Saturday, 1 August 2015

IN THE CITY OF GHOSTS

NEW TITLE NEWS

IN THE CITY OF GHOSTS ~ MICHAEL CHISLETT

Sarob Press is pleased to present a bumper first hardcover collection of ghostly stories by Michael Chislett. These thirteen stories are mostly set in or around the author’s fictional London borough of Milford and the suburb of Mabbs End (possibly some of the most haunted of London locations). Although Mr Chislett’s very original voice shines brightly in every story, a few also subtly (or not so) reveal his influences ... especially Angela Carter, MR James & Arthur Machen. Some of the stories have previously appeared in the excellent Supernatural Tales magazine (edited by David Longhorn) and some in Rosemary Pardoe’s superb Ghosts & Scholars journal. “The Old Geezers” previously appeared in The Silent Companion (the fiction journal of “A Ghostly Company”). The novelette “The Changelings” and the story “Held in Common” are both original to this volume.
These are not your usual hauntings ... in the city of ghosts there are no rules. And not everything is as it might, at first, appear.
There is darkness ... and there is light ... and, often, it’s not easy to spot the difference!
Don’t Miss Out! Order Your Copy Now!
Stories: “Not Stopping at Mabbs End” “The Changelings” “The Middle Park” “Off the Map” “Deceased Effects” “The Friends of Faustina” “The Waif” “The True Bride” “A Name in the Dark” Infernal Combustion” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” “Held in Common” “The Old Geezers”
Bound in wibalin (fine linen style), Foil Blocked to spine, Full Colour Dust-Jacket, 16pp Section Sewn Binding, Head & Tailbands and Coloured Endpapers. Approx 192pp incl prelims etc.
Full colour wrap jacket art by Paul Lowe.
Publication currently scheduled for September 2015.

PRICES (inclusive of Postage & Packing for pre-publication orders as shown)
UK: UK £32.00
Europe: 45,00 euros
USA & Rest of World: US $60.00

HOW TO ORDER
E-mail sarobpress@gmail.com to order/reserve your copy and make payment by one of the methods detailed below.
HOW TO PAY
Paypal: visit www.paypal.com and send payment using our e-mail address sarobpress@gmail.com
Cheque (payable to ROBERT MORGAN) [UK £ or USA $* only]
Cash. Cash at Senders Risk. (Euros ~ Paypal or Cash Only).

A pdf flyer is available by email ~ if you want me to send this along then just drop an email to sarobpress@gmail.com

Cheers, Robert.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ...

The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows Volume Two was just as successful as volume one, so we have agreed to go ahead with a third volume to complete the sequence and include prequels and sequels to some (hopefully all) of those M.R. James stories which were not covered in the first two collections.  
The deadline for submissions to the third Book of Shadows is 31 December 2015.  Send them to Rosemary Pardoe (dandrpardoe@gmail.com) preferably in the form of a Word or RichText e-mail attachment, or in the body of an e-mail (or on a CD-ROM: snail mail address on request).  The current plan is for the book to be published around the middle(ish) of 2016.
Here is the full list of remaining stories for you to take your pick from:
“Lost Hearts” (prequels only)
“The Ash-tree”
“Number 13”
“The Rose Garden”
“The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral”
“Martin’s Close”
“An Episode of Cathedral History”
“A View from a Hill”
“A Warning to the Curious”
“An Evening’s Entertainment”
“There was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard”
“The Fenstanton Witch”
You may be wondering why we have specified prequels only for “Lost Hearts”: this is because Rosemary has already accepted sequels to that story (very different). You might also wonder about the inclusion of “The Fenstanton Witch”.  This isn’t among the stories published in, or just after, MRJ’s lifetime, and is sometimes listed with the unfinished drafts.  But unlike the rest of those (with the exception of the comic “A Night in King’s College Chapel”) it is a completed story, just one which MRJ never really polished to his own satisfaction.   Rosemary has also not ruled out the possibility of including prequels and sequels inspired by some of MRJ’s other works such as The Five Jars, Abbeys, The Apocryphal New Testament and Suffolk and Norfolk.  So if you have something you’d like to do along these lines, contact her to discuss it.
Cheers, Robert.  

