I’m the new Marketing/Sales Guy at Books of the Dead Press!

So, we all know that Books of the Dead Press is one of the most exciting, cutting-edge horror publishers around.  Right?  I mean, this year alone, BOTD has released eight well-received horror books, ranging from anthologies to novels to single-author collections; from classics like Gary Brander’s The Howling Trilogy, to horror industry veterans, like New York Times bestselling author, Tim Lebbon, as well as new, up-and-coming authors, like Tonia Brown.

But Roy’s been busier than a one-armed zombie hunter in a city filled with the living dead.  He’s barely got enough time to find great new books and get them ready for market.  So, as part of a major push to make readers more aware of Books of the Dead’s quality line-up of works, Roy has hired me, John F.D. Taff,  to help with marketing and sales of the line.

Who is John F.D. Taff, you might ask?  Well, in addition to being one of BOTD’s stable of authors (check out my contributions to Best New Vampire Tales Vol. 1, Best New Werewolf Tales Vol. 1, and my own short horror collection, Little Deaths), I am a 20-year veteran author with more than 70 shorts and several novels in print.  Four honorable mentions in Datlow & Windling’s Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.  And Little Deaths has been recommended for the 2012 Stoker Reading List.

Over and above that, though–and what is more important to Roy–is that I have more than 25 years worth of experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and trade publishing.  I’ve worked for agencies and publishing companies, I can do publicity and media relations and I know how to get stuff covered.  So, I’ve got some experience in publishing, and a lot of experience marketing magazines and books.

What does all that mean?  Well, in the weeks and months ahead, you’ll be hearing and seeing more about Books of the Dead Press, the great authors we’re publishing and the fantastic books we’re producing…and what’s coming up.  We’ve got some amazing books planned and some interesting new ideas on how to get them in front of readers.  We’re going to be creating a whole new marketing blog for Books of the Dead Press very soon, and we’ll have all sorts of things going on there to keep it interesting.

So, from now on, if you have any questions about Books of the Dead Press, its titles or authors, give Roy a break and please contact me at johnfdtaff@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.  And Roy looks forward to being able to take a breath!


About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

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