Hi Grim Oakers,
I know this post is going to generate a lot of excitement. Hell, I'm excited.
Yes, we will be producing beautiful editions of John Gwynne's work, beginning with Malice. He's become a fan favorite fantasy writer these last few years and it's great fun watching his readership exponentially grow. He published a short story in my anthology Unfettered III and we've stayed in contact since. I always knew this day would come and the result will be a beautiful edition of Malice and its sequels.
John wasn't published in hardcover in the United States when he debuted, leaving a big hole in people's collections, and numerous bibliophiles have requested his work be given the Grim Oak treatment. I decided it was time to remedy that. Marcus Whinney — who produced the covers on John's newest books — has joined Grim Oak to produce wrap around covers and one full-color signature page per book. Sadly, no interiors on these as Marcus is quite busy. Still, I think our editions will please a great many collector and reader.
To get a solid estimate of how many Limited Edition copies we'll need, I've put together a poll. It is below. Have your voice heard and it will help us out.
Publisher & Creative Director
One side note: The poll states that the Limited Edition will be $150. That is the high end. It could drop as far as $125, but we won't know that until we are a bit farther along in production and have estimates from the printer and bindery. For now, plan on $150.