The Dark Thorn has been edited, laid out for publication, proofed with a few minor corrections, and will be heading to the printer early next week. It will take five or six weeks for the Michigan-based printer to complete the task and ship Grim Oak Press the hardcover copies.
I have posted a new excerpt on The Dark Thorn page. In it, readers can see what the interior of the book will look like. I have also posted the Amazon reviews for The Dark Thorn. Might help some of you decide to buy it.
In the meantime, I am already preparing the preliminary ordering details for Unfettered.
After consulting Sub Press and Cemetery Dance concerning price point—I trust their judgment, having been in this business for so long—I have decided the Signed & Numbered edition of Unfettered will be $150.00. The author line-up involved and their combined autographs makes this a rare book. I flirted with $125.00 but one of the presses above reminded me that this about relieving my debt, that I put together a helluva anthology, and it is worth every penny of the $150.00 at the minimum. So that’s what I’m going with.
Those who ordered the Signed & Numbered edition of The Dark Thorn get first crack at the Signed & Numbered edition of Unfettered.
The remaining copies will then be posted—and undoubtedly will sell out within a day or two.
At least that’s my hope. The two collection agencies responsible for making my life hell are on my ass and want sizable payments by the end of the month.
With your help, I can make that happen.
Again, thanks for all the support! It means so much I lack the words…