E-book readers haven’t been around all that long, but already they’re heading toward obsolescence, pushed aside by the burgeoning demand for their multi-use successor: The tablet. After years of rapid growth, sales of dedicated e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook are declining, precipitously. That’s the word from market research outfit IHS iSuppli, which says the e-reader is “flaming out.” Every Time You Buy a Tablet, an E-Reader Dies

Summit Entertainment is looking to Breed, acquiring feature rights to Chase Novak’s horror novel and tapping Burr Steers to write and direct. David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford of Heyday Films are producing. Breed, published in September, follows the aftermath of an experimental fertility treatment that turns a couple into bloodthirsty savages. Mulholland Books ordered a sequel novel from Novak – a pseudonym used by novelist Scott Spencer – before Breed was published. Burr Steers to write, direct Breed adaptation

Cemetery Dance Magazine is looking for well written horror, dark mystery, and suspense short stories up to 5,000 words. Originals, no reprints. We want tales that are powerful and emotional — creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. Suspense/mystery/crime tales with a horror element are always welcome. Both supernatural and psychological stories are fine.
Please note that in the past we have typically received 500+ monthly submissions for the very limited number of open slots in the magazine, so only the best stories will stand out. Please send your very best work. Cemetery Dance magazine Fiction Submissions

If you think the term “motion comic” means some barely-animated, poorly-produced DVD tie-in made for a quick buck… well, you’re mostly right. But developer Leviathan Games is hoping to buck that trend with their new series of apps, Bane of Yoto. The story is based on the trade paperback of the same name, which has become something of a favorite in horror circles as of late. You can try the first part of the story for free, and the second episode landed yesterday for $3. Fantasy Horror Novel Bane Of Yoto Becomes 3D Motion Comic

The Ward by SL Grey (horror writing duo Louis Greenberg and Sarah Lotz) has made The Independent UK’s list of top science fiction, fantasy and horror books of the year. According to David Barnett, who compiled the list, the follow-up to Grey’s debut, The Mall, “equals – if not trumps – the disturbing, creepy horror of their first, while shining a harsh light on real life.” SL Grey’s The Ward on The Independent UK’s List of Best Sci-fi, Horror and Fantasy Books of 2012

Horror stories have a rich tradition dating back to ancient times. All throughout history there are countless examples of our fascination with the dark parts of our own world. Ghost stories told around a campfire, tales told to children to make them behave, and even the weekend trip to the latest slasher flick are all signs of our love affair with things that go bump in the night. Literary horror is in many ways the pinnacle of the scary story. The following writers are masters of their craft and have helped make the horror genre what it is today. Top Ten Horror Authors

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