The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark: an update

"The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark", Cover image ©  1971 - 2013 Graham Morris. Design by John Oakey.

“The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark”, Cover image © 1971 – 2013 Graham Morris. Design by John Oakey.

Customers who have ordered the unsigned hardback edition of this book will be pleased to know that it is being sent off to be printed this morning. The delay is entirely due to the relocation of Spectral Headquarters – we’re still battling boxes here at Château Spectrale and they appear to be never-ending! Rest assured that the book will be sent to customers as soon as the printers can get them here.

Inevitably, this has had a knock-on effect on the Deluxe edition – it is being designed as we speak and that, too, will be sent for printing as soon as is practicable. We apologise unreservedly to all those who ordered this version of the book for the delays. As recompense, we will be including a surprise bonus in book, which will make it even more complete than it already is. This is now likely to appear sometime in February.

You can order copies of the various edition on the buttons below:

CONTENTS:

UNSIGNED HARDBACK (100 only):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with photographs as well as chapter heading vignettes (by Nick Gucker)

UNSIGNED HARDBACK EDITION

£45 UK

£47 EU

$80 US

PAPERBACK (Unlimited):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Basic edition – text only plus chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker.

PAPERBACK EDITION

£17.50 UK

£19.50 EU

$30 US

News: Spectral is on the move!

Spectral Press logoSpectral is ACTUALLY on the move, as next month we’ll be dismantling the Tower and taking it (and the imprint) lock, stock and barrel to new environs. These are exciting times, and we very much look forward to effecting the move as efficiently and quickly as we can, with as little disruption to service as possible. However, unfortunately, the timing of the move has had a knock-on effect with our publishing schedule as you can imagine, so please bear with us. Read on to find out what’s happening.

Firstly, there will be no Christmas Ghost Story Annual this year – there just won’t be the time to devote to it to do it justice. Rest assured, however, it WILL be back again next year! Apologies to all who were looking forward to the volume! Also, for those who missed last year’s debut of the annual, there’ll be a special offer on the paperbacks coming next week – look out for that.

Secondly, the hardback editions of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark will be delayed until sometime in January – again, apologies for any inconvenience. We will be messaging all those who bought copies individually to let them know about this situation. However, it also means that we can concentrate on taking the time to produce something extra special and beautiful.

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their patience this year – matters haven’t always gone smoothly on several projects, but we tried our best to minimise the disruption. Your co-operation is very much appreciated!

Onwards and upwards!

13 Ghosts paperbacks: an update

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas cover image

This blog post is for all those who have ordered the paperback edition of The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: due to an administrative error on our part, the books will not arrive here at Spectral Towers until next week. As soon as they do, however, they will be despatched to all purchasers. We apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience caused – emails will be sent to all those who bought a copy.

Many thanks for your patience!!

Monday morning review round-up

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas cover image

So, here we are at the start of yet another week, and we have a couple of reviews of The 13 Ghosts of Christmas to tell you about:

First up is one by the almighty Pablocheesecake of The Eloquent Page – see what he has to say about Spectral’s first anothology here.

Next, we have a write-up from Graeme Reynolds over at Starburst magazine – you can read that one here.

NOTE:

We have emailed everybody who pre-ordered one of these volumes about the slight delay due to the printers being behind on their orders – it is due to be with us on

WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2012

Orders will be fulfilled as soon as is humanly possible. Once again we apologise most profoundly for this unforeseen delay and we thank you for your continuing patience!

Thankyou!

The 13 Ghosts: slight delay

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas cover image

We have just been informed that the printing company we’re using to produce The 13 Ghosts of Christmas are currently behind with orders and so the book won’t be delivered to Spectral until WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER.

WE WOULD LIKE TO PROFOUNDLY APOLOGISE FOR THIS AND FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED – THIS IS COMPLETELY OUT OF OUR HANDS.  WE HERE AT SPECTRAL ARE EXTREMELY SORRY THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED.