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.
Hey there, we just wanted to kick off the week by saying “Thank you!” from the bottom of our hearts for supporting NOT ALL MONSTERS (in a BIG way) since the special editions became available last Wednesday.
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.
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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
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…
This may be the final interior image for the upcoming anthology Not All Monsters, due out by 2020 from Strangehouse Books and edited by the Bram Stoker Award Winner, Sara Tantlinger.
To follow some of the core members of the project, you can find Sara Tantlinger on Twitter @SaraJane52 and Nicholas Day on Twitter @nickdayonline
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 him at-
Ok, we will keep this post short and sweet because we know you’re just here for the good stuff and not our rambling. After a little back-and-forth over the weekend, a front cover was finalized for the upcoming Strangehouse anthology, Not All Monsters. We like it, and we hope you like it, too!
Check it out:
We won’t have a full wraparound until the interior is finished, which will be awhile as the individual stories are still going through edits, but we wanted to share this with you.
Hope you’re looking forward to the book!
Well, the last couple years have seen a fair amount of ups and downs, but something mighty impressive will have to happen to surpass the thrill of seeing Sara Tantlinger win a Stoker Award for her book of poetry, The Devil’s Dreamland. You can read Sara’s own re-cap HERE at her website.
Just… holy smokes. There were tears and hugs and adult beverages. So many beverages.
The award, if you’ve never seen one in person, is heavy enough to double as a weapon, should the need arise. And it has a little functioning door that opens to a very pretty and very polished plaque that names the award, the name of the work awarded, and the author. Very fun. Appropriately macabre, given the subject matter.
Allow us to address this article’s headline in reverse order.
New Kink Books started out as a promising imprint, and for a solid year-plus the naughty line of titles performed as well as any sales we had through Rooster Republic or Strangehouse Books. There were even quarters when sales from New Kink exceeded the more traditional lines. But now it is largely unresponsive. We poked it with the best and biggest stick we could find. Call the time, doc! And grab a body bag…
New Kink Books is a dead imprint.
We’ve got news on top of news and it has been a hot minute since we last posted, so forgive me if this all comes off as a bit like stream of consciousness. Anyway, here we go!
I won’t bury the lede, folks:
ROOSTER ISN’T RELEASING A NEW TITLE IN 2019.
And… we are just fine with that!
This is by design. We already have titles lined up for 2020, including Sara Tantlinger’s all-women horror anthology, Not All Monsters, and Andrew James Stone’s new book, The Ultimate Dinosaur Dance Off. We’ve fielded queries from authors interested in placing titles as far out as 2021. And, going forward (I’ve mentioned this previously), Rooster Republic, et al, will release no more than four books in a calendar year. This will give us plenty of time to devote to each individual title, as well as keep us from losing our collective minds.