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Biblioasis Fall 2022

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A Visit
A Ghost Story for Christmas
By (author): Shirley Jackson Illustrated by: Seth
Shirley Jackson ,

Illustrated by :

Seth

Imprint:

Biblioasis

ISBN:

9781771965095

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Nov 01, 2022
$9.50 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

6in x 4 x 0.25 in | 80 gr

Illustrations:

B&W illustrations
Biblioasis
FICTION / Ghost

World-renowned cartoonist Seth returns with three new ghost stories for 2022.

Margaret visits the lavish home of her friend Carla Rhodes for the summer holidays. But when Carla's brother arrives with a mysterious friend, strange occurrences cause tensions to rise within the group, and secrets hidden within the house begin to emerge.

Key selling points

  • Attractively designed and illustrated by well-known cartoonist Seth, whose graphic novel Clyde Fans was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
  • Small trim size and inexpensive price are perfect for display
  • Seth-designed loader available for point-of-purchase placement
  • Strong annual response from media looking for "feel good" holiday news stories from multiple angles, including: 1) reviving old traditions, 2) novel and appealingly counter-intuitive take on Christmas as a spooky time of year, 3) Seth's recognition and reputation for great interviews 4) inclusion in holiday shopping gift guides
  • Potential marketing to specialty shops, incl. comic book stores, Christmas gift stores
  • Collectible series: striking design and classic stories generate repeat buyers year after year

Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) is an American writer known primarily for her works of horror and mystery.

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the subject of a recent documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, Seth’s Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named “Inkwell’s End.”

Promotion

  • Print run: 10,000 copies
  • Co-op available
  • Edelweiss digital review copies
  • National TV & radio campaign
  • National print media campaign
  • Online and social media campaign and giveaways

Praise for Christmas Ghost Stories

“[This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth … [offers] chills—and charm.”
—John Williams, New York Times Book Review

“I just bought my set of these and they … are … PERFECT. I hope they do these every year.”
—Patton Oswalt

“Seth’s design and illustrations are alone worth the price of admission, capturing and interpreting the mood of each story.”
—Book Beat

"As good as the story selection is, the design of each book is the star … In [Seth’s] work I see the brilliant use of shadow a la’ Mike Mignola, combined with the dark whimsey of Tim Burton ... Highly recommended for the horror lovers looking for something special in this post-Halloween season."
—Cemetery Dance

“The tension and dread creep through each story like an unseen monster, gaining in size and with each page and readying to pounce. Seth’s monochromatic and stark illustrations throughout add an extra dose of spooky to these stories of the supernatural.”
—Lindsey Childs, Prairie Fire

“Seth’s books—petite and illustrated with gorgeous minimalist designs—feel somehow like a more mature version of my childhood traditions. In reality, Seth’s Christmas Ghost Stories are a tradition everyone, young and old, can make a part of their holidays. With these beautifully illustrated books, it seems in this case one really can judge a book by its cover.”
—The Charlatan

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