The most marvellous, the most magical
Backer copies have, so the Internet tells me, nearly all arrived. Having said that, there are several that for whatever reason haven't got there (the first of those being that... Read more
Quod est iste quod venit (What is this what is coming)
Your copies of We Don't Go Back, that's what's coming. I know that several have arrived already, and the rest should be coming presently.
I don't know why Amazon... Read more
Backer rewards and books in the wild.
Backer rewards are on their way now. Because of the weird way that Amazon/Createspace works, it might mean that people who didn't back the kickstarter might get their books first.... Read more
Backer copies go out today.
Orders for copies of We Don't Go Back to go out in the post in the next day or two (I have a lot to get through); the time it... Read more
Print books go out, imminently
While On a Thousand Walls and Cult Cinema are still in production, We Don't Go Back is done, it's ready, and I'll be spending the next week fulfilling orders. Which... Read more
And so their work wasn't done
So I got the first print proof of We Don't Go Back...
And it had a couple problems. Sooo that pushes me back a week or two. More updates as... Read more
What everyone else gets
OK, so print proofing is beginning, which is tortuous and painful, but worth it. The print books, I think, won't disappoint.
Meanwhile, the Kindle file is on Amazon right now.... Read more
From the fields and the furrows and the forest and dammit I just put it out there OK
Backers, check your Kickstarter messages. The files for We Don't Go Back are live.
Live deliciously (conditions may apply)
OK, so I'm going to release the digital versions of We Don't Go Back to backers in the next 48 hours.
Since I issued the pre-release draft I have:
•... Read more
We Don't Go Back, only Forward
At some point in an unspecified future, I'll do a crowdfunder and get the fulfilment date right. Still, I learn every time.
On a Thousand Walls and Cult Cinema are... Read more
It is (nearly) time for your appointment with the Wicker Man
Do you know how if you have a big project, you can just keep poking and poking at it for ages? I've finally stopped. I can't find anything more to... Read more
Something Terrible is Coming, I Know It
Proofreading is done. I'm compiling the backer list and doing final edits and it's off to the beta readers (and by the way, some of you left blank the field... Read more
I thought I'd share with you some screenshots of the book layout (note the p@@s – they're for internal page numbers, and they're the very last thing to be fixed).... Read more
Manuscript in editing
Now that it's all edited together, I've sent the MS off to the proofreader for the first round of checking before final layout tweaking (and then there will be another... Read more
Just to say thatI'm aware that deadlines are moving past, and that nonetheless work continues. I shall have something to show in the nxt couple of weeks. Thanks for your... Read more
If you haven't been following the blog, this is just to let you know that:
• The book is now written;
• I've started layout;
• I should send an... Read more
Hi all. Hope you are following the blog at Room207Press.com.
Had a week long hiccup when my hard drive died on me. Fortunately, I was able to clone it and... Read more
Dear all, just to say: check your messages! I've shared the promised ghost story collection this is not a picture to backers.
And do continue to check out the essays... Read more
Finishing up the writing
So if you haven't been following the blog, I'm still writing on those last few films.
In the last few weeks I've done:
The Green Man
Under the Shadow... Read more
What comes next
So now the campaign proper has closed, it's just time to talk about what happens next.
So in two weeks, backers will be charged and then I'll start sending out... Read more
CULT CINEMA UNLOCKED
With 1 hour and 45 minutes remaining, We Don't Go Back has hit its second stretch goal, Cult Cinema: A Guide to Bad Religion on Film!
Thank you all for... Read more
Darkest until the dawn
Thanks everyone for supporting this project. It's done better than I thought and that's down to you, pledging, sharing, and giving feedback. Thank you.
I had time for one last... Read more
Here is the cover design for We Don't Go Back. The magnificent, ebullient and lucuriously coiffed Steve Horry supplied the illustration.
Stretch Goal Unlocked: On a Thousand Walls (and what that means)
Now that I hit my 200% target, that means that On a Thousand Walls: a Watcher's Guide to the Urban Wyrdis go, and this means that everyone who goes... Read more
Two more films for the list
Writer Daniel Pietersen (of Dirge magazine and others) is right now working on a piece on Béla Tarr's bleak 2011 film The Turin Horse, which will make the book.
Meanwhile,... Read more
Do it anyway
Just a little update today, a breather if you like: an inspirational piece for everyone who's losing faith in themselves: Do it anyway
Be sure to write this in your copybooks
At the Room 207 Press blog today, here's a piece about early 2000s hauntological gem Look Around You.
not a picture, but an added reward
Since there was a lovely review of my recent ghost story collection, this is not a picture, at Folk Horror Revival I decided that what my backers needed was... Read more
New Essay: Dogged
I wrote about Dogged, a zero-budget community-curated folk horror movie today.
Read the essay here.
You must let it grow...
End of Day Nine report: Some Kickstarters make tens of thousands in the first half hour and then fizzle out a bit. This one? This one is one of... Read more
Is it a dream? What can it mean?
What it means is that illustrator Steven Horry (Comichaus, Image Comics' Double D) has agreed to do spot illustrations and a cover for We Don't Go Back. ... Read more
Whistle and I'll Come to You for somewhat less than previously advertised
It's day 7 and the funding is still steadily coming in. But to give the campaign that little kick in the standing stones, I decided to slash the price of... Read more
From the fields, the furrows, the forest and also probably Twitter
We Don't Go Back has funded on Day 6 of 28 and this makes me happy.
But in the immortal words of one of the Great Fictional Satanists, "some things... Read more
New addition to list:
I am so very nearly at target. Just (checks) £66 left to go. Will today be the day?
In the meantime, there's a new add to the list: ... Read more
New Films for the List!
With the campaign now standing at £966, I've added a handful of films to the master list.
Children of the Corn (1984)
The X Files: Jersey Devil (1993)
Jug Face ... Read more
YOUR SECRET POWER OF ATTRACTION
I have added a new reward tier!
If the Live Deliciously Package isn't enough to whet your archival appetite, now for £55 I've added Your Secret Power of Attraction,... Read more
50% in eight hours!
Eight hours in and the campaign has passed 50% of its target. Thank you all for your support. Let's see how far we can take this.