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Theli
06-06-2014, 04:25 PM
So I just got an e-mail stating that Dark Regions Press has just scored a book contract for three ''Anniversary Editions'' of a bestselling author. To be revealed in the next two weeks. Well I have to say I'm interested. Here's what I have gleaned: The e-mail doesn't give any information on the dates of release of the books. So it may be an all at once/over short period of time, or it may be like CD's King releases, released over time as the anniversaries are reached. Then the fact that it's specifically 3 books, makes me think it could be a trilogy. And my last thought on the e-mail is that it states the books are from a bestselling author, but it does not state that these specific novels were bestsellers. So we may be looking at earlier novels of a more famous author.
I love a good mystery :D
Any speculation?

TJCams
06-06-2014, 05:27 PM
So I just got an e-mail stating that Dark Regions Press has just scored a book contract for three ''Anniversary Editions'' of a bestselling author. To be revealed in the next two weeks. Well I have to say I'm interested. Here's what I have gleaned: The e-mail doesn't give any information on the dates of release of the books. So it may be an all at once/over short period of time, or it may be like CD's King releases, released over time as the anniversaries are reached. Then the fact that it's specifically 3 books, makes me think it could be a trilogy. And my last thought on the e-mail is that it states the books are from a bestselling author, but it does not state that these specific novels were bestsellers. So we may be looking at earlier novels of a more famous author.
I love a good mystery :D
Any speculation?

I also received that email - and was thinking. I am wondering, if it maybe isn't some Clive Barker books - isn't there a re-doing of Hellraiser that Barker is directly involved in coming in the near future? Plus, they did Midnight Meat Train recently...... 2016 would be 25 yrs for Imajica (1991?), as well as 30 years for Hellbound Heart (Hellraiser) (1986).....and 20 for Sacrament too! just thinking out loud.

Sock Monkey
06-07-2014, 12:06 AM
I also thought Barker, but Earthling just did Hellbound Heart a few years back so I doubt we're already getting another anniversary edition of that book though I could be wrong. They do use the term "legendary" to describe the author so it's got to be a pretty big name. Who else could.fit that title? Koontz? Straub? Any other suggestions?

slayn666
06-07-2014, 12:17 AM
They recently released a new collection from Ramsey Campbell, so that's my guess.

Theli
06-07-2014, 01:20 AM
I was thinking Koontz and Straub honestly, but that would be a huge step up for them. Maybe some 70's Koontz Demon Seed is turning 40 this year I believe. I just have the feeling it'll be a new author for their roster.

Sock Monkey
06-07-2014, 02:13 AM
I would agree that Koontz and Straub would be a big jump for them, but with the recent addition of Lansdale, Barker, and Keene to their roster I'd say nothing can be taken off the table. Campbell is a definite possibility. On a side note, isn't Centipede supposed to be doing a two volume set collecting his short fiction?

darkdiscoveries
06-13-2014, 06:50 PM
I can't tell you yet who it is until the contracts are signed but it's not King (although we'd certainly love to work with big Steve at some point!). I do think you'll like who it is though and we'll have an announcement very soon on it!

- James

TJCams
06-13-2014, 08:00 PM
I can't tell you yet who it is until the contracts are signed but it's not King (although we'd certainly love to work with big Steve at some point!). I do think you'll like who it is though and we'll have an announcement very soon on it!

- James

Understood - has the name been mentioned in any of the above posts?? ;)

Theli
06-13-2014, 08:10 PM
I can't tell you yet who it is until the contracts are signed but it's not King (although we'd certainly love to work with big Steve at some point!). I do think you'll like who it is though and we'll have an announcement very soon on it!

- James
Can you give us a hint to feed the fire? :D
Is it a new author to the DRP ranks or one who has worked with you guys before?

darkdiscoveries
06-15-2014, 09:11 PM
Just got the word that the contracts are signed and winging their way back to Chris and DRP now. So i'll wait until he has it in hand and drops the news, but expect to hear sometime this next week.

It's not anybody DRP has worked with before, but you'll know who he is for sure. And I do have some other projects that we are working on locking in with other big and bigger name authors who also haven't worked with DRP before that I know you guys will like!

- James

Theli
06-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Cool, thanks for keeping us tantalized!

Sock Monkey
06-16-2014, 12:14 AM
Very excited to hear the news! Bring on the announcement!

darkdiscoveries
06-20-2014, 04:48 PM
**

Big Announcement Coming This Tuesday on Three Anniversary Editions from Legendary Horror Author

We are excited to make the official announcement on three upcoming anniversary/collector's editions from a legendary horror author that we mentioned in a previous newsletter. Make sure you don't miss our broadcast coming on Tuesday, June 24th at 12PM PST for the official news!

