Alexandra Arlango, Commissioning Editor – Original Content at AudioGO Ltd in London, has acquired world rights to an audio edition of Sam Stone’s first collection, Zombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings.
The book was published by Telos Publishing Ltd in 2011, and went on to win great acclaim from readers. Horror author Graham Masterton said in his introduction to the print version: ‘Sam Stone without doubt is a mistress of the grisly and the glutinous. She is one of the few horror writers who makes you feel when you have finished her stories that you need to wash your hands. Twice. I believe that we can look forward to seeing Sam Stone develop into a major influence in the realm of blood and shadows and things that wake you up, wide-eyed, in the middle of the night.’
Alexandra said of this deal: ‘We are very excited to be working with Sam. She is a fresh and unique voice in horror and her short stories weave deliciously dark tales involving vampires, werewolves and clowns.’
AudioGO is the home of BBC Audiobooks and manages all the Doctor Whoaudio releases among their 10,000 catalogue items. Their clients include books by P D James, J K Rowling, Ruth Rendell and Bernard Cornwall. Their horror catalogue includes work by Bram Stoker, Rachel Caine, M R James, Stephanie Meyer, James Herbert and Fangoria‘s Dreadtime Stories. For more information, visit www.audiogo.com/uk/.
Sam Stone’s first novel, Killing Kiss, won the silver award for Best Horror Novel in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year competition, and her subsequent novels and short stories have gained her much acclaim, including winning the British Fantasy Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing and is a noted public speaker and lecturer. Sam’s website is at www.sam-stone.com, Telos Publishing is at www.telos.co.uk.
About AudioGO Limited
AudioGO is the new name for BBC Audiobooks, the UK’s leading audiobook publisher and distributor. AudioGO was formed in July 2010 – its new owners, led by Michael Kuhn, have ambitious and exciting plans for growth and expansion. The company is the UK market leader. It also has a successful, rapidly growing business in the US and a thriving international business. It has a heritage stretching back over 20 years based on BBC Radio content, but has built on that with the acquisitions of Cover to Cover and Chivers, brand leaders in fiction and particularly well known in libraries. The company now has a catalogue of thousands of audiobooks and established relationships with retailers and distributors around the world. AudioGO plans to expand its catalogue, its distribution channels, and to better exploit web and other emerging online retail opportunities.
About Telos Publishing Limited
Telos Publishing is a friendly independent press with bags of enthusiasm and a love of publishing and books. Set up in 2000 by David J Howe and Stephen James Walker, they won the 2006 World Fantasy Award in the best Non-Professional category for their publishing work, and several of their titles have won literary and design awards over the years. They specialise in Non-Fiction Guides to cult film and television, and also publish occasional fiction, mainly in the horror and crime genres.