For every major release in horror fiction, there are dozens that fall through the cracks. The e-book distribution model cuts both ways––while it’s easier to access small- and self-published novels than ever before, the big cheese publishers still seem to be benefiting more than anybody. Part of it may be due to the overall low quality of self-published horror fiction, but there are undeniably a few winners out there. You just have to dig a bit. Not every book gets table space at Barnes and Noble.
Beyond the break you’ll find a fistful of capsule reviews of small press offerings, including Zombie Cat, Video Night, Ted’s Score, and the second edition of Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide. I know that many B-D readers aren’t the type to shy away from indie horror in any form––be it book, comic, video game, or movie. So if you’ve read any good small press horror this year, drop a note in the comments. I’ve received several excellent horror fiction recommendations from our readers in the past, and I’m always looking for more. READ MORE