We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the eBook rights to some of the works written by E.R. Slade. E.R .Slade is the pen name under which Bruce Clark writes Westerns. He is also the author, under his own name, of DEATHSTALK, and TALES OF MARITIME MAINE. He lives on a farm, where he grows a large vegetable garden, cuts firewood for the stove, and writes on an old manual typewriter.
We begin with THE MARSHAL OF WHITBURG, released on December 1, 2015 and will be available for the low price of just .99c until January 01 2016.
The covers to his books have been provided by the wonderful artist, Ed Martin.
Pay a visit to his dedicated author page over at the website:
Okay, nothing to do with our publishing outfit but it's good to know that the Old West still has a big screen presence.
Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio take on the tale of American mountain man Hugh Glass in The Revenant, which 20th Century Fox is ramping up for a December 25 limited bow before going wide January 8. The survival tale follows explorer Glass and his hunting team as they chart and do battle in the wilds of the early 1820s Western frontier.
The tale as depicted here, based on true events, may take some liberties — DiCaprio’s Glass has a son in the film, which fuels in part his thirst for revenge, and after being mauled by a bear (that really did happen) it is his own confidant (Tom Hardy) he seeks out for betraying him. Those are trifles compared with the big picture, literally: this ambitions pic is a gorgeously shot sweeping epic, with stunning panoramic takes that puts the frontier front-and-center as a main character DiCaprio must confront as he heals from his massive wounds to exact his own pound of flesh — and after what he’s been through, he could use some spare flesh.
Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter also co-star in Gonzalez Iñárritu’s follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture winner Birdman, from the screenplay by Mark L. Smith and Gonzalez Iñárritu and based in part on the 2003 novel by Michael Punke.
On this day, Sept. 15, 1949, The Lone Ranger—starring Clayton Moore, and Jay Silverheels as Tonto—premiered on ABC television and ran until September 12, 1957. Moore appeared in about 170 episodes between 1949 and 1957. Read more over at Western Fictioneers ....
As HART THE REGULATOR series draws to an end when we publish #10 THE SKINNING PLACE in January 2016, John Harvey takes the time to reflect on writing #9 CALIFORNIA BLOODLINES out 01 October, 2015, in his blog In a Mellotone Rides Again!
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It brings a smile to our faces when we receive emails from our readers. Like this one:
In the last week you have made my heart sing and my memories go back 30+ years. I use Barnes and Noble only as my e-book provider. I had in years past purchased seven J T Edson that were in Nook book format. To my great surprise this week when I did a search I discovered eight new Nook books. Needless to say I immediately ordered all seven..
I am greatly looking forward to the continuing release of his books. I also want to compliment you on the fact that you are keeping costs down. I recently expressed my deep resentment in charging over 13 dollars for an e-book that the editor purposely released only in e-book and hard bound form to keep the costs up. It was of course further complicated that it was a continuing series and they neglected to tell in advance that it was being completed by someone else since the author was deceased.
I hope you continue to release as many of the Fog, Hardin, Waco and numerous other series as you can. I said the memories because I read and fell in love with Dusty that 30 plus years ago and it is just like coming home.
Please keep up the good work and should the estate care I am a faithful reader just happy to return.
Thank you very much, Sharon. we appreciate you taking the time to pay us those compliments. It took some time getting the J.T. Edson name into our stable of authors, but I'm glad our persistence paid off.
It was on May 9th 2012 that we published our first book: Trackdown (Bodie the Stalker #1) by Neil Hunter.
Little did we know that this would blaze the trail that lead us to today (6th May 2015) where, in the UK Western charts our titles take 5 out of the 10 top positions.
This only strengthens what Dave and I had thought all along - the Western is far from dead. For The Ysabel Kid Amazon comments run from ...
"Loved it! It was great being able to read J T Edson on my
kindle. I can't wait to receive the entire series from the civil war through to
rebuilding Texas, the floating outfit series and the 'modern' law makers
(descendants of Dusty, Mark and the Isobel Kid etc.). Please, please, please
make them all available and very soon. I am one of Edson's most loyal
"At last JT Edson released as ebooks, I hope they
eventually release all of them. I have loved Dusty Fog, the Kid, Mark and all
the other characters since I was a teenager. One small niggle is that someone
appears to have done a bit of a hatchet job on some of less pc parts of the
book, for example those who have read the original books know that the Kid's
horse was not called Thunder, these were written in the 60's and certain words
used then wouldn't be used now but I thought it was part of their charm."
The above is referring to the fact that we changed the name of the horse from Nigger to Thunder. A decision not taken lightly. We haven't gone all P.C. as characters do use the "N" word. That's how they speak, that is their chatracter. But to use it outside that context, we felt wasn't appropriate.
Here at Piccadilly Publishing we are proud of what we have achieved. It certainly has exceeded our original expectations. Our Western series cover various subject matters ranging from the traditional Ranch Western (Storm by Matt Chisholm); a Civil War vetern in search of his lost love (The Searcher by Len Levinson); JT Edson's oeuvre; the West through the eyes of a half-breed (Sundance by John Benteen and Cheyenne by Judd Cole); famous figures (Wild Bill by Judd Cole); turn of the century men's action (Fargo by John Benteen); adult Westerns (Gunsmith by J.R. Roberts) and here we are privileged to take over the series at #400 and print original eBooks. Plus lots more.
We've tried over genres: war, French Foreign Legion, science fiction and detective novels. But they've never proved as popular as our Westerns. It doesn't mean we will stop dipping our hand into other genres - you can never tell what will hit the sweet spot with readers.
We could never have done this without the support of you readers out there. So, we are sending out a big thank you.