JournalStone Publishing Announces New “Double Down” Book Series

SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2012 –JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce an exciting new, ongoing series of titles JournalStone Publishing will be releasing, premiering in 2013 under the “Double Down” series moniker.

The Double Down Series of books will pair an acclaimed author with a gifted, fresh, cutting-edge author selected by the eminent author. Each book will contain an original novella by the eminent author matched with an original novel by the up-and-coming author. In the spirit of the old Ace Doubles, the series will be bound in the dos-à-dos binding method, whereby two books are bound together with a shared central board and facing in opposite directions, with each book having its own full front cover.

JournalStone has already contracted for the initial six books in the series with the following pairings: Gene O’Neill and Chris Marrs, Gord Rollo and Rena Mason, Lisa Morton and Eric Guignard, Joe McKinney and Sanford Allen, Harry Shannon and Brett Talley, and Jonathan Maberry and (to be determined). Additional pairings are expected for the ongoing series and will be announced periodically.

JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people. Our online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently we began our own forum. Assisted by a hard-working and distinguished staff of employees, President and Editor-In-Chief Christopher C. Payne has led JS on a rapid and successful journey to recognition and sales within the marketplace, with two books nominated for awards in JournalStone’s first 12 months of operation, and with JournalStone on the front cover of Publishers Weekly magazine in an April issue; with three of its authors highlighted on the inside cover.

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For further information –

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing



Phone:             415-763-7323. (READ)


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