Subterranean Press: Robert McCammon Signing on the Horizon

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Mar 162012

A Robert McCammon Signing on the Horizon

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Robert McCammon is Coming!

As we did with The Five, we’ve decided to fly Rick McCammon to the SubPress offices to sign The Providence Rider for customers. He’s become such a part of the SubPress family that it made sense to bring him in again. We also have a very limited stock of Baal left, which he’ll be happy to personalize as well.

Now’s also a good time to let you know that we put our heads together with Rick and his agent and worked out the frameworks so we’ll publish the fifth Matthew Corbett novel down the road.

To limit the effect on Rick’s hands and wrists, we’ve set a few guidelines for what he’ll be signing and inscribing:

Personal Inscriptions:

  • Deluxe Trade Hardcover of The Providence Rider, with illustrated endsheets;
  • Signed, Limited Edition of The Providence Rider;
  • Signed, Lettered Edition of The Providence Rider;
  • Signed, Limited Edition of Baal;
  • Signed, Deluxe Limited Edition of Baal.

Signed Only, Not Inscribed

  • Regular Trade Hardcover.

Important Note: If you already have a book eligible to be inscribed by Rick, please drop us an email at with your name, address, and how you would like the book inscribed. Those who have the regular trade edition on order will automatically receive signed copies. Please note that Rick will not be signing copies for large online retailers or our wholesale accounts.

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 9:27 am.

Dec 202011

Things on the Robert McCammon front have been really busy of late, so we thought we’d offer a quick guide to what’s going on.


  • Limited Edition: All copies shipped and en route to customers or already in their hands.
  • Deluxe Limited: Waiting on slipcases. Projected to ship in Jan/Feb.
  • Lettered Edition: Waiting on traycases. Projected to ship in Jan/Feb.
  • Ebook: Now available for Kindle and Nook.

The Hunter from the Woods

  • Limited Edition: All copies shipped an en route to customers or already in their hands.
  • Lettered Edition: Waiting on traycases. Projected to ship in Feb/Mar.
  • Ebook: Now available for Kindle and Nook.

The Providence Rider

We’ve just approved the rough sketches for the five black-and-white interior illustrations that will appear in all editions of the book. In addition, we’ve given Vincent Chong the okay for the two color plates exclusive to the limited and lettered editions, and the full-color endsheets (about which, see more below). The bonus novella—the first time Matthew encounters the supernatural—has been dropped into the limited edition and is being proofed. The Providence Rider is likely to be our most attractive McCammon production yet, and one hell of a thrill ride of a novel. We expect it to land on many fans’ lists of favorites of 2012, so don’t miss out.

We’ve decided to add the full-color endsheets to the signed trade copies (but not the unsigned trade edition), to make them an even better value to collectors. There are only 1000 of these, unlike the nearly 2000 copies that Robert McCammon signed for The Five, so please get your order in soon.

Two McCammon limiteds that aren’t on our immediate schedule, Bethany’s Sin and Stinger, have already been fully designed, and are working their way through the production process. 2012 is really going to be the year of McCammon here at SubPress.

Feel free to head over to our site to order all but the ebooks, where Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal are accepted.


Baal ebook is now available

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Dec 162011

BAAL ebookSubterranean Press has released the ebook version of Robert McCammon’s first novel, Baal.  It is currently available for Kindle and NOOK and will be available via iTunes soon.

Note: this Subterranean Press ebook is only available in North America. An international ebook will be available in January from Open Road Media.


Subterranean Press: Baal In Stock and Shipping

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Dec 052011

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Posted on Subterranean’s website:

The Signed, Limited Edition of Robert McCammon’s Baal is in stock and shipping. Long the Holy Grail because of its elusiveness and high price, first editions of this classic McCammon hardcover have sold for $600+ on the collector’s market through the years. We’re pleased to bring it out of the darkness, at a fraction of that price.

Our edition features a full-color dust jacket and interior illustrations by Tomislav Tikulin, is smythe sewn, with a full cloth binding. It’s also limited to only 1000 numbered copies, each signed by the author. Please get your order in soon. We already have more orders from our wholesale and large online retail accounts than we’ll be able to fill, but are taking care of our direct customers first.

We’re already at work on Bethany’s Sin, the next in our series of McCammon’s classic titles, and will be able to match numbers with Baal for those who request it.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75

Buy Now

Sep 212011

Several updates from the past couple of weeks:

  • Japanese illustrator Kazuki Tamada has contributed another piece of artwork inspired by The Wolf’s Hour. You can view a larger version of his art, as well as see his other illustrations, by clicking on the image or here.
  • Publishers Weekly has posted a great review of the Subterranean Press edition of Robert McCammon’s first novel, Baal. You can read it on the PW site.
  • Robert McCammon recently finished signing the tip-in sheets for The Hunter from the Woods, which Subterranean Press is about to send to the printer for its November publication.
  • Mel Odom posted a superb review of The Five on his Bookhound blog.
  • A post about the Matthew Corbett series was posted over on Wisdom of Bookmonkey.
  • Author Laraine Herring posted one reason that Boy’s Life is so effective.
  • A fantastic new review of Boy’s Life was posted on Right2Left.

Stay tuned for some exciting news about Robert McCammon ebooks!

Aug 222011

From Subterranean Press:

We have a few great bits of Robert McCammon news to share with you today.

