JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne has announced that JS has just purchased the acclaimed internationally distributed, quarterly slick full-color magazine, Dark Discoveries, and its related website from founder and publisher, James Beach, who will also be joining the JS team and remain as Senior Managing Editor of the magazine.
Dark Discoveries Magazine, founded in 2004 has an eight (8) year history and tradition as one of the Horror, Dark Fantasy, and Science Fiction Genre’s most respected, creative, and innovative magazines. JS President Payne and Founder & Managing Editor Beach both vow that the high quality standard that founder Beach has fostered will continue.
“We at JournalStone want to thank James Beach for trusting us with his legacy and are doubly thrilled to have him join the JS team,” says Payne. The JS acquisition of Dark Discoveries Magazine and hiring of James Beach follows JournalStone’s recent acquisition of the Hellnotes website and hiring of its founder David Silva. Hellnotes has, for the past seventeen (17) years, been bringing the best daily news and reviews concerning fiction, movies, television, and art dedicated to the Horror, Dark Fantasy, and Science Fiction Genres, to fans all over the world. Thanks to this planned expansion of the company, JounalStone now has a staff of ten distinguished employees.
JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. They publish in multiple book formats and market their authors on a global level. They 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. “Our online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently we began our own forum,” adds Payne. The company’s main goal is to publish quality novels that will showcase an author’s work and promote that work utilizing JournalStone’s evolving presence. Assisted by a hard-working and distinguished staff of employees, President and Editor-In-Chief Christopher C. Payne has led JS on a rapid and successful journey to recognition and sales within the marketplace.
With two books nominated for awards in JournalStone’s first 12 months of operation, Payne and his team are still not willing to slow down. 2012 has already seen JournalStone on the front cover of Publishers Weekly magazine in an April issue; with three of its authors highlighted on the inside cover. Additionally, Joseph Nassise (international bestselling author), Jonathan Maberry (New York Times bestselling author), and Benjamin Kane Ethridge (2010 Bram Stoker Award winner), have been added as JournalStone signed authors, complimenting Brett J. Talley and Anne C. Petty on a shared world anthology titled Limbus, to be released in the spring of 2013.