror author on Amazon’s Kindle store. That heady feeling lasted much of the day before Dhar slipped back to #2. Says Dhar, “Mr. King has been an inspiration, and just being on the same page as him is an honor”. Dhar’s most popular work has been the Alice in Deadland series, an adventure set in a dystopian future world. He has already self-published four books in the series on Amazon and is currently working on the fifth.
Amazon’s KDP not just gives authors a worldwide reach, but also means significantly higher royalties- up to 70% on ebooks priced above $2.99, compared to 7.5-10% on traditional paperback deals. Dhar has sold an estimated 150,000 ebooks on Amazon and says that, “Embracing technology and the revolution of ebooks and digital marketing has been a game changer for me in terms of connecting with readers worldwide.’”
Are you looking for something to do in LA in September? Are you a fan of Stephen King’s novel Carrie? If so, then you can’t miss this. From the website www.carrieinla.com
“From its infamous roots in the pantheon of terror, you’ve never seen a musical quite like this…
Twenty-five years after its spellbinding premiere shocked critics and audiences from London to New York, CARRIE, the most legendary Broadway musical of all time, comes to Los Angeles for the very first time.
Based on the classic horror novel by Stephen King, and featuring a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), CARRIE spins a classic tale of bloodsport and revenge.
A misfit at school, terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home, 17 year old Carrie White, nonetheless, has a secret. And when a prank at the high school prom goes horribly wrong, they’ll all find out just how scary a secret can be…
Outrageous, controversial and completely thrilling, CARRIE comes to LA in a blazing new immersive production sure to be the theatrical event of the year.
So, make your date, come to the dance, and meet this year’s prom queen. It’s a night you’ll never forget…”
Midnight Echo magazine is now the official Australian distributor of Cemetery Dance Publications, the world’s leading specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense.
“Cemetery Dance Publications is thrilled to be working with our friends at Midnight Echo to make it easier and more affordable for collectors and readers in Australia to order our books.” Brian Freeman, Managing Editor, Cemetery Dance Publications
Readers can visit the Midnight Shop page on the ME website to see all the titles now available, or to place a pre-order for upcoming books: http://midnightechomagazine.com/the-new-midnight-shop/.
“For those living in Australia, this deal means you no longer have to pay the expensive international shipping costs when you order CD books. And don’t forget that you can also order the latest copy of Dark Discoveries magazine from us, too,” ME Executive Editor Marty Young said.
“Also, it’s party time in the Midnight offices as the goblins release the Table of Contents for the upcoming Midnight Echo Issue 9, edited by Geoff Brown and due for publication on May 31.
“Please note we also have a few advertising spots left, so please read on for details, but you’ll need to be quick.”
The details on ME#9 are as follows:
Cover art by Mel Gannon Interior art by Greg Chapman
The Table of Contents:
Changeling by Jonathan Maberry
Black Train Blues by James A Moore
Black Peter by Martin Livings
The Road by Amanda J Spedding
Coffee Rings by Kristin Dearborn
The Wee Folk by JG Faherty
From the Forebears by Steven Gepp
Little Boy, Little Girl, Lost in the Woods by Mark Patrick Lynch
The Fathomed Wreck to See by Alan Baxter
ganesh by Talie Helene
Allure of the Ancients: The Key to His Kingdom – story by Mark Farrugia, illustrations by Greg Chapman
The Mythology of Mid-World by Robin Furth (non-fiction) Russian Field of Mysteries by Tony Vilgotsky (non-fiction) An Interview with Jonathan Maberry An Interview with Mel Gannon
A Word from the AHWA President – Geoff Brown Tartarus – Danny Lovecraft (poetry column) Pix and Panels – Mark Farrugia (comic column) Black Roads, Dark Highways #4 – Andrew McKiernan (column) Sinister Reads (all the latest releases from AHWA members)
Pre-orders for the limited print edition are now being taken. Please visit www.midnightechomagazine.com for full details.
About the Australian Horror Writers Association
The Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) is the peak professional body for Australian authors of dark fiction (horror, dark fantasy, and paranormal fiction) and has 300 members. The AHWA was founded in 2003, and since its incorporation in 2005, the Association has implemented an annual short story competition, a mentorship programme, online writers forums, news and article archives, the fiction magazine Midnight Echo, and The Australian Shadows Award. For further information on the AHWA, visit www.australianhorror.com or www.midnightechomagazine.com
Available for comment/interview:
Marty Young, Executive Editor – Mobile: 0434 882 504 or Email: email@example.com
The March issue of Nightmare Magazine (www.nightmare-magazine.com) is now on sale. In the March 2013 issue, there is original fiction from David Tallerman (“The Sign in the Moonlight”) and Jeff VanderMeer (“No Breather in the World But Thee”), along with reprints by Molly Tanzer (“The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins”) and Livia Llewellyn (“Jetsam”).They also have the latest installment of their column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with all of their authors, a showcase on their cover artist, and a feature interview with bestselling author Jonathan Maberry. The full table of contents are below.The entire issue is available in ebook form now, both from Nightmare directly and from third party ebook vendors; the issue’s contents will be serialized on nightmare-magazine.com throughout the month. Dates in parentheses indicate when the story or article in question will be live on the website.
Issue 6, March 2013
Editorial, February 2013 (03/06/2013)
“The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins”—Molly Tanzer (03/06/2013)
Author Spotlight: Molly Tanzer (03/06/2013)
“The Sign in the Moonlight”—David Tallerman (03/13/2013)
Author Spotlight: David Tallerman (03/13/2013)
The H Word: “The F Bomb”— R. J. Sevin (03/13/2013)
“Jetsam” – Livia Llewellyn (03/20/2013)
Author Spotlight: Livia Llewellyn (03/20/2013)
Artist Gallery: Daniel Karlsson (03/20/2013)
Artist Spotlight: Daniel Karlsson (03/20/2013)
“No Breather in the World But Thee”—Jeff VanderMeer (03/27/2013)
Author Spotlight: Jeff VanderMeer (03/27/2013)
Interview: Jonathan Maberry (03/27/2013)