What's New?

Lindisfarne Press returns after a three year hiatus
Lindisfarne Press sells its 100th book
Eldritch Blue available from Waterstone's
“Dagon's Mistress” receives an Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's YBFH #18 (2004)

Welcome to Lindisfarne Press

Books to Stimulate Enjoyment of the Printed Word

For much of the history of Western Civilization, publishing was a personal affair. If anyone wanted to produce a literary or scholarly work, he needed only to put ink to paper. This was especially true in the days before printing, when books were handwritten and came out as single-copy editions. Yet even after Gutenberg invented standardized moveable type, anyone who could afford the printing charges, or could do the work himself, could have his work published, only now in multiple copies. The result was an explosion of knowledge that lasted for centuries. Only comparatively recently has publication come to be dominated by large companies whose decisions of what to publish are based mainly on profitability.

Now, with the Internet, things have come full circle: once again anyone may publish anything, provided he or she has access to the World Wide Web. Yet like the days before printing, the result is a single-copy edition that receives limited exposure. Certainly, anyone with access to the Internet may view the work and even copy it or print it out for wider circulation, but people have to know where to find it to do this, and in any event the work itself still exists as only a single copy or a limited set of copies.

At Lindisfarne Press we want to recreate the state of affairs after printing became widespread. That is, we want to make it possible for anyone to publish anything, and in sufficient quantity to be widely circulated. In our own small way, we want to recreate an explosion of knowledge that will, we hope, benefit Western Civilization a second time.

To that end, we provide works meant to increase a person's knowledge, and to stimulate his or her enjoyment of the printed word.

We invite you to explore our website. The Lindisfarne Tradition describes our business and our publishing philosophy. Our Catalog of Titles lists all the books we have published and which are still in print. Future Projects describes the books that we plan to publish next. If you would like to contribute atories or artwork to our various projects, including our future literary peculative and weird fiction magazine, The Cairnsford Cenotaph, please read our Submission Guidelines. For the latest news, check out What's New or our Blog. Finally, if you have a question, if you would like to make a suggestion, or if you just have a general comment, please Contact Us and let us know.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

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Recent Releases

Eldritch Blue

by HP Lovecraft & Diverse Hands

artwork by Susan McAdam


Strange Stars & Alien Shadows

by Ann K. Schwader

artwork by Steve Jones


The Mlandoth Myth Cycle

by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.

artwork by Peter Worthy & Harry O. Morris


Tales of Awe & Terrible Beauty

by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.

artwork by Peter Worthy & Harry O. Morris

What's Next?

The Illustrated Where Yidhra Walks

by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.

artwork by Steve Lines


Charnel Feast

by HP Lovecraft & Diverse Hands

artwork by Adrian Kleinbergen


Autumnal Tales

by Pierre Comtois

artwork by Gregorio Montejo


The Deluxe Mlandoth Myth Cycle

by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.

artwork by Mark Unterberger


The Deluxe Tales of Awe

by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.

artwork by Mark Unterberger

 

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