This was one of the first small press Limited Edition books I ever saw as a kid and I was instantly hooked: Swan Song by Robert McCammon, Dark Harvest, 1989. Special thanks to Hunter Goatley over at the official Robert McCammon website for the scan.
I still remember when the review copy for Bag of Bones by Stephen King showed up at my front door. This was King's first book with his new publisher, Scribner, and I was extremely excited about how they were marketing his work. Bag of Bones by Stephen King
A collector on the Cemetery Dance forum asked: "Do reviews impact/affect you differently between your CD gig and your author gig? Or do you just shrug these off for both?" I basically have two rules when it comes to reading reviews of my own work: 1) If the review is good, don't pat yourself on... Continue Reading →
Many readers asked if my 10,000 word interview with William Peter Blatty from the Cemetery Dance Publications special edition of The Exorcist/Legion would ever be available again, so I'm pleased to report it's been republished as an eBook for just 99 cents: Fate and The Exorcist: An In-depth Interview with William Peter Blatty by Brian... Continue Reading →
Last year I interviewed Joe Konrath, but somehow that interview never got posted. Most of this is still very relevant, but keep in mind that a lot can change in a year. Still, there's good stuff in here for all kinds of writers and I didn't want that to go to waste: Brian James Freeman: I've... Continue Reading →
Two quotes come to mind when I'm managing a complicated project like a new Stephen King Limited Edition. To paraphrase: "Man plans and the Gods laugh." "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." Of course, at the end of the project, all of the stress and averted disasters and new gray hairs... Continue Reading →
W. Somerset Maugham on writing: "There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
The trade paperback of The Painted Darkness is currently discounted on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. If you haven't read the novella yet, this is a great time to snag a copy. Please consider spreading the word about this sale if you know anyone who might be interested. The eBook is still available through: Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo • CemeteryDance.com The audiobook can... Continue Reading →
To give a fresh boost to The Painted Darkness in 2013, I'm discounting the eBook edition to just 99 cents this week and doing a little advertising on some of the more popular eBook newsletters. For those of you who are interested in marketing and promoting eBooks, I'll write up a report next week on... Continue Reading →
I keep hearing from people who ask why Cemetery Dance Publications even bothers publishing anthologies and collections (or even the magazine!) these days. After all, isn't the short story dead? Well, if it is, I guess I didn't get that memo. Yes, obviously the heyday of short stories in print has passed. None of us... Continue Reading →