News 25:07:2014 – Alison Littlewood mini-interview

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris - ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris – ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

Alison Littlewood, acclaimed author of A Quiet Season (a Richard and Judy pick in their Book of the Month Club), The Path of Needles, and her latest The Unquiet House and of course the Spectral chapbook The Eyes of Water, gets the mini-interview treatment on Angela Slatter’s blog today – see what she has to say by clicking HERE.

Pre-order your copy today of this first in an annual anthology – ordering buttons below (if you want to pay by any other means, please contact us at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com and we’ll give you details):

£12.50 UK

FOR THOSE ATTENDING FANTASYCON 2014 YOU CAN ORDER AT THE SPECIAL PRICE BELOW AND PICK IT UP AT THE CONVENTION VENUE.

FCon 2014 Special £10

£15 EU

$30 US & RoW

NEWS

The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark Deluxe Edition has definitely sold out, plus we have been informed that the slipcases for the books will be here next week. An interview with Lawrence Gordon Clark himself will appear in the next issue of The Spectral Times magazine (not related to us in any way) – more details when we have them.

News 18:06:2014 – John Llewellyn Probert mini-interview

Spectral Press logoAngela Slatter probes the psyche of another unfortunate victim… errr…  we mean contributor to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories – this time it’s the Welsh Wizard himself, John Llewellyn Probert (The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine and the forthcoming The Hammer of Dr. Valentine) – you can read the mini-interview HERE.

The book will be published in September but is available now for pre-order – ORDER TODAY! Paypal buttons below:

£12.50 UK

FOR THOSE ATTENDING FCON 2014 YOU CAN ORDER AT THE SPECIAL PRICE BELOW AND PICK IT UP FROM THE CONVENTION VENUE.

FCon 2014 Special £10

£15 EU

$30 US & RoW

THE CHRISTMAS GHOST STORIES OF LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK DELUXE EDITION

Please note that, provisionally at least, this edition of the book is now SOLD OUT.

23:07:2013 – a new review and some news

The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine cover image

Yesterday we had a review of a book which was published at Christmastime  last year and today we bring you notice of a review of a book that was launched at last year’s FantasyCon at the end of September – John Llewellyn Probert’s The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine. This one’s from the British Fantasy Society website and was written by Richard Webb – you can catch up with what Mr. Webb says about the novella by going here.

THE NINE DEATHS OF DR. VALENTINE

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Spectral slipcases

Also yesterday we launched the pre-orders for the extremely limited TEN-only special slipcased boxset edition of the Collected Spectral Chapbooks: Volumes I – VIII (January 2011 – December 2012)(The red slipcase in the above photo). We are immensely proud to report that all ten were sold within four hours – a record for Spectral (granted there were only ten to sell, but still…).

If you missed this edition, then fear not: in late September we will be publishing unlimited paperback and eBook editions of The Collected Spectral Chapbooks: Volume One, which will include new illustrations by Nick Gucker accompanying each story. We are looking to launched the book at Andromeda One, a one-day horror, science fiction and fantasy convention in Birmingham on 21st September. Prices are not yet set for the book, however if you would like to reserve a copy then please email us at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com and let us know! More details in due course.

Whitstable news

Whitstable cover image

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the limited signed and numbered hardback edition of Stephen Volk’s Whitstable is now SOLD OUT – however, never fear, the paperback edition is freely available and can be purchased below (the book will be here in a couple of weeks and as soon as we have it we’ll send it on). Prices include postage and packing – just click the appropriate Paypal button and leave the rest to us! (If you want to pay by cheque the please contact us first: spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com)

£15 UK

£17.50 EU

$29 USA

$29 RoW

Look forward to hearing from you!

The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine: SOLD OUT!!

The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine cover image

Well, the headline to this blog entry says it all – the limited signed edition of John Llewellyn Probert’s Spectral Visions novella, The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, is now sold out. The launch at FantasyCon is still going ahead, however: those who have ordered/reserved copies will be able to pick them up from there and, in addition, paperbacks will be available for purchase as well. You will also be able to get these signed, plus you will also receive a FREE poster of the cover image. Paperbacks will retail at £6 each.

Those of you not attending the convention but who would still like a copy of the paperback (the same as the hardback except with the omission of the Appendix of mini-reviews and reminiscences), please make sure to let us know by contacting us at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com and we will only be too happy to put one aside for you. Please get in touch as soon as possible because these are bound to go as fast as the hardbacks did.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Newsy bits and pieces

Just a few bits of news to tell you this morning. so let’s get down to it:

First off, Paul Finch’s chapbook, King Death, is provisionally sold out – I will be writing to all those who have reserved subs and individual copies next week. All subs purchased from now on will start with Volume V, Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music. Should there be any spaces left a month before publication, they will be offered to those who bought subs from Volume V in the order they came in.

Secondly, I will be travelling north of the border to visit Melrose in Scotland tomorrow. I have been invited by the fantastic Ellen Simpson to give a Creative Writing/Publishing/Editing workshop to a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren who love both reading and writing. I am looking forward immensely to this because a) the children really DO want to learn about the process from manuscript to final product, b) I get to meet Ellen after a couple of years of online correspondence and c) it’s in Scotland, my ‘spiritual’ home. Singly those are all good reasons, but in combination they’re nigh-on irresistible.

This means that I won’t be very active online for the next few days, but I will be popping online occasionally. People are still greatly encouraged to take out subscriptions, as this is the surest way of obtaining every chapbook published. ‘Back issues’ are already being sought after and, like I wrote in yesterday’s blog, expansion of the imprint is becoming entirely feasible. This is due to the enthusiasm of the writers, reviewers, customers (both subscribers and individual purchasers), and readers who have taken a chance on Spectral. So, why not join those who have already jumped on-board and taken out a subscription – it’s still a great bargain at £13.50UK/£16EU/$30USA/$40 everywhere else. Paypal buttons have been provided for your convenience down the right-hand side of this website – if you want to pay any other way, please contact Spectral at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com!

EDIT 2100: due to unforeseen circumstances I am no longer off to Scotland tomorrow – but the good news is that I can resume annoying my wife for the next three days… =)

See you soon! =)