We’ve had a remarkable year at DMR Books. In 2018 we published the first-ever collections of two unjustly obscure Weird Tales authors, Nictzin Dyalhis and Clifford Ball. The blog has picked up over the past several months, as both the amount of posts and number of readers has increased. We got a very good response to our first open call for submissions (more on that in a bit). I even appeared on Chicago’s longest-running music television program, JBTV. But as nice as it is to reminisce for a bit on 2018, I’m more interested in looking to the future.
There’s been quite a flurry of activity on the blog lately, but that’s nothing compared to what’s in store in January. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the blog, we’re holding a New Year’s Guest Bloggerama! Over the course of the month you’ll be treated to a variety of distinguished guests, including well-known authors as well as many of Deuce’s sword-brothers from the legendary blog The Cimmerian.
On the publishing side of things, we’ve got a veritable onslaught of releases planned to satisfy your sword-and-sorcery needs. You’ll recall I mentioned the call for submissions earlier? We received enough quality tales to fill not one but two anthologies. More details will be available as the release date draws nearer, but you may have already heard that one of the authors that will be appearing is Keith Taylor, author of the Bard series.
Other releases we have planned:
* A collection including all the stories of Manly Wade Wellman’s character Kardios, the last survivor of Atlantis.
* An omnibus containing all the stories from the Swords of Steel anthologies (plus a few new ones). This edition will be released in both digital and trade paperback formats through Amazon, finally allowing customers from outside the US to be able to read the stories without paying exorbitant shipping costs.
* A collection of novellas featuring the barbarian hero Caylen-Tor, written by Byron Roberts, one of the most stellar Swords of Steel authors.
Keep an eye out for all of these in late spring and early summer of 2019. In order to help finance these releases (and to clear out some space in the halls of DMR Manor), we’re holding a sale. Every item in our store is discounted for the rest of the year, so why not take advantage and pick up some great reads at a cheap price?
I’m very excited about what 2019 holds in store for DMR Books, and I hope you’ll join us on the journey. The future looks fantastic indeed.