Leisure Books

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Leisure Books is an imprint of Dorchester Publishing specializing in horror and thriller mass market paperbacks. As of 2000, Leisure Books was the only U.S. publisher with a line of horror books. [1] Leisure Books has published novels and collections by a number of horror's notable authors, such as: Brian Keene, Richard Laymon, Graham Masterton, Ray Garton, Stacy Dittrich, Jack Ketchum, Sarah Pinborough and Douglas Clegg. Leisure horror titles have won numerous awards, including the Bram Stoker Award,[2] the International Horror Guild Award,[3] and the World Fantasy Award.[4]

There was also a line of Leisure Westerns, notably featuring the work of Max Brand among others. Lesire Books was also the company responsible for publishing the Wildlife Treasury card series.

Leisure Books offered a book sales club service. Typically an initial two free books are provided as an initial inducement. After that two books are send on a monthly basis. Readers would have 10 days to keep or return. If kept there would be a discount on the purchase price.

Effective September 2010, Leisure Books, along with the remainder of Dorchester's mass market paperback lines, were canceled as print publications. Future titles were slated to be available only as e-books.[5]

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  1. ^ "Small Presses Stand Out at Horror Confab". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2007. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "International Horror Guild". Horroraward.org. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "2002 World Fantasy Award : Winners and Nominees". Worldfantasy.org. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]

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