The hollow stone mission
Our tagline is ‘Pulp Fiction for a digital world’. We believe that genre fiction is a mirror to the world, and serves as both a warning about the paths we take, and a guiding light to the world we’d like to become. Our aim is to tell stories that move the needle, even if it’s only in one person. If you can change one person, you can change the world.
We are also huge believers in the power of community. One artist can achieve a great deal on their own, but together a group of artists with common interests can bend the world to meet them, and do so without compromise. We want to build a community of creatives who can help to build each other to be better creatives, and to reach more readers.
Our primary fiction interest is in Horror and Science Fiction, but like the greats of those two genres, we’re always looking to blur the boundaries. We will also aim to publish a range of non-fiction titles that fit our ethos.
Our Promise to Authors
Our key mission is to tell great stories, but we also aim to provide a gold standard service to all our authors. We do not believe that signing with a publisher should mean you lose the majority of your publishing rights, nor that you should be charged huge sums for the privilege of publication. We also do not believe that the job of marketing your book should sit entirely with the author. It is our aim for each relationship to be a true partnership.
Our rates reflect the partnership between the author and the publisher. We will invest in your book if we believe in it.
Print and digital
We are primarily a digital imprint, and will develop a strategy to maximise your digital revenues, but we also work with Ingram Spark to publish your work in print.
Every book we pick up is done so at our own risk. We will cover the cost of our own in-house editing, cover design, and other services.
Full author services
As a Hollow Stone author, we will work with you to develop your brand, marketing strategy, and how to best maximise your potential.