Bloodletting Press

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Bloodletting Press was launched in 2002 by Larry Roberts to publish works in the horror genre specifically for the collector's market, producing low print run limited editions intended for collectors and unique heirloom Lettered Editions for the high-end collectors. They were originally located in Modesto, California, but have since relocated to Welches, Oregon. Several of the Lettered Editions have been signed in blood and housed in metal Traycases in one example designed as a trailer complete with working interior lights. The main focus, however, of the press is the Novella Series, Novelette Series, and Chapbook Series. In recent years they have added the Steve Gerlach library, a project to publish his complete works which have been previously only available in his native Australia. Another project is the Jonathan Crowley Library which collects and keeps in print the genre work of James A. Moore. Bloodletting Press is also one of a few small presses that risks putting out new genre authors whose titles having been successful within this context go on to wider mass market publishers, such as, "Rage", "Succulent Prey" and "The Rutting Season" to name a few. In 2009, the Horror Writers Association awarded to Bloodletting Press its Specialty Press Award for their "outstanding design and production techniques" in publishing the "modern masters of the horror field".[1]

For a time, Bloodletting Press also distributed other small press titles via their website, and in January 2008 with Delirium Books combined their distribution arms of their individual presses into the Horror Mall. Each press had previously published and distributed their own titles.

Novels[edit]

  • "Breeder" by Douglas Clegg (2002): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 500-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Rage" by Steve Gerlach (2003): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Neverland" by Douglas Clegg (2003): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Siren Promised" by Alan M. Clark & Jeremy Robert Johnson (2003): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 250-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Darklings" by Ray Garton (2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.
  • "The Fear Report" by Elizabeth Massie (2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.
  • "The Cleansing" by Shane Ryan Stayley (2005): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Lake Mountain" by Steve Gerlach (2005): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Succulent Prey" by Wrath James White (2005): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 100-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Love Lies Dying" by Steve Gerlach (2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.
  • "The Rutting Season" by Brian Keene (2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Ancient Eyes" by David Niall Wilson (August 2007): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Tequila's Sunrise" by Brian Keene (October 2007): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 500-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Shackled" by Ray Garton (January 2008): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Hunting Zoe" by Steve Gerlach (March 2008): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Castaways" by Brian Keene (March 2009): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Trolley No. 1852" by Edward Lee (May 2009): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 300-copy limited hardcover.

Novella Series[edit]

  • Book #1: "Boneland" by Jeffrey Thomas (2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #2: "Terminal" by Brian Keene (2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #3: "Thrust" by Tom Piccirilli (2005): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #4: "Vessels" by Kealan Patrick Burke (2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #5: "Desecration" by Michael Laimo (2007): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #6: "Hero" Wrath James White & J.F. Gonzalez (June 2008): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 400-copy limited hardcover.

Novelette Series[edit]

  • Book #1: "Apocalypse Green" by Brian Knight (March 2008): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.
  • Book #2: "Patchwork" by James A. Moore (January 2009): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.

Chapbook Series[edit]

  • Book #1: "Mr and Miss Torso" by Edward Lee (2002): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.
  • Book #2: "The Baby" by Edward Lee (2003): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.
  • Book #3: "Ever Nat" by Edward Lee (2003): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.
  • Book #4: "Wormwood Nights" by Charlee Jacob (2005): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.
  • Book #5: "Eye of the Guardian" by Ray Garton (2005): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.
  • Book #6: "The Hollow Earth" by Steven Savile (2007): Published as a 52-copy hardcover and 300-copy limited softcover.

Non-Series Chapbooks[edit]

Subsidiary Presses[edit]

Infernal House[edit]

  • "Darkness on the Edge of Town" by Brian Keene (December 2008): Published as a 26-copy lettered hardcover and as a 176-copy limited hardcover.
  • "Haunter of the Threshold" by Edward Lee (May 2009): Published as a 26-copy lettered hardcover and as a 176-copy limited hardcover.
  • "The Woman"by Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee (October 2010): Published as a 26-copy lettered hardcover and as a 176-copy limited hardcover.

Morning Star[edit]

Arcane Wisdom[edit]

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