Welcome to Day 1O the final day of the “Ghost Radio: Countdown to Paper” event! Our celebration of the mass market paperback release of Leopoldo Gout’s hit horror novel Ghost Radio. And make sure to read to the bottom of the post for a chance to win some exciting PRIZES!
In less than 24 hours, the paperback hits store shelves! This ends a journey that began years ago, when I presented a proposal to Harper Collins for a potential graphic novel, and they said: Why don’t you write it as a novel!
Many sleepless nights later, the novel hit stores shelves as a hardback in October 2008. It received great reviews from both major and minor reviewers. These rave reviews exceeded my wildest expectations. Now a year and a bit later, the mass market paperback release is a about to be reality. I’ve always felt that it was in its mass market paperback edition that Ghost Radio would find its real readers. People who don’t necessarily follow the publishing industry, nor are first on board to snag hardbacks. Just people who love horror novels, and pick up any new paperback that strikes their fancy. This book is for them.
But just because its US publishing releases have ended doesn’t mean it’s the end for Ghost Radio. The blog, which has been hugely successful, will continue. And the future of the novel remains bright. Chances of a movie version remain very much alive. We will report on that front as it progresses. And editions in new countries continue to appear, such as the recent release in Korea.
And, more important than that, the novel is still alive. Every time a new reader cracks the spine on a copy of Ghost Radio the book has a rebirth, opening its world to a new pair of eyes, telling its story anew. For books are always alive. We only have to open them to find out.
And if you’re one of those people who’s yet to experience Ghost Radio, please enter today’s contest, or any of the contest held throughout this event. Winners will receive autograph copies of the book as well as other exciting prizes! The contests will be open till March 13, 2010. So there’s still plenty of time to enter.
So I wish to thank everyone who’s followed this event. And hope you continue to return to the blog for our daily news on Ghost Radio, horror movies, comics, books, video games, television and other news items from the world of the fantastic and the paranormal. You’ve made this site and this book a big success. And I can’t thank you enough.
Each day of this event we offer the chance to win prizes. Every winner will receive autographed copies of both the hardback and paperback editions of Ghost Radio. But they will also receive a special bonus surprise tied to the day’s theme. This could be additional books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, or maybe something even more exciting. So what are you waiting for? Enter today’s contest now.
Here’s all you need to do to enter today’s contest:
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and put “COUNTDOWN TO PAPER – DAY 10” in the subject line, and “Ghost Radio” in the body of the email. Or just use the contact form below:
This contest closes on March 13, 2010. Winners will be chosen at random, and notified the following week.
If you’ve missed any of the COUNTDOWN TO PAPER event you can catch up here.
Every day has contests! So increase your chances of winning by enter everyone of them!