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ChrisMorey
08-30-2015, 02:33 PM
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Hey guys, Chris Morey here, owner and publisher at Dark Regions Press. We're an independent specialty publisher of horror, fantasy and science fiction based in Portland, Oregon.

Recently (on August 25th) we launched our Kickstarter campaign for our latest project I AM THE ABYSS containing ten unique visions of the underworld by ten different authors of horror and dark fantasy color illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards. I'm happy to tell you that the campaign reached 71% funded within the first 5 days: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismorey/i-am-the-abyss

If any of you are readers or enjoy horror, dark fiction, fantasy or science fiction then I'm confident you'll be interested in I AM THE ABYSS. Thanks guys and I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.

quiz.life
09-01-2015, 12:13 PM
congratz! Those skeletons give me shivers. I hope you get the rest just as quickly as the first 71%!

ChrisMorey
09-15-2015, 01:31 PM
congratz! Those skeletons give me shivers. I hope you get the rest just as quickly as the first 71%!

Thanks, quiz life! We're doing something fun for the next couple of days:

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Interview Laird Barron Raffle! Ten signed book prizes and a free rare story from the author: http://darkregions.com/lairdbarron

Join us from September 15th to 18th 2015 for the Interview Laird Barron Raffle. Each entrant will ask the author a question and have a chance at winning one of ten signed and personalized hardcover books: The Croning and The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron.

Everyone who joins the Interview Laird Barron Raffle will receive the rare story "The Beatification of Custer Poe." The ten winners will have their interview questions asked to the author live in a Lovecraft eZine chat on Friday, September 18th at 6PM PDT.

Read more about the limited time raffle at: http://darkregions.com/lairdbarron

MelSmith
09-17-2015, 07:46 AM
This looks cool! It's great that you funded so quickly - I work for an independent publisher too and it's nice to see a success story :) good luck for your final days!

ChrisMorey
09-21-2015, 03:08 PM
This looks cool! It's great that you funded so quickly - I work for an independent publisher too and it's nice to see a success story :) good luck for your final days!

Thank you very much, Mel! I hope it's okay if I post this promotional post for our latest 33 hours... hoping to unlock a couple more stretch goals:

Hey guys, breaking news: we unlocked our first stretch goal! We're in the final 34 hours of the campaign and have revealed Extension (Stretch Goal #2): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismorey/i-am-the-abyss

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Extension (Stretch Goal #2) - $36,000

The editor's top three choices of stories that were submitted during the open submissions period for I AM THE ABYSS will be published as standalone novellas. All three novellas will be included as free digital downloads for campaign backers and will be released retail in ebook and trade paperback at a later date. Authors of the three stories will each be paid pro rate at 7 cents per word and will receive contributor copies. A campaign-exclusive limited edition chapbook featuring all three novellas will be available to campaign backers in the post-campaign survey.

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A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos edited by S. T. Joshi Trade Paperback Available for Preorder as Add-On in I AM THE ABYSS Kickstarter Campaign

One of the most highly demanded Lovecraftian and weird fiction anthologies of 2014, A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos is edited by world renowned Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi and features stories by Neil Gaiman, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Michael Shea, Gemma Files and many more accompanied by the stunning artwork of David Ho.

Now Available in the Add-Ons section of the I AM THE ABYSS Kickstarter campaign!

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How to Purchase an Add-On:

Existing Campaign Backers: click on the blue "Manage" button in the upper-right hand corner of the Kickstarter campaign page. Add the according amount to your pledge for the Add-On(s) that you would like to purchase. E-mail us with your Add-On selection at: darkregions.help@gmail.com

New Campaign Backers: click on the green "Back This Project" button in the upper-right hand corner of the Kickstarter campaign page. Choose a Reward Level (if desired) then add the according amount of the desired Add-On, or choose No Reward Level and only purchase an Add-On by entering the according amount of the Add-On. E-mail us with your Add-On selection at: darkregions.help@gmail.com

Your Add-On selection(s) will be confirmed when the post-campaign survey is sent one month before fulfillment begins.

COMPLETE I AM THE ABYSS ADD-ON LIST:

Campaign-Exclusive Trade Paperback (Menton3 cover) - $30

Retail Trade Paperback (David Ho cover) - $30

Campaign-Exclusive Your Heart is Black Signed Limited Hardcover - $150 (Retail Price: $200)

Retail Your Heart is Black Signed Limited Hardcover - $150 (Retail Price: $200)

NEW - I AM THE ABYSS Menton3 Black T-Shirt (Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL) - $30

I AM THE ABYSS White T-Shirt (Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL) - $30

I AM THE ABYSS White Poster Signed by Artist David Ho (19"x27") - $20

I AM THE ABYSS Menton3 Cover Artwork Poster Signed by Artist (19"x27") - $20

NEW - Any Dark Regions Press Trade Paperback of Your Choice - $15 each, $50 for five. Click here to see full list.

A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos edited by S. T. Joshi Trade Paperback w/ stories by Neil Gaiman, Thomas Ligotti, Caitlín R. Kiernan and more - $25

Like a Dead Man Walking by William F. Nolan (Logan's Run) Trade Paperback - $20

Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition Ultra-Deluxe Traycased PC Hardcover (Only ONE copy available) - $1000

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker United Kingdom Trade Hardcover w/ Unique Cover - $40

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Thanks guys and I hope you join us for the final 34 hours of the I AM THE ABYSS Kickstarter campaign. You can visit the campaign page at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismorey/i-am-the-abyss

levelupaudio
09-21-2015, 07:14 PM
Looks great! Very nice looking indeed. Good luck with everything. Cheers!

brikis98
09-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Very cool idea. Multiple stories with illustrations sounds like it would make for an excellent read. Looks like your campaign is already a success, but as a small point of feedback for future marketing efforts with this book: while the images and text on the KS page look great, I found the video to be a little off-putting. Some of the scenes look good, but some look low budget and cheesy and it's not clear what you're watching until the very end, when a bunch of text flashes by very quickly (I didn't even have enough time to read the author names). Given that you have beautiful illustrations, perhaps a more compelling video would be to do Ken Burns-style overview of that artwork, with text overlays or voiceover explaining what you're seeing. Congrats on the success thus far and good luck in the future!

ChrisMorey
09-22-2015, 11:24 PM
Hey friends, so we've officially entered the final 60 minutes of I AM THE ABYSS on Kickstarter. If you haven't joined us yet, I sincerely hope you'll consider joining us in the last minutes of the campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismorey/i-am-the-abyss

Thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign so far. We're almost done!