Monday, August 2, 2010

BOOK NEWS: Necon E-Books

Necon E-Books is a new horror e-book publisher that will be republishing out-of-print horror novels in e-book format. All e-books will feature new artwork and introductions.

Each e-book costs $5.99, or you have the option of joining The Necon Classic Horror Book Club, where you will receive a 20% discount. Once you join, you'll be committed to the club for one year and you'll only pay a total of $115 for 24 e-books.

The first two books released are Winter Wake by Rick Hautala and The Black Castle by Les Daniels (pictured below).

The September titles will be Phantom by Thomas Tessier and The Kill by Alan Ryan.

Other upcoming books include The Face That Must Die and Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell; The Piercing, The Searing and Hobgoblin by John Coyne; In Silence Sealed by Kathryn Ptacek; Welcome Back to the Night and The Fear Report by Elizabeth Massie.

They have over 40 authors contracted, including Charles L. Grant and Craig Shaw Gardner.


Anonymous said...

Melissa, this is Jonathan Janz. I liked The Black Castle, but wait'll you read The Face That Must Die (if you haven't read it yet). It and The Doll Who Ate Its Mother are two of the best horror novels ever, though they're completely different kinds of books.

TFTMD, particularly, affected me. When you read Campbell's foreword, you'll be moved; then, when you read the book that comes after, you'll feel gut-punched.

Melissa Helwig said...

I haven't read either of them yet. I can't wait to read The Face That Must Die now! I hope they publish it soon.... I haven't read The Doll Who Ate Its Mother either, so I'll have to check that one out too.

Matt Bechtel said...

Hello, this is Matt Bechtel (Production Manager at Necon E-Books). I know I'm a bit late in discovering your blog, Melissa, but thank you so much for the kind write-up! A few things have changed since we launched our company back in August:

1) All of our titles have come down in price to $4.99.

2) We decided to suspend the Book Club because there was a potential conflict with some of our distribution outlets (they demand consistent pricing, and we wanted to make our titles readily available to as large of an audience as possible).

We've also announced a LOT of new titles, so please check out our site at to browse our full selection.

Thanks again, Melissa; keep up the great work on your blog!

- Matt Bechtel
Production Manager, Necon E-Books
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