Anthony Ziccardi, Vice President and Associate Publisher of Pocket Books, has announced a new co-publishing venture with Permuted Press, best known for horror, dark fantasy and science fiction novels. The seven book deal was brokered by Marc Gerald at the Agency Group. The books will be Zombie focused, with the first release Day To Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne, slated for October 2009.

“I am excited to be the pioneer author for the Pocket Books and Permuted Press joint publishing venture. Horror fans are in for an absolute thrill and can expect to enjoy bold, fresh and riveting fiction as a result of this project. The journey with Permuted Press has been a great success and I know that success will be further enhanced as we shift gears into a new and exciting relationship with Pocket Books. Keep your doors locked!” said Bourne.

Permuted Press began its publishing program in 2004 and quickly became noted in the horror fiction genre.

Jacob Kier, Publisher, Permuted Press, said “I couldn’t be more excited about teaming up with Pocket Books to bring some of Permuted’s most exciting and thought-provoking tales of the end of the world to a larger audience.”

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Permuted Press and expand their very successful brand,” said Anthony Ziccardi. “We feel the horror genre and zombies in particular, will be a growing category at retail. Even Hollywood seems to be focused on zombie tales and we feel that we are well positioned to capitalize on this trend.”

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