What Even Is The Future? And will there be pre-orders?

Uncertainty looms large. We had plans, big changes we wanted to implement, but most of those plans have been, at the very least, put on hold. The exceptions being the books we planned on releasing in 2020. Those are still happening, regardless. And we keep pushing the boundaries of our freelance production work, though we’ve shelved some of the more expensive ideas until we see how the summer and fall play out, financially. Luckily, we are adaptable and only answerable to ourselves, so most of these setbacks are only perceptible to us and only aggravate us.

Onwards, then, and upwards.

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Full Wraps for LEVELS and CRIES TO KILL THE CORPSE FLOWER, From Bizarro Pulp Press and JournalStone!

Feast your eyes below on two gorgeous covers for two gorgeous books!

LEVELS, by Karl Fischer, is wrapping production as I write this, however, Ronald J. Murray’s CRIES TO KILL THE CORPSE FLOWER is now available for pre-order! And, as always, if you buy direct from JournalStone then you will receive an e-copy with your order, and the e-copy is available to read immediately. Also, check out this interview with Ronald over at Gwendolyn Kiste’s website, where they talk about his collection.

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Updates for May 2020, Plus a Look at Key Art for CRADLELAND OF PARASITES

Well, what an extremely interesting spring it has turned out to be! Challenging, perhaps a bit hectic, but also fairly rewarding. NOT ALL MONSTERS special editions have sold rather well, especially since we decided to release the title without much in the way of marketing or fanfare, but we felt it necessary and best for the book.

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NOT ALL MONSTERS SPECIAL EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE VIA ROOSTER REPUBLIC

NAM hardcover wrap

Well, hello there…

We are still several months out from the standard release of our anthology, NOT ALL MONSTERS, but we have decided to make the illustrated special editions (in hardcover and paperback) available, starting today.

These editions are only available from Rooster Republic, and will never be available anywhere else. The hardcover edition is 6×9 and has a page count of 306. This edition comes with a gloss dust jacket. The paperback is 5×8 and has a page count of 416, sporting a matte finish for the cover.

The hardcover retails for $55, which includes shipping and handling for U.S. residents. International orders will retail for $85.

The paperback retails for $35, which includes shipping and handling for U.S. residents. International orders will retail for $65.

Payments can be made via PayPal: roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

If you do not use PayPal and wish to order from us, contact us via email to discuss other arrangements.

Our standard release of this title (with an alternate cover and no interior illustrations) will be available on October 31st, 2020 via Amazon and the expected retail price is $19.95

The February Sale Continues With New Premade Covers

Some new pieces from this week. Commission work has kept me on my toes but at the end of the day I try to unwind by… doing more art? I guess I like making covers or something.

ALSO… THE SALE.

All premade covers are usually $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

But for Valentines Day last week, we wanted to show our appreciation and launched a sale for all the premade covers. So, until the end of February, all premades are $65 for the cover (this includes any text/fonts as well).  Enjoy!

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

PROMPT TIME: New Premade Book Covers and Story Prompts

All premade covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com . For more info and premade covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

I’m going to try something a little different this week. I want to have a little more fun with these premade covers other than just showing them off. Sometimes an image alone can spur a writer into a story concept, and when I get feedback like that on social media, it always brightens up my day a bit. Makes ya feel like you’re doing something right, you know? So in that spirit, I’m going to riff on each piece briefly, I guess in a way to remember what it was like when I was still actively writing fiction. Maybe it’s a way to brush up on those skills, a little practice  alongside the art.

I tend to cycle through skills –  going from writing, music, and art to prevent creative blocks and to keep things fresh and exciting. I will admit, though, art was my first passion, and I find myself being drawn to it with more frequency.  I feel at home there (especially when I’m playing with horror). There’s also a great challenge, and a difference, in creating art for art’s sake and creating a book cover. I’ll have to save that for another time.

I think anyone who has been publishing, either by traditional means or by the self-publishing route, can agree that writing is time consuming and difficult work. For me, making covers is a less labor intensive way to play with story elements in a much more speedy manner (plus it keeps me connected to a thriving community of storytellers, which is a great form of entertainment in itself). It scratches that writer brain itch. You know the one.

The voice that goes, “Ah, this would be a good prompt for a story.”

“I saw her in The Between. It was a glimpse, the curtains withdrawn revealed a lover. I knew her, but how? From where? We were made of smoke, nebulae, the ink of space outlining the stars that filled our form. We were dead. We were lovely. I did not want to come back.”

The visuals were already kicking in. He looked over the writhing mass of bodies and grinned. A wave of euphoria. The tickle of electricity. Fractals pulsated across his vision. He spotted a woman in the crowd. Her eyes reflected like an animal’s, orbs of light buried in the silhouette of a face. She appeared to be staring right at him, dancing for him. Her movements were set aside, as if the crowd parted for her. They moved at a different speed, but she –  she was fluid. Highlighted.

Anne tugged at his shirt, pulling him from the trance.

“This shit is fire,” he yelled over the music. “What did you call it?”

She squinted. “What did you take?”

Steven laughed and shrugged, throwing his hands up. “I don’t know, whatever you gave me!”

“I haven’t even got it yet! What are you talking about?”

“What?”

“It’s real. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen the miracles.”
“C’mon. We’re not twelve anymore. I’m not falling for it.”
“She’s right. I’ve seen it, too.”
“Seen what?”
Mary’s friends paused. She expected to see that glint in their eyes, that bit of glee when they were up to something. She’d been gone five years, and nothing had changed. Nothing at all. Small towns were like that.

Except, that glance wasn’t mischief. It was fear.

“The road between worlds is littered with bones. A place dreams can die if they linger too long.”


Three friends disappear walking home from a county fair without a trace. Stranger still, three separate voice mails are left on each of their parent’s phones. Voice messages that are all sent at the exact same time, saying the exact same message.

“We have something to show you.”

But the sound that comes next…

 


This summer
One man
Will kick
his house’s ass

I’ve got nothing on this one. I have failed. The torch is now yours to carryI misspelled “y’all” on the cover. All is lost but I’m for hire.

This piece actually began as a picture of the Nicholas Day, author of Grind Your Bones To Dust and co-owner of Rooster Republic, but don’t tell anyone.

See ya next week!


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

Commission Complete: My BFF Satan by Kyle Rader

A recent commission has come to fruition. A couple months ago, the author messaged me about doing a book cover involving a friendship with Satan. Being a fan of the Satanic Panic era, I jumped on board aaaaaand Kyle Rader’s MY BFF SATAN is now available on Amazon as a Kindle and paperback book. We ended up shooting for a minimalist cover, and an animated book trailer that fit the style (with an original score by Jonathan Sterling @Orion_Sterling), which I am glad to showcase below. If you’d like to follow Kyle, you can find him at kylerader.net and  his twitter is @youroldpalkile

Cover Reveal for Hardcover Edition of NOT ALL MONSTERS, and More News…

Firstly, many congratulations go out to all who woke up, this morning, and found themselves on the Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot. And, of course, a very special congratulations to frequent Strangehouse Books/Rooster Republic Press collaborator, Sara Tantlinger. Her novella, To Be Devoured, has found itself on the list and in some very good company.

Speaking of Tantlinger, we are excited to show you the full wrap for our hardcover version of Not All Monsters! Read on, read on…

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Four New Premade Covers

Some new pieces from this week. Between commissions I like to play around with new styles and designs, and doing premade covers constantly allows me to sharpen and expand skills. I think it’s my favorite part of the job.

All premade covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com