Monsters & Mormons is here: details, virtual launch, etc.

10.31.11 | | 10 comments

A scant 22 months after a Twitter joke led to the idea for Monsters & Mormons, the anthology has arrived. You can download it in the major ebook formats — Kindle, Epub, and HTML — right now for $4.99.  You can also pre-order the trade paperback, which will be out in less than two weeks and costs $23.99 (it’s ~600 pages). Buying the ebook directly via the Kindle should be available within the next day. Although, of course, if you buy directly from Peculiar Pages, we get a larger cut of the pie (and by we I mean our more than 30 contributors, illustrators and editors as well as B10 Mediaworx which is the publisher for Peculiar Pages).

But just because Monsters & Mormons is now available for sale, it doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Here’s what else we have on tap:

Virtual Launch Party on Friday, Nov. 11

We wanted this to launch on Halloween like we promised, but we also realized that, well, some of you may be doing that whole trick or treating thing. So we’re going to have an official virtual launch party on Friday, Nov. 11. If you’d like to participate (and there will be games with prizes and other frivolity), the best thing to do is connect with us on Facebook or Twitter:

Monsters & Mormons Facebook page

@motleyvision (Wm Morris)

@peculiarpages

@thmazing (Theric Jepson)

The party will take place:

  • 10 pm – midnight, eastern
  • 9-11 pm, central
  • 8-10, mountain
  • 7-9, pacific

Activities will take place across Facebook, Twitter, our blogs and other parts of the Web.

Utah signing(s)

We are looking at a Utah book signing for late November/early December with as many of the contributors as possible (and many of them do live in Utah). It’s quite likely that we’ll do two: one in Utah valley and one in the Salt Lake City area. Stay tuned to AMV, but even better connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to stay apprised of the plans.

Killer merchandise

Love the cover? Thrilled by the illustrations? Enraptured by the killer concepts in the stories? We’ll be rolling out a series of Monsters & Mormons-related merchandise over the next six-eight months. Yes, t-shirts and posters. But we also have some cool ideas for other items as well. The whole point of this endeavor is to reclaim and re-envision Mormon tropes in pulp fiction. Some merch we can display to the world is definitely in order, I think.

Convention Appearances

Whether official or not, we hope to have Monsters & Mormons presences over the next year at all the major Utah cons (LDStorymakers, CONduit, LTUE, World Horror, etc.) as well as Comic Con (San Diego) and WorldCon (which is in Chicago this year) and others. We will announce those as they get closer.

So that’s the plan. Thanks for all of your support. This continues to be a blast.

Happy reading!

10 comments: “Monsters & Mormons is here: details, virtual launch, etc.

  1. Jaleta Clegg

    It looks spectacular! Thanks for doing such a wonderful job on this anthology. I’m excited to read all the stories. And very excited to see mine in the mix. ;D

  2. Proud Daughter of Eve

    How shall the winners of the Bedlamites contest contact you for their copies? :)

  3. Wm Morris Post author

    PDoE:

    I have the winners emails. I should have time to sort that out this evening or tomorrow. :-)

  4. Proud Daughter of Eve

    I’m so excited for the book. I’ve been waiting for Halloween to come! I keep thinking about getting a copy for a friend of mine who loves horror but she’s not LDS and I worry about her getting weird ideas about us from it… but it could be a fun starting point. lol. :D

  5. Barbra Streisand

    Ha ha! Worry’d about friends getting “weird ideas” about Mormons?? Too late, my dear! When I returned to the church, after twenty-five years of excommunication, I couldn’t BELIEVE all of the warnings I got from non-LDS friends. And they all said, after telling me their absurd scare stories, “and I heard it from a good Mormon,” thus they knew what they were told (all lies) was Gospel Fact!

    Can’t wait to hold this book in my itchy paws!

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