Announcement: Grimdark Magazine to Go Live with SPU Next Week

For the next 3-10 days, the entire Grimdark Magazine catalogue will be offline and unavailable for purchase.

Sweet literary gods, why?

While we were mid-project creation for Evil is a Matter of Perspective I pitched our anthology to Small Press United (SPU). Our mates at Cohesion Press had suggested it when I was discussing the best way to get the second printing done for Evil is a Matter of Perspective. Seeing as how we didn’t have a single print copy – hell, even the PDF of one – ready to show SPU, I didn’t think we had a hope in hell of grabbing their interest, but I sent off the form anyway.

A few months later, I got an email out of the blue. We were in.

I figure that line up for Evil is a Matter of Perspective and the near thousand-strong band of Kickstarter backers must have convinced them to give us a crack. The result is that SPU will be taking on the distribution of all US and Canadian print sales (into bricks-n-mortar bookstores, Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, etc) and the world-wide distribution of all ebook formats for our entire catalogue.

So, when are you back up?

We hope next week. The full swag of files are with SPU and have all been approved. Fortunately for us, we got into SPU with our first print publication so, unlike the poor buggers at Ragnarok Publications (who use IPG, SPU’s parent company) and Cohesion Press who had a massive catalogue of books that took them months to move over and sent all the owners bald with stress (I think Joe’s hair grew back a little), ours has been a relatively easy move so far. We hope it’ll remain so and we’ll be back up across more platforms than ever before without a hitch.

This will include:

  • Evil is a Matter of Perspective pre-orders for both print and ebook in the US and Canada.
  • Evil is a Matter of Perspective pre-orders for both print and ebook for the rest of the world.
  • Grimdark Magazine issues #1-11 across all available e-platforms and regions.

But wait, surely this opens up other opportunities?

You bet your right butt cheek it does. We have a few plans out an about, doing the rounds amongst the teams and those we hope to convince to contribute. But, for now, I’m going to leave you hanging with just the below image.

That’ll all for now, fellow lovers of grimdark. You’ll be hearing a lot more from us soon!

Adrian Collins.

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