Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Publishing Plans

We have currently got Charlie McQuaker's Die Hard Mod and Alan kelly's Bloody Rag/Let me Die A Woman going through the treacherous process of production. We have also got Dominic Milne's My Bloody Alibi and Chris O'Grady's Man Down currently being read and prepped. Danny Hogan's Windowlicker Maker is rumoured to be finished and he is said to be in talks with ex-enforcer Danny Woollard regarding a collaboration.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Why Pulp Press only puts out 23,000 word “novellas”

The reason for this is because we would like to encourage reading in people who would normally read, or do not have the attention span for full-sized novels. We believe that the short attention span, as mentioned above, is a symptom of the continuous bombardment of rubbish TV and dubious entertainment via the internet.
By providing action packed, exciting, compact stories we have stronger chance of weaning people away from the TV, internet etc and back to good old fashioned reading.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Sally F**king Reynolds joins Pulp Press

Pulp Press is pleased to announce that esteemed knicker model, and muse to the equally esteemed photographer Dark Daze, is joining us and will be taking over editing duties, thank God.

Sally also runs a new and flashy fashion magazine, Gang Up, which is well worth checking out. Trust me I own a copy and enjoyed it immensely. If you appreciate any kind of art at all you will be blown away by the photography in it. Welcome aboard Sally.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Allan Guthries Noire Originals

Check out the interview off between legends of noire Tony Black and Nick Stone on Allan Guthrie's Noire Originals

The Fat-Quarter Magazine

Check out the article I wrote on lesbian pulp fiction for The Fat-Quarter Magazine.

The Fat-Quarter is a new feminist mag, set out to contrast all the dopey bird's rags and the celebrity toilet paper that fill the racks these days. You know the gig, the kind that feature those dead eyed cover girls with their eating disorders and bad attitudes.

We say: yeah, Fat-Quarter, bring it to'em... bring it to'em but good.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Bella de Jac at Club Smooch Brighton 21/08/09

Pulp Press rep Bella de Jac, and international woman of mystery, will be doing her stuff at the Club Smooch Burlesque show at the Komedia in Brighton this friday. There will also be comedy, booze and that Atters fella from Chap Magazine. What more could you ask for? If you're one of the few unfortunates who have never seen Bella dance, here's your chance.

Bella is an expert at carefully choriographed old school burlesque, that entertains, titillates and leaves the beholder in awe. At only £10-a-go, you'd be a fool not to attend.

For more info check out the facebook group, here.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Getting paid: Advance vs Royalties

Instead of advance payments Pulp Press offers a much higher rate of royalties, over twice the usual rate in fact. This is because the current market does not support a business model that operates a non-refundable advance on royalties system. It just does not make business sense. In these uncertain times it would be one hell of a job to try to predict a how many books will sell prior to the fact. I have managed to successfully do this for Indepenpress Publishing Ltd, Pulp Press’s parent company, but have been very wrong in a good few occasions as well.

Of course this has not been popular with established authors and their agents who have expressed an interest in publishing with Pulp Press. It is also interesting that even decent agents don’t seem to realise the costs involved with publishing and, also, how much we get shafted by distributors. I have found on many occasions that even the good guy authors and agents do not take into account very few of our needs as publisher in dealings with us which is an aspect that you don’t see very often at all when thrashing out a partnership in any other sector.

We obviously want to keep Pulp Press being a viable company and give the authors the best returns possible on their output and that is why we do not offer advances but a much higher rate of royalties. Because we do not offer advances, we do not tie our author’s up in five book deals etc, leaving authors to come and go as they please as long as the output is the stuff we’re looking for.