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: Richard Laymon, Graham Masterton, Ray Garton, Stacy Dittrich, Jack Ketchum, 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]

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. ^ http://www.horror.org/stokerwinnom.htm#2000
  3. ^ http://www.horroraward.org/prevrec.html#2005
  4. ^ http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/2002.html
  5. ^ http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SpecialFeatures.cfm?ID=2845