  • We’ve just reached agreement to publish his next Matthew Corbett novel, The Providence Rider. As the novel opens, Matthew is a problem-solver having difficulty negotiating the consequences of his encounter with Mister Slaughter. Readers are going to be thrilled at the Dickensian cast of grotesques and characters in The Providence Rider, from stout friend Hudson Greathouse, to the ever in shadows Professor Fell, to new characters such as Mother Deare, Madame Chillany, the Thacker Brothers, and the turbaned, deadly, Sirki. Perhaps best of all, the signed limited and lettered editions will feature a story from Matthew Corbett’s world available nowhere else. Sign up for our newsletter for more details, due soon.
  • After a bit of delay, the signed limited edition of The Five is in stock and shipping, with the lettered edition due soon. Thanks to everyone for their patience, while we sorted out some difficulties with the slipcases. The limited edition may be sold out, but you can still pick up a signed copy of the first trade hardcover.
  • We’re in the homestretch on The Hunter from the Woods, McCammon’s new collection of linked stories and novellas that features Michael Gallatin, the lycanthropic hero of his classic novel, The Wolf’s Hour. Be sure to check out the long novella from the collection, “The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs”, available on Hunter’s page.
  • All of the work is done on the classic novel, Baal, virtually unobtainable in hardcover at a reasonable price, until now. Our edition of Rick’s first novel is just waiting its place in our production queue.

Baal limited edition covers

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Jun 172011

Subterranean Press has posted the covers for the Limited Edition and Deluxe Limited Edition of Baal. Both covers were painted by Tomislav Tikulin. Click on the images to view larger versions of the covers.

You can pre-order the Baal limited edition directly from Subterranean Press.

The Limited Edition

The Deluxe Limited Edition

Jun 162011

From Subterranean Press:

The Five

Last week Robert McCammon was in our office to sign 1600 copies or so of his new novel, The Five, which has drawn even more praise from Stephen King. You may recall that he referred to it as McCammon’s “best novel ever”. In a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, Mr. King added The Five to his list of summer reads, and had this to say: “It’s scary; it’s also a soaring anthem to the redemptive power of rock & roll.” We couldn’t agree more, and thank Mr. King once again for supporting the book.

All copies of the trade hardcover of The Five have shipped to customers, so if you preordered one, you shouldn’t have much longer to wait. We had Rick sign extra copies, so while our large online retail and wholesale accounts are being sent second printings, we still have a small number of signed firsts on hand to fill direct orders.

While Rick was here, we had him sign 75 or so first edition copies of his most recent historical thriller, Mister Slaughter. It’s a great introduction to the Matthew Corbett series, and stands alone well.

Finally, Tomislav Tikulin has turned in both dust jackets for our new edition of the classic McCammon novel, Baal, which is in the final round of proofreading. We’re right on schedule for our fall publication.

Finally (this time, really), if you want to see a few photos from Rick’s trip to the SubPress offices to sign books, check out Robert McCammon’s website.

Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 9:03 am.


Subterranean Press: Updates on Baal and The Five

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May 312011

From Subterranean Press:

Robert McCammon — Updates on BAAL and THE FIVE

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Tomislav Tikulin has just turned in the first cover for Robert McCammon’s classic, Baal, which has been fully proofread and is on schedule for release this fall.

Next week, Rick will be in our offices to sign and inscribe copies of The Five. While he’s still here signing, we’ll be shipping copies of the trade hardcover. (The limited, which is nearly sold out, will ship as soon as the slipcases are in our offices.)

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at 10:19 am.


Subterranean Announces the Signed Limited Edition of Baal

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Jan 262011

Subterranean Press has posted this announcement:

Robert McCammon — Announcing the Signed Limited Edition of BAAL

We’re pleased to announce the first Signed Limited Edition in our lineup of classic Robert McCammon titles. Baal has long been the Holy Grail for McCammon collectors, and we aim to produce a
volume that stands out, with a full color dust jacket and interior illustrations (and more features in the Deluxe Limited and Lettered Editions). All copies will be signed by the author.

Please note that we do not expect copies of the Deluxe Limited or Lettered Editions to last long, so please get your order in. The Signed Limited Edition has a print run of 1000 copies. By the time The Wolf’s Hour was published, we had orders for over 1200 copies, many of which we had to turn away. This may well be the case with Baal.


Baal was Robert McCammon’s first novel, a debut that would lead to some of the finest popular fiction of our time. Written at the age of 25 and published as a paperback original in 1978, it has been out of print for years. This deluxe new edition from Subterranean Press will give McCammon’s many readers—both newcomers and longtime fans—the opportunity to trace the development of an extraordinarily talented man.

The story begins with a horrific rape on the streets of New York City. Nine months after that violation, a most unusual child is born. His name is Jeffrey Harper Raines, but he quickly assumes his true name—and true purpose—as Baal, a new incarnation of the ancient prince of demons. The narrative recounts his lethal progress through the 20th century, which begins with the destruction of his earthly family. From there, Jeffrey/Baal moves to a doomed Catholic orphanage, where he unleashes carnage on an unprecedented scale, then out into the wider world, where he embraces his destiny as the Prophet of the Damned, generating a legacy of chaos, violence, and despair.

Baal is very much a young man’s book, raw and brimming with emotion. Listen closely and you’ll hear the voice of a gifted storyteller struggling to be born. In 1978, the career that would encompass Swan Song, Boy’s Life, and The Five still lay waiting several years down the road. This is where it began.



Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75

Deluxe Numbered: 224 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, slipcase, with a different dust jacket than the Limited: $125

Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $250



Please note that customers are limited to one copy (per household, family, or plane of existence) of the Deluxe Numbered and Lettered Editions. We will not be accepting dealer orders for the Deluxe Numbered or Lettered Editions.

Buying a copy of Baal will give you the right of first refusal on other classic McCammon titles.