Friday, 11 May 2012

Your First Mission - Name Joseph D'Lacey's Book

We are an interactive publisher.

Interactive ; Adj. Involving the actions or input of a user.

So that kind of means that we want you to help decide stuff for us along the way.

You want to know why? Well, to put it frankly, we want you to buy the books we publish. There's no point in publishing a book that nobody wants to read, so it's important that the opinions of our potential customers are heard. You are in the best position to make reasoned decisons about things that we (the  publishers and author) are perhaps so closely involved with that are opinions are somewhat clouded.

Now, here is the first decison I'd like you to help us make.

I'd like you to choose the title of Joseph D'Lacey's collection of short stories that i'm publishing in September.

Here's the remit;

It's a collection of 12 stories, that are part horror, part dark fiction, part fantasy, part dystopia. Each story has a different element and provokes a different feeling. It shows the incredible scope of Joseph's writing. The collection will appeal to fans of horror (as this is what Joseph is best known for), but I also feel that it deserves to be read by an audience that appreciates the art of storytelling. They are very special indeed.

Jospeh's previous titles have included Meat, Garbage Man, Snake Eyes & the Kill Crew.
So with this in mind, we have come up with 4 suggested titles. It is up to you to decide which one we will use. There is a poll on the top right had side of this here blog, on which you can vote for your favourite. The most popular title when voting ends at 9.00pm on Sunday 20th May will be the title that we choose for the collection.

Don't let us down. I love you all.


  1. I picked Midnight Feast, because it sounds all Halloweeney (even though this collection doesn't sound like it has anything to do with Halloween lol, but I like spooky).

  2. I too went for Midnight Feast. It has wide appeal and it's not too literary.

  3. Got to be Splinters...just feels dark and horrorific.

    1. I chose Splinters too but it's not very popular. SO it must be good!

  4. I agree with Steven - Splinters makes my spine tingle.

  5. Splinters ! Ouch, splinters hurt, so splinters is my choice ! Good name for a band by the way