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Rituals: Dead Ink at Light Night 2019

    To celebrate Liverpool Light Night 2019, we’ll be taking over Thoughtfully Cafè as we explore the creative rituals of writer Naomi Booth, and graphic designer Luke Bird. Join us on Friday 17th May between 6:00 and 9:30pm as we wax lyrical about writing, getting published and designing book covers! The first part of the …

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Waterstones Wales Book of the Month Launch – Swansea (7th July)

Don’t miss your chance to meet Lucie McKnight Hardy author of the Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for July, ‘Water Shall Refuse Them’. Reminiscent of the suspense of Shirley Jackson and soaked in the folk horror of the British landscape, it’s an atmospheric coming-of-age novel and a thrilling debut. Lucie will be in several …

What Page Are You On? Podcast Live: Lucie McKnight Hardy (16th July)

  ‘A coming-of-age story where the threat of violence shimmers like a heat haze’ —Andrew Michael Hurley Tuesday 16th July 2019 7pm – 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Join author of the beguiling folk-horror debut Water Shall Refuse Them Lucie McKnight Hardy for an exclusive live recording of the What Page Are You On? podcast hosted by Bethany Rutter and Alice Slater. …

Dead Ink Catalogue Launch – Tottenham Court Road (24th July)

Wednesday 24th July 18:30 – 20:30 at London – Tottenham Court Road Waterstones TCR are delighted to welcome Dead Ink Books as they celebrate the launch of their new catalogue, and showcase some of their fantastic titles for 2019. Come join the Dead Ink team for an evening of readings, drinks, book-buying, and author signings, celebrating indie publishing. …

The “Myth” of Endometriosis: Karen Havelin, Eleanor Thom and Ache magazine (25th July)

‘You are so much more than the sum of your private parts’ Karen Havelin’s debut novel Please Read This Leaflet Carefully is a life told in reverse and a subversion of what we expect from stories of illness. Eleanor Thom’s part memoir, part guide book and part survival guide Private Parts: How To Really Live With Endometriosis retraces Eleanor’s own journey …

New Advisory Board!

‘Dead Ink are independent, ambitious and innovative, publishing some of the most exciting new and emerging writers from the margins and the underground.  These are exciting times for publishing and I look forward to working with Dead Ink as they continue to discover new voices and new audiences.’ – Kit de Waal ‘I’ve long thought …

The Eden Book Society Reddit r/Books AMA

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve schedule two AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with the Eden authors on the Reddit books subreddit. The Reddit books community boasts over 13,000,000 subscribers and we’ll be jumping in to answer any of your questions relating to the mysterious horror books known as The Eden Book Society. The Eden Book …

His Orchard – Andrew Michael Hurley on The Eden Book Society

One of the joys of book collecting is not necessarily acquisition but pursuit, and assembling a full set of Eden Book Society (EBS) novellas is challenge enough for several lifetimes. When the publishing house closed in 2006, it had issued 522 books – six a year since 1919, when there were only two hundred and …

Post-Truth Detectives: A Quintet

We are all detectives. Every day, we question the world around us, search for meaning, and seek to uncover hidden truths about life and ourselves. I think that’s why the genre is so enduring. There’s something fundamentally human about asking questions and trying to unravel the mysteries we’re faced with. Every time we open a …

Deconstruction: A Quintet

Magicians are sworn not to reveal the secrets behind their illusions. Some authors will talk about their art and their books, some avoid giving away all the tricks of their trade, preferring to preserve some of the mystery. I like books that actually deconstruct the workings of language and fiction as part of the very …