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Richard Ford e-book 99p deal

Richard Ford’s third STEELHAVEN fantasy novel, LORD OF ASHES, is published in paperback tomorrow, 8 October , by Headline in the UK. From 26 October -2 November 2015, the first book in the series, HERALD OF THE STORM, will be 99p across all e-tailers and will include an extract of Books Two and Three in the series in the back.


• October 7th, 2015 • Posted in News


Petersen Games have acquired rights to use Ramsey Campbell’s Lovecraftian creations – including the beings called Y’Golonac, Daoloth, Glaaki, Eihort, and the Insects from Shaggai –  in an expansion pack to their very successful board game CTHULHU WARS ( , featuring Campbell’s name.  The agent was John Jarrold.


Ramsey Campbell is the doyen of horror novelists.  He is the only living horror writer to appear in the Oxford Companion to English Literature. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Liverpool John Moores University in 2015.


Film-maker, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro has just tweeted about Ramsey Campbell: “An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that.”


Petersen Entertainment was founded to make games with top-grade components, amazing art, and great depth of gameplay. They are explicitly trying to provide a luxury, high-end product for the hobby community.


The company’s founder, Sandy Petersen, first conceived of the idea of doing a roleplaying game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s stories many years ago. That original idea, the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, is still in print today. Since that time, Sandy has worked on many table-top products, including helping develop the original Arkham Horror board game. He also spent almost 20 years in the computer gaming industry, as a designer on the teams that produced Civilization, Doom, Quake, the Age of Empire series, and Halo Wars. He returned to the world of table-top gaming with the famed Cthulhu Wars strategy game, and now he is Chief Creative Officer of his own company.


The Petersen Games team are all fanatic game players and designers in their own rights, and between them, they have almost a century of combined experience.


“Having discussed this very fully with Ramsey and Arthur Petersen of Petersen Games, it’s an exciting new venture to be involved in,” said John Jarrold. “I’m a games player myself and I look forward to this greatly.”


• October 6th, 2015 • Posted in News

Major Deal for Adam Nevill with Macmillan


Wayne Brookes, Publishing Director of Pan Macmillan in London, has concluded a World Rights deal for the next supernatural thriller by British author Adam Nevill with agent John Jarrold.  The book, presently untitled, will be delivered in November and published in hardback early in 2017.




Adam Nevill’s novels APARTMENT 16, THE RITUAL and LAST DAYS (which both won the August Derleth Award for Best Novel),  HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS and NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE  have been published very successfully by Pan Macmillan, with LOST GIRL already delivered for publication in October 2015.




Wayne Brookes said: ‘I couldn’t be happier to take the helm and preside over Adam Nevill’s brand new chiller at Pan Macmillan. I’ve known this wonderful author for a long time and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. It takes a special type of writer to send shivers down a reader’s spine and Adam does this and more. A remarkable talent.’




• July 30th, 2015 • Posted in News

Israeli Rights Deal for Ramsey Campbell’s GRIN OF THE DARK

John Jarrold has sold Israeli rights in horror novel THE GRIN OF THE DARK by Ramsey Campbell to Am Oved.


Once upon a time Tubby Thackeray’s silent comedies were hailed as the equal of Chaplin’s and Keaton’s, but now his name has been deleted from the history of the cinema. Some of his music-hall performances before he went to Hollywood were riotously controversial, and his last film was never released – but why have his entire career and all his films vanished from the record?


Simon Lester is a film critic thrown out of a job by a lawsuit against the magazine he helped to found. When he’s commissioned to write a book about Thackeray and restore the comedian’s reputation, it seems as if his own career is saved. His research takes him from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, from dusty archives to a hardcore movie studio. But his research leads to something far older than the cinema, something that has taken a new and even more dangerous shape…


Over his illustrious career, Ramsey has received outstanding reviews:


“Good horror writers are quite rare, and Campbell is better than just good” (Stephen King)


“Easily the best horror writer working in Britain today” (Time Out)


“An intelligently and fleetingly hilarious little gem that will leave you grinning” (SFX)


He has won innumerable awards and is the only living horror writer to appear in the Oxford Companion to English Literature.



• June 18th, 2015 • Posted in News

Turkish Rights Deal for THE RITUAL by Adam Nevill

Georgina Le Grice, Senior Rights Manager at Pan Macmillan UK, has sold Turkish rights in THE RITUAL by UK novelist Adam Nevill to Pegasus, who have also published APARTMENT 16.


THE RITUAL has been successfully published in the UK, US and elsewhere and has received outstanding reviews:


“This novel grabs from the very first page, refuses to be laid aside, and carries the hapless reader, exhausted and wrung out, to the very last sentence.” THE GUARDIAN


“Nevill makes the natural world deeply menacing, using the power of suggestion rather than explicit images to create a growing claustrophobic feeling as the difficult journey to return to some semblance of civilization embeds the quartet only further in the grasp of primal evil.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


“The Ritual by Adam Nevill is a mind-twisting journey into the dark backwoods of terror. Deeply disturbing and absolutely riveting.” –Jonathan Maberry, NY Times Bestselling author of DEAD OF NIGHT and THE KING OF PLAGUES


World rights in this and all six of Adam’s other novels were acquired by Macmillan from  agent John Jarrold.


• June 18th, 2015 • Posted in News