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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Indiegogo project: Are you tired of your favorite small presses closing down?

Are you tired of your favorite small presses closing down? 
So are we.

A few years ago a large group of small press publishers came together to form a coalition in an effort to help authors who’d been affected by a press closing down. Since then we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help and inform each other, to teach those less experienced. It’s our goal to strengthen small press publishers and thereby ensure that authors are always treated fairly, paid on time, and have a good home for their books.

In an effort to support a small press publisher (who’ll remain anonymous) and prevent another press from closing their doors (leaving many authors stranded), a special group of publishers have come together to launch this Indiegogo project. We’ve all donated our time and products as perks, and would truly appreciate your support in helping us achieve the financial goal. Anything above the goal of this project will be equally shared among the supporting publishers.
Please check out the following below:


Crystal Lake Publishing:
Since its founding in August 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing (now part of Crystal Lake Entertainment) has quickly become one of the world’s leading publishers of Dark Fiction and Horror books in print, eBook, and audio formats. We strive for each book and outreach program we spearhead to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.

Cemetery Dance:
Founded by Richard Chizmar in 1988, Cemetery Dance Publications is a specialty press and small press publisher of horror and dark suspense. We've published Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, William Peter Blatty, Clive Barker, Gillian Flynn, Scott Smith, Daphne du Maurier, Justin Cronin, Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Max Brooks, Joe R. Lansdale, Norman Partridge, Richard Laymon, Michael Slade, Graham Masterton, Douglas Clegg, Jack Ketchum, William F. Nolan, Nancy A. Collins, Al Sarrantonio, John Skipp, Michael Koryta, and many other horror writers, both classic and contemporary.

HellBound Books:
Created over 7 years ago by reputable, published, established authors, HellBound Books Publishing LLC is an independent publisher of horror, and all things dark: horror, horror non-fiction/reference, noir thrillers, bizarro, dark romance, poetry, and associated anthologies in paperback, eBook and audiobook formats.

Wicked House Publishing:
Founded in 2022. Wicked House Publishing publishes all things dark - horror, thrillers, suspense, science fiction, and more.

KJK Publishing:
KJK Publishing is run by Kevin J. Kennedy. KJK is a Scotland based publisher that focuses on horror. Their books are a constant in the Amazon best seller charts.

Epic Publishing:
Publisher of fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. Supporter of diversity in all things. Based in the US, and owned and operated by members of the LGBTQ and neurodivergent communities.

Grand Mal Press:
Grand Mal Press offers the best in today’s speculative fiction from notable authors such as Ryan C. Thomas, Robert Essig, Robert White, Kyle Lybeck and more. Readers can find everything from horror to mysteries to science fiction, all available in paperback, ebook and audiobook. Unlike traditional publishers, Grand Mal Press acts instead as a publishing collective that allows writers to keep all of their sales money. To peruse our selection of books and learn more about our business model please visit

Lycan Valley Press:
Lycan Valley Press Publications publishes horror, steampunk, dark fiction, thrillers and pulp with supernatural, paranormal, occult or psychological elements. We publish anthologies, single-author collections, novels and novellas in ebook, paperback and audiobook formats with the occasional hardcover edition. We also publish a limited selection of horror/dark poetry. See you around the valley!

Monstrous Books:
Monstrous Books is an independent publisher specializing in horror. James Aquilone, the Bram Stoker Award winning editor of Classic Monsters Unleashed, Shakespeare Unleashed, Dead Detectives Society, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker’s 50th anniversary graphic novel, founded Monstrous Books in 2022.

Stitched Smile Publications:
Stitched Box is an exciting venture operated under the Stitched Smile company, which was established in 2016 as a well-known, indie publishing company. At Stitched Box, we pride ourselves on catering to the unique needs and passions of indie authors and artists. As a quarterly subscription service, we curate carefully crafted boxes filled with literary treasures, artistic features, and spooky surprises.


Shakespeare Unleashed
KJK Publishing e-Book Bundle
Lycan Valley Pulp e-Book Bundle
Wounds to Wishes Audiobook
Dead Detectives Society eBook
Dear Diary by James A. Moore
Kolchak Deluxe Graphic Novel
Epic Publishing eBook Duo
Wicked House eBook Bundle
The Dismembered by Jonathan Janz
Sallow Bend by Alan Baxter
Crystal Lake eBook Bundle
Lycan Valley Poetry Bundle
Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling
Reflections Anthology Bundle
Four Lycan Valley Collections
Lisa Vasquez Subscription Box
The Stitched Box
Grand Mal Press Story Edit
Zoom Chat with Grand Mal Press
Lycan Valley Anthology Bundle
Artist-Drawn Cover Art – NOT AI
Short Story Audio Narration
Print Formatting in InDesign
Book Edit by Hellhound Books
Critique By Epic Publishing
Novella Audio Narration
Web Design For Upcoming Book

Please support and spread the word about our crowdfunding campaign. Not only will you enjoy some great perks, you'll also help a press in need.


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