Monday, 18 May 2015

ROMANCES OF THE WHITE DAY HAS ARRIVED

ROMANCES OF THE WHITE DAY has arrived from my printer.
I've been busy checking, numbering & packing pre-orders and, after working into the wee small hours, was able to get to La Poste and send all UK, Europe and Rest of World pre-orders on Friday of last week. Delivery should be within 10-14 days.
I've just finished packing all USA pre-orders (and a few orders received late last week) and hope to get all these shipped tomorrow.
All Book-Dealer orders are also packed up and I'm heading over to Wales on Thursday and, if all goes to plan, these will ship on Friday from within the UK.
Already there are just around THIRTY FIVE copies of this one left … so don't hang about too long if you haven't ordered and want a copy.
Thanks, again, to everyone.

Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

NEWS UPDATE

ROMANCES OF THE WHITE DAY is with my printer with delivery expected in around four weeks (or thereabouts).
Already (just four weeks after announcing this one and with a month to publication) there are less than FORTY copies left of a print run of 300 …
FRIENDS OF THE DEAD by JAMES DOIG is SOLD OUT.

Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

ROMANCES OF THE WHITE DAY

NEW TITLE NEWS

ROMANCES OF THE WHITE DAY
Stories in the tradition of Arthur Machen

Sarob Press is proud, delighted and absolutely thrilled to present a volume in tribute to the wondrous visions of Arthur Machen by three (new) impostors ~ JOHN HOWARD, MARK VALENTINE & RON WEIGHELL.
Here are three newly written novelettes inspired by the works of Wales’ greatest writer of supernatural and occult fiction.
Includes an afterword to their story by each author. The stories ...
JOHN HOWARD: THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN ... a London adventure, enigmatically below the crust.
MARK VALENTINE: EXCEPT SEVEN ... an ancient ceremony revived and of where that “otherworld” intrudes.
RON WEIGHELL: THE CHAPEL OF INFERNAL DEVOTION ... of art, music, imaginary books and of pagan ritual.

THIS VERY SPECIAL BOOK NEEDS NO FURTHER INTRODUCTION TO THE INITIATED ...

Bound in wibalin (fine linen style), Foil Blocked to spine, Full Colour Dust-Jacket, Quality Premium Cream Bookwove, 16pp Section Sewn Binding, Head & Tailbands, Ribbon Bookmark & Coloured Endpapers.
Approx 128pp inclusive of Prelims etc.
Tipped-in Signature Page on fine parchment paper with extra B&W art and SIGNED by all three authors.
Full colour wrap jacket art and B&W signature page art by Paul Lowe.
Publication currently scheduled for April 2015.

Don’t Miss Out ...
Order your copy NOW to avoid the inevitable disappointment when this book sells out. As it surely will!

PRICES (inclusive of Postage & Packing for pre-publication orders as shown)
UK: UK £32.00   Europe: 42,00 euros
USA & Rest of World: US $60.00

HOW TO ORDER
E-mail sarobpress@gmail.com to order/reserve your copy and make payment by one of the methods detailed below.
HOW TO PAY
Paypal: visit www.paypal.com and send payment using our e-mail address sarobpress@gmail.com
Cheque (payable to ROBERT MORGAN) [UK £ or USA $ only]
Cash. Cash at Senders Risk. (Euros ~ Paypal or Cash Only).

A pdf flyer is available by email ~ if you want me to send this along then just drop an email to sarobpress@gmail.com

Cheers, Robert.

Friday, 30 January 2015

FRIENDS OF THE DEAD HAS ARRIVED

FRIENDS OF THE DEAD by JAMES DOIG has arrived from my book printer.
I'm currently busy checking, numbering and packing up pre-publication orders.
USA, Rest of World and European orders should (hopefully) ship early next week.
I'll then be heading over to Wales next Wednesday (4 February) and will post UK and Book-Dealer orders as soon as I arrive.
Note … less than a dozen copies of a print run of 200 left … so, if you want this one and haven't yet ordered …
Happy New Year. Cheers, Robert.