Good afternoon/morning (time zone depending)
Well, after a busy July and August of being out of the UK quite a bit I can finally settle down and update you on what has been going on here at Abaddon towers.
Things are progressing well with our new distributors and over the next few months I shall be putting certain measures in place that mean that the US market gets the books around the same time, if not earlier, as the UK market. So hopefully that will make it easier for our fans across the Atlantic to get their hands on our titles.
The response to our latest title - Tomes of The Dead: I, Zombie - has been very positive indeed, with Al Ewing's novel garnering praise all over the interweb as well as in the pages of such magazines as Black Static.
Also, hot off the press is Paul Kane's post-apocalypse Robin Hood story The Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowhead which we will be officially launching at Fantasycon which runs from the 19th-21st September at the Britannia Hotel in Nottingham.
Paul will be in attendance to sign copies and answer questions at the event. The launch date will be confirmed nearer the time. Abaddon will be at the event all weekend, selling books and guesting on panels.
In other news we have just received the cover for our first title of 2009. This is Twilight of Kerberos: The Light of Heaven by David A. McIntee, which should be hitting shelves in the UK next February.
As always Mark Harrison has done a sterling job on the cover. The Light of Heaven introduces a new hero to the world of Twilight, Gabriella DeZantez, a religious crusader whose world is turned upside down by strange events in The Worlds' Ridge Mountains. David is a stalwart of genre fiction, having produced many titles for the Doctor Who range of novels and it is a pleasure to have him on board.
Meanwhile, early next month will see the release of the 2nd book in the Twilight series with, Twilight of Kerberos: The Clockwork King of Orl by Mike Wild.
A US release date for this will be confirmed at a later date. Clockwork King introduces us to Kali Hooper, tomb raider extraordinaire.
Next year will see the introduction of a fourth hero to the world of Twilight, as well as an expansion of the range as we follow the adventures of our group of heroes and what their 'legacies' will mean for the world of Twilight as a whole.
Anyhew, I best go now and attend to the pile of admin that I have to wade through this week. Happy days!
In the meantime, enjoy the books and keep watching this space.