People Live Still in Cashtown Corners by Tony Burgess and In the Mean Time by Paul Tremblay are now available in trade paperback and eBook formats from ChiZine Publications (CZP) and online retailers.
The final two of CZP’s fall 2010 titles, this novella and short story collection punctuate the season with both their haunting themes and ChiZine’s innovative marketing strategies.
People Live Still in Cashtown Corners is a fictional retelling of a real murder case, told from the point of view of the culprit whose heinous acts makes him feel more human than he’s ever felt. The photo inserts featuring real crime scene photos add an eerie depth to the novella. In addition, Bruce MacDonald, who worked with Burgess on adapting Burgess’ Pontypool Changes Everything into a film, has shot a trailer
Following People Live Still in Cashtown Corners is In the Mean Time, Paul Tremblay’s latest collection of short fiction. Though many of the selections take a quieter spin on the apocalypse and run rampant with paranoia with such stories as “The Balloons of Annotte” and “Blog at the End of the World”, Tremblay is still very interested in connecting with his audience. Not only does he blog actively about his work, CZP will also be releasing free podcasts of the stories to help promote their release. One story will be put out per week at a total of six stories with such readers as Sarah Langan, Michael Cisco, Stephen Graham Jones, John Langan, Mur Lafferty, and Paul Tremblay himself.
“It’s all about getting closer to the readers,” says CZP Co-Publisher Sandra Kasturi. “We always love to have some kind of free content to go with the book, such as PDF samples and now the podcasts, so that everyone can get an equal taste of what the books have to offer. We’re lucky we can experiment and branch out like this, especially in the age of smart phones and free WiFi hyper-available. In this way, we can get a better idea of reader response and what they want to see more of.”
Both books will be available in trade paperback editions as well as DRM-free eBooks in Kindle, ePub, and PDF formats. As always, CZP is offering a 30% discount off the cover price for all trade paperbacks purchased directly from them. Links on where to order both books can be found on their site at ChiZine Publications.