Pulp Fiction Book Store The 2018 Wrap-Up 1

Considering that it’s already the latter part of February 2019, the theme of this post is “better late than never.” More about that in a moment. Last year we published 43 ebooks. That’s down significantly from our 2017 total of 60.

WINS

Some of the books we’re most proud of publishing are:

We really enjoyed those books and enjoyed producing them. We have continued to have readers visit us from around the world and we thank all of you for visiting. We hope you’ll find these books as enjoyable as we did.

We successfully implemented our Affiliate Program and have affiliates from Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia who have been very important to us. Thank you for all your hard work! We’re looking forward to great things in 2019!

Losses

Last year was rolling along fine until the fourth quarter of the year. We were set back by two issues. First, as part of absorbing ebook-builders.com into our structure, we undertook some outside commercial work that diverted our resources. Second we decided to rebuild this site to make it much more SEO friendly. That meant going back and working on the display pages for all of our prior ebooks at the expense of producing new ones. The last phase of that is rolling out now as we add illustration galleries to each ebook page.

Looking Forward

Probably the best thing about 2019 is that stories from 1923 FINALLY went into the Public Domain as of January 1st. For those of you who don’t know, the Public Domain was essentially frozen for over twenty years as copyright terms were extended. In various quarters, January 1, 2019 was hailed as Public Domain Day because works will begin to be unlocked annually again.

We were very pleased to release The Moon Terror by A.G. Birch as a celebration of Public Domain Day

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The Moon Terror by A.G. Birch

The Moon Terror is a reproduction of a classic collection of stories first published in Weird Tales in 1923. The stories were collected into a hardback in 1927 and ultimately copies were given away free with a subscription to the magazine. We went back to the 1923 magazines for our production and added in the original illustrations that were not included in the 1927 hardback. And because Weird Tales gave the book away, we are giving it away too.

Because of our site rebuild our editorial calendar got torn up, stomped on, and thrown in the trash. At this juncture we’re just following our interests in individual authors and classic stories. As we get back into the regular routine of production we’ll settle on a new editorial calendar and try to keep you informed. All I can tell you is that right now we’re putting together Island In The Sky by Manly Wade Wellman.

MrPulp

About the author: Born a long time ago, I developed a love for Pulp Fiction as a young whipper-snapper. Whether it was riding rocket ships to Mars or tracking down the cruelest of killers, I always rooted for the hero to get the girl in the end. I found that a lot of my favorite pulp fiction stories, mysteries, sci-fi and adventure had gone out of print and also into the public domain, so like any bright young enterprising lover of cattle rustlers, robot armies and insidious villains, I decided to make the universe safe for my pulp fiction heroes of yore and republish them. I have since opened up the PulpFictionBook.Store to bring some of my old friends back to light.