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PulpFest, Here We Come!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Murania Press,PulpFest,Upcoming Books on August 3, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

I haven’t done much blogging lately because I’ve been sweating over the new Murania Press publications that will formally debut at next week’s PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio. Just today UPS delivered my first copies of A. M. Chisholm’s Pirates of the Pines, the third volume in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series. It looks pretty darn good and I suspect it’ll do well. Now I’m waiting on the jumbo-sized (162 pages) Tenth Anniversary issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, which will be unveiled at the convention and shipped to subscribers later this month, after I get back from Ohio and decompress.

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two and the reprint edition of H. Bedford-Jones’s The Wilderness Trail are both in production, as is the long-awaited Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, but unfortunately I won’t have copies in hand for PulpFest. No matter how much time I allot to these projects, it’s never quite enough. And as all of us know, real life has a way of inserting itself unexpectedly to up-end our plans and louse up our schedules.

Nonetheless, things are progressing satisfactorily for Murania Press and the coming months will see not only increased productivity but more aggressive marketing and promotion of the entire line. Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing many of you — some for the first time — next week at PulpFest. Believe it or not, as recently as a few days ago we were still getting space inquiries from dealers, and our hotel  sales rep reports that room reservations are still coming in as well. It looks like this year’s show will be a humdinger!

I’ll leave you today with a scan of the anniversary issue’s cover. See (some of) you next week!


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