Back Into Print: 20 Titles From My Past
On May 12th, the first of my redesigned and reformatted novels make an appearance on as e-books for the low price of £2.99. ‘Roofworld’ and ‘Spanky’ were both big hits for me, but have been out of print for years. There will be twenty volumes in all, including novels and short story collections, featuring new essays by myself and Joanne Harris, and one, ‘Frightening’, will be a brand-new short story collection never before published (I’d like to have seen it in physical print, but collections are casualties of the e-book revolution, I’m afraid).
Some of the early books will possibly read as period pieces now – it would have been impossible to write ‘Roofworld’, with its tribes of disaffected youths living on London’s rooftops, in the present world of instant communication, although I did once think about updating it. And in one of the collections also going to e-book you’ll find a story entitled ‘Spanky’s Back In Town’.
But there’ll be lots of impossible-to-find titles reappearing in the coming months, all with revisions and new afterwords, and at the same low price. If there proves to be a good demand for a particular title we may get it back into print for collectors, so be vocal and let me know what you’d like to see in physical print, and maybe I can arrange it.