Piccadilly Publishing is the brainchild of long-time Western fans and Amazon Kindle Number One bestselling Western writers Mike Stotter and David Whitehead (a.k.a. Ben Bridges). Since 2012 the company has been bringing back into 'e-print' some of the most popular and best-loved Western and action-adventure series fiction of the last forty years.
Series fiction (the most popular genre was always the Western, but it also encompassed war stories, tales of pillaging Vikings, life in the Roman arena and action-adventure set in the far-flung future) was at its most popular throughout the 1970s and 80s and is still fondly remembered and avidly collected by die-hard fans even today. Some books are now so hard to come by that it's not unusual for them to change hands for astronomical amounts.