Shane Staley is reporting that Delirium will be opening Horror Mall on Halloween. Dedicated to to horror goods of all kinds, though one of its primary focuses will be on books, Horror Mall will feature a state of the art user-friendly website for those interested in horror products.
What’s different about this site from other bookstores? Basically, it’s an online mall. There will be different sellers and stores providing different products, but all stores will be under a single checkout process, so customers will be able to shop in one place for all your horror needs.
Larry Roberts of Bloodletting Books will be joining the project from the start as the primary bookseller/bookstore. Bloodletting Books’ stock of limited edition horror titles will now be sold through Horror Mall. There will be more than 500 different titles in stock by the time the site goes live on Halloween. Roberts will provide the warehouse and shipping for all books purchased.
“Larry and I have been working together on this for quite some time now,” said Staley. “As we agreed early on that what the horror genre needed most was a central place to come together to buy books and other products. Delirium Books was branching out into the selling of other publishers and instead of competing with Bloodletting Books, Larry and I decided to unite and work together to build a mega-site dedicated to the best this genre has to offer. Horror Mall will focus on cross-promoting horror literature with movies and art, among other things.”
Other features of the site will include a message board and blog which will be linked to a newsletter that will go out to everyone who wants to know when new products are added to the mall. The site will also feature a customer points system similar to Delirium’s where you earn points for each purchase which can be used as cash towards future orders. Also, as customer service has been a key to both Delirium’s and Bloodletting’s success, the new site will include a customer support system where customers can submit their questions via a ticket and track its progress online and through e-mail.
For those who want to be on the mailing list from the beginning, you can join the newsletter here: Horror Mall Daily