Inkblood Book Co. was first conceptualized by author Emory Glass while she was seeking a home for her own stories. Having written several full-length novels, a handful of short stories, and a thirty-three-part serial, she found many available publishing options less than enthusing for a variety of reasons. So, she decided to live the quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi) and start her own author-focused, story-centered press.
It is Inkblood Book Company's core belief that dark fiction not quite grimdark and not quite nobledark should take risks, tackle heavy and important topics, and break the mold of what speculative fiction “should” look like.
That is why we focus our efforts heavily on debut authors and those with professional-quality writing who can't seem to catch a break.
Inkblood Book Company is also committed to providing female authors, who are often overlooked and undervalued in dark fiction, publication opportunities that will kickstart or add credence to their publication catalogue.
To support the publication of works and authors deemed too risky, irreverent, or gritty for traditional avenues of publication; to put profits in the hands of creative professionals who contribute to a story’s publication; and to exist and operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner.
Manuscripts have a long journey ahead of them from first draft to published book, and we want to do everything within our power to support authors in their endeavour, no matter how difficult the road. Our staff and authors will never give up their mission to provide the world with excellent stories, even when the going gets tough.