Thursday, 21 January 2016

MALEVOLENT VISITANTS HAS ARRIVED

MALEVOLENT VISITANTS by CE Ward has landed here in sunny France. All UK and Europe individual pre-orders shipped this morning. USA and Rest of the World individual orders will, hopefully, ship tomorrow.
Book dealer orders should ship early next week.
This one has been flying and, already, there are less than 20 copies remaining of the 250 copy limited and signed edition printing.
Thanks everyone for your continued support.
Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

NEW TITLE NEWS ~ CE WARD ~ MALEVOLENT VISITANTS

NEW TITLE NEWS

MALEVOLENT VISITANTS by C.E. WARD

Clive Ward is the author of the Sarob Press collections Vengeful Ghosts (1998) and Seven Ghosts and One Other (2010). Both these collections sold out very very quickly and are almost impossible to find. Now Mr Ward is back with another eight ghostly stories ... MALEVOLENT VISITANTS is likely to sell out just as quickly as his earlier collections, so don’t miss out, order this very special volume now! Those familiar with Mr Ward’s earlier books will know exactly what to expect. Those new to his writing will discover a collection of superbly plotted and researched Jamesian ghost stories (including the authorised completion of a fragment by M.R. James himself). The wrap cover art and signature sheet art by the ever wonderful Paul Lowe compliment a book to be enjoyed during the long and lonely hours after nightfall with a glass of something special to calm the nerves – just make sure to lock all the doors and windows. A traditional roaring log fire is, of course, entirely optional. Be prepared for a restless night when every small sound will have you staring into the deeply shadowed corners hoping not to see any of the terrors darkly lurking within the pages of this book emerging to take their vengeance on the unsuspecting reader.
The stories: “At Dusk” “The Mound” “Merfield Hall” “The Return” “Squire Thorneycroft*” “One over the Twelve”
The House of Wonders*” & “The Gift” Includes an “Afterword by the author” *previously unpublished
Sarob Press are really pushing the boat out for this one ... Malevolent Visitants is a Lithographically Printed, Hand Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover, Bound in wibalin (fine linen style), Foil Blocked to spine, Colour Dust-Jacket with wrap cover art, 80gsm Munken Premium Cream Bookwove, 16pp Section Sewn Binding, Head & Tailbands, Ribbon Marker & Coloured Endpapers.
Tipped-in SIGNATURE PAGE on fine ivory parchment paper with extra B&W art and SIGNED by the author.
Publication currently scheduled for early January 2016.

PRICES (inclusive of *Prioritaire Postage & Packing for pre-publication orders as shown)
UK: UK £32.50 Europe: 45,00 euros USA & Rest of World: US $60.00
*Prioritaire ~ Orders should arrive within around 7-10 Working Days of Posting

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.

SOLD OUT

ROMANCES OF THE WHITE DAY is SOLD OUT.
IN THE CITY OF GHOSTS by MICHAEL CHISLETT is SOLD OUT.
Big title announcement later today (if all goes well).
Cheers, Robert.

Friday, 2 October 2015

IN THE CITY OF GHOSTS HAS ARRIVED

IN THE CITY OF GHOSTS by Michael Chislett has touched down here in France.
All individual orders shipped yesterday and should arrive with everyone in around 7-14 days.
Book dealer orders should ship tomorrow.
Only a dozen copies left of this one ...
Cheers, Robert.

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.