Joe Morey, former editor and publisher of Dark Regions Press has been publishing small press specialty books for thirty-two years, and has decided to start a new publishing house: Dark Renaissance Books which will specialize in publishing literary horror, dark fantasy, and fantasy short story collections. Our emphasis will be upon beautiful leather bound hardcover deluxe editions, cloth signed and numbered editions, trade paperback editions, and e-book editions. The editions will be embellished with art, and carefully designed to add a level of sophistication and elegance. Many of our books will be designed with a Victorian aesthetic in mind.
The Victorian imprint will be recognizable from our other books by a beautiful front cover Victorian stamps which will appear only on the books written in this era. The deluxe A-Z lettered editions will be bound in bonded leather, include artsy end papers, signed by both author and artist, full color frontis piece when applicable, interior color, or, black and white illustrations, and in some cases extra fiction, poetry, and art, classy colored book ribbons with full colored headbands and footbands, gold foil stamped on the front cover, spine, and back cover, and a well-made slipcase. The 150 – 200 signed and numbered editions will be bound in an Arrestox B cloth with 80 lb. natural white end sheets, headbands and footbands, signed by the author, and gold foil stamped on the front cover, spine, and the back cover of the book. The trades will sport a beautiful 12-point full color cover. All Dark Renaissance Books hardcovers and trades are printed on 60 lb. natural book stock. Most importantly, and gratifying is that every edition produced will have excellent fiction, or poetry, and excellent production values. I believe these fine books will be wonderful additions to any genre fiction collection.
Special note: This news is important for collectors of fine books: All of our books will be fully offset printed on a 60 lb. acid free natural stock, and using black acid free ink. This also includes the signature sheets. DRB books will also be smythe sewn. This ensures our current books will not only be beautiful, but will be long lasting to be handed down from generation to generation.