BACK IN PRINT: NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins

MY FOUR BOOKS FOR Samhain Publishing — NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins — are at last, fully back in print — three of them with new cover art!

 Violet Eyes by John Everson NightWhere by John Everson The Family Tree by John Everson Sacrificing Virgins by John Everson

At the start of January, Samhain, my publisher of the past six years, began to close up shop (they’re now fully out-of-business).  That took my last four releases temporarily out-of-print. I decided to re-issue them on my own imprint, Dark Arts Books, which has been publishing other people’s work — from Jay Bonansinga, Sarah Pinborough and Martin Mundt to J.A. Konrath, Michael Marshall Smith and Brian Pinkerton — since 2006. Why give my catalog to another small publishing label, when I already had my own? (No big imprint was going to take a handful of “old” books and reissue them with any big distribution… so why not just DIY?)

The new e-book editions were all available by the end of January, but it took me a bit longer to do the paperbacks. I love print book layout (desktop publishing is how I started my professional career) but it takes longer to do. And I kept futzing on little color tweaks on the covers, so I ended up ordering a couple different versions from the printer of each book (and each time you do that, it killed a week for printing and mailing!).

In any case… I got the final edition of Violet Eyes this week, so I can now firmly say that NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins are fully “back in print” and available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!  I also finally updated the e-book, print and audio book links on my website’s Books page.

Here’s what the new wrap-around covers look like:







While I opted to go with new covers for the previous three books to get them closer to my original vision for them, I went ahead and licensed the original cover art for Sacrificing Virgins, since it was made by Samhain exactly to my original specs. The text treatment on the cover did change a little — new blurbs on the front and back and a slightly different spine:


Hoping that readers will respond well to the new covers! I still have some copies of the original NightWhere and Family Tree editions, so I’ll be putting the old and the new editions out side-by-side at conventions over the coming year. It will be interesting to see which sell through faster!

About John Everson

John Everson is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author with more than 100 published short stories and 14 novels of horror and dark fantasy currently in print. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2013. Its sequel, The Night Mother, was released in June 2023.

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