**

Last teaser until Tuesday, but it's on the docket now for the official announcement. We're still narrowing down the 3 book choices out of 10 potential ones. This will be based on which authors are doing intros and so on, but we'll at least announce the authors involved (including the main man).

Thanks for your interest!

- James

slayn666
06-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Until that last post I was kind of hoping it'd be Lindqvist just for the absolute coup it'd represent for DRP (Let the Right One In originally came out in 2004, afterall). Now I'm thinking it'll be either Straub or John Saul or someone similar, just based on the number of potential books.

bugen
06-24-2014, 07:04 PM
Richard Laymon to those not on the newsletter.

TJCams
06-24-2014, 07:07 PM
Laymon is a nice grab for DRP for sure. I have one of his books, but have not read it yet (To Wake The Dead). Should be interesting to see what titles they will be publishing.

Sock Monkey
06-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Nice announcement by DRP. I don't know if I'll be picking any of the titles up once they are announced but it is pretty cool news.

darkdiscoveries
06-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Ah you guys beat me too it! LOL Yes it's Richard Laymon. They will be 3 deluxe/limited edition HCs that have not seen a limited release (and in some cases not even a US HC). Here's the whole press release:


We are thrilled to announce that a contract has been signed giving us the rights to three anniversary/collector's editions of Richard Laymon novels. Laymon was a world-renowned bestselling horror author of The Cellar, Beware, Funland, Island and many other titles. He was the recipient of the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award and was once the President of the Horror Writers Association.

All three Laymon volumes will be edited by DRP team member James R. Beach, founder of Dark Discoveries Magazine. The books will include many extras, including previously unpublished materials by Richard Laymon, new introductions/forewords by authors that he mentored/inspired, never-before-seen photos, notes and all-new cover artwork and interior illustrations. The books will be signed by multiple contributing authors, artists, editors and more.

The three titles that we will be publishing will be revealed as the first book comes closer to preorder. We hope to launch the first Laymon volume for preorder on the DarkRegions.com website by Q1 or Q2 of 2015, and plan to have all three titles released by the end of 2016.

We are truly honored to be given the opportunity to publish the great Laymon's work. Keep an eye out for more information as the months progress!

darkdiscoveries
06-24-2014, 08:18 PM
I have 4 of the 6 authors locked in too for writing introductions and afterwords. I want to get the last two locked in before we announce that too, but the plan is for all 6 authors to sign sheets along with the artists and editor/s. There will be 3 contemporaries of Laymon's and 3 mentorees. I'm also working with Ann Laymon on the extra materials for each book which will be some non-fiction material, photos etc. I want these to be very special and something Dick would be proud of.

Sock Monkey
06-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Nice to hear that the books haven't been done as limiteds before. That piques my interest a little more. Thanks for the additional info!

bugen
06-24-2014, 08:19 PM
Very cool - thank you for sharing some of the details!

Theli
06-24-2014, 09:22 PM
Killer news, I have my fingers crossed for The Stake and Bite. Didn't CD do the Cellar already?

darkdiscoveries
06-24-2014, 09:46 PM
Killer news, I have my fingers crossed for The Stake and Bite. Didn't CD do the Cellar already?

The Cellar isn't one of them we're looking at doing nor any of the other titles CD did (we don't want to step on our friend's toes and also doing a limited of a limited is kinda lame unless it's a big deluxe anniversary edition with new stuff etc. In my opinion that is). The titles we are choosing from (of a list of 10 potential titles) are from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. We've basically got it narrowed down to 4 or 5 now but wanted to see what comes together a bit more with the extra content and author's choices for books for intros and so on. We want these to be special not only for the fans, but friends of Laymon as well.

Theli
06-25-2014, 05:17 PM
Very cool, I can't wait to find out more!

bookworm 1
06-26-2014, 11:24 PM
These books will be must have for me. Hope I can put the money together for them. Can not wait to see which books are chosen.

Theli
06-27-2014, 11:59 PM
These books will be must have for me. Hope I can put the money together for them. Can not wait to see which books are chosen.

Me too, can't wait to see who they have for artists. DRP has really been stepping it up in both the author and the artist department.

James, I know it's probably to early to tell, but do you know if the books will have interior art and if they will be signed by the artist (whether interior or cover)?