It is time to update everyone on what is going on in the world of Grim Oak Press!
The Signed & Numbered Unbound edited by Shawn Speakman
This one is creeping along unfortunately. It takes a lot of time getting all contributors to sign signature pages. Right now, we have ten authors left to sign. Of those ten, five or six live near me. That means once the pages come back to the Pacific Northwest, I should be able to get them signed pretty quickly, having a signing party of sorts. No expected dates for this being done since it is fully dependent on the writers getting their signing done—and writers are busy folk, believe you me!
The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
The book is fully laid out and ready to go to the printer. But when we were finalizing the book this last week, I realized that I didn’t have legal right to reproduce the maps within Mark’s books. I am in the process of acquiring those rights and hopefully will have it wrapped up next week. We are looking at the book going to the printer in the first part of September. It will then take six to eight weeks for the printer to actually print the book and ship them to me, at which point I will ship them out immediately.
The Unremembered by Peter Orullian
This book has had the worst go of it, by far. First the artist was late delivering the artwork by eight months. And now Peter has had some life things pop up that require his attention—taking him away from the extra goodies we have planned for the book. Needless to say, Peter will be getting back to his part in this and it should be a quick turnaround after that. The book is already fully laid out and ready to go, just needing those little extra things that will make it truly special. No date for this being shipped sadly.
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
This one is ahead of schedule. Marc Simonetti has turned in the final pieces of artwork. I’m merely getting The Broken Empire finished before I set my book designer to laying out The Sword of Shannara. Marc will start work on the interior artwork for The Elfstones of Shannara soon and that one will be ahead of schedule as well. For Sword, we are looking at a November shipment.
Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks
Nate Taylor is working on the artwork for this. Release should be around the same time as The Sword of Shannara.
Unfettered II edited by Shawn Speakman
The due date for all stories is September 1st. I still need three of them but I know all are done and are simply being looked over again. Some really great stories in this. I still expect it to publish in November barring no unexpected oddities popping up with authors finishing their edits.