OCTOBER ANIMALS (in various hardcover editions) opens to pre-orders starting TODAY. The hardcover edition of OCTOBER ANIMALS is ONLY available through Rooster Republic. You can check out the cover reveal and book’s trailer premiere below!
This hardcover edition will be 6×9 inches with an estimated page count of 90 (give or take). A gloss dust jacket is included, and the case features a title treatment in gold gloss foil. Orange endsheets open and close the book. Cover art, as well as interior illustrations, by world-renowned and award-winning artist Daniele Serra. OCTOBER ANIMALS marks the first release by author Nicholas Day since GRIND YOUR BONES TO DUST in 2019.
OCTOBER ANIMALS follows four teenage friends—Lizzie Bat, Owl, Spider, and Kat—who live in the riverside city of October, Illinois. Lizzie Bat, still grieving the loss of her father and at odds with her mother, plans to rob the town’s Halloween store the night of October 31st, and intends to use the money to escape to a new life. And, her friends are all too eager to help.
Owl, best friend and confidant. If Lizzie Bat’s heart aches for her father, then Owl’s heart aches for Lizzie Bat.
Spider, brave and loyal, had his secrets, and he kept them.
Kat, adored, she was the newest member of the group and the object of Lizzie Bat’s affections.
But their scheme threatens to tear the friends apart as they find themselves in the path of supernatural forces and monstrous local legends: haunted houses; doppelgängers; grave robbing; ghosts and vampires; monsters in the river and, even worse, monsters in the home.
October is a town that loves Halloween but no one realizes that their whole world is about to become Halloween … forever.
In addition to creating the cover art, Daniele Serra also assisted in the creation of the following book trailer:
There are only 250 hardcovers being produced, and Rooster Republic Press is offering the title at 4 different tiers:
Five copies are being offered as “Art” editions, based around one of Daniele Serra’s interior illustrations. These editions will come in a custom, one-of-a-kind wooden slipcase. Each of these books will be signed by Nicholas Day, and will include one of the five original (not a reproduction) illustrations created by Daniele Serra. These books are limited to one per customer and retail for $200.00 (incl. shipping & handling). Additional swag, like stickers and bookmarks, will be included in this edition. This edition is SOLD OUT:
These books are first come, first serve. If you would like to order one of these books, then you must contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.Please include the name of your choice in the subject line!
Twenty-six “Deluxe” editions will be lettered and signed by Nicholas Day. These editions will also come in custom wood slipcases, each reflecting the “letter” of the edition you will receive. Additional swag, like stickers and bookmarks, are included in this edition. These will retail for $95.00 (incl. shipping & handling).
OCTOBER ANIMALS “Deluxe” Edition Hardcover
This signed and lettered hardcover edition will be 6×9 inches with an estimated page count of 90 (give or take). A gloss dust jacket is included, and the case features a title treatment in gold gloss foil. Orange endsheets open and close the book. Comes in a custom wood slipcase. Shipping expected in Spring/Summer 2023.
150 “Standard” editions will be numbered and signed by Nicholas Day and include a “Read Horror” bookmark/card. These will retail for $75.00 (incl. shipping & handling).
OCTOBER ANIMALS “Standard” Edition Hardcover
This signed and numbered hardcover edition will be 6×9 inches with an estimated page count of 90 (give or take). A gloss dust jacket is included, and the case features a title treatment in gold gloss foil. Orange endsheets open and close the book. Includes “Read Horror” bookmark/card. Shipping expected in Spring/Summer 2023.
Sixty-nine copies are being retained for 2023 convention appearances and will not be physically signed by the author (a signed bookplate will be included) and these copies will not be offered via the pre-order.
These hardcover editions of OCTOBER ANIMALS will begin shipping during Spring/Summer 2023 and, perhaps, earlier, if production continues to run smoothly.
With each release, Rooster Republic Press continues to push the quality of our limited edition books. Earlier this year, we released our latest anthology, CHROMOPHOBIA, to rave reviews (including this recent review from Ginger Nuts of Horror) and our 2021 release, QUEEN OF TEETH, was awarded the Stoker for “Best First Novel.” OCTOBER ANIMALS will be a high-water mark for us, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store!
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