Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the launch of 47North,
the seventh imprint from Amazon Publishing, focused on science fiction,
fantasy and horror. 47North launches with 15 books, including "The
Mongoliad: Book One," the first in the ambitious, five-book,
collaborative Foreworld series led by Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear. All
of these books will be available to English readers in Kindle, print and
audio formats at www.amazon.com,
as well as at national and independent booksellers. 47North will publish
original and previously published works, as well as out-of-print books.
"Amazon customers have a huge appetite for science fiction, fantasy and
horror books, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce
readers to new and established voices in these genres," said Victoria
Griffith, Publisher, Amazon Publishing, West Coast Group. "We are
especially happy to have a diverse list at launch, and look forward to
publishing across a wide range of subgenres."
47North will launch with the following books & series:
Together, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin are the authors of
"Successful Television Writing" and have written and/or produced
scores of highly successful network television series, including
Diagnosis Murder, Spenser: For Hire, Baywatch and many more. Their
digital-first novel, "Face of Evil," which will publish in October
2011, is the first novel in The Dead Man series. Protagonist Matthew
Cahill gains new sight into the netherworld after a terrible accident,
making each day a living nightmare. Four more installments will also
publish in October, with a new adventure following each month
thereafter. Additionally, a print compilation of the first three
novels will publish in January 2012.
Prolific science fiction and fantasy writer Dave Duncan's "Against the
Light" tells the story of a young, magical missionary's arrest for
heresy and treason in the land of Albi. Duncan is best known for
fantasy series The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word and The King's
Blades. "Against the Light" will be published in January 2012.
Arwen Elys Dayton's action-packed science fiction novel,
"Resurrection," centers on warring alien races and the two
star-crossed pilots who hold the key to salvation. The fan-favorite
novel has been out of print for years and will be brought back into
print by 47North in January 2012.
Aric Davis' previous novel, "Nickel Plated," was named by Booklist as
one of the Top Ten Crime Novels for Youth in 2011. Now, Davis turns
his attention to the macabre in the all-new "A Good and Useful Hurt,"
in which tattoo artist Mike's life is torn apart when a supernatural,
psychopathic killer targets him and those he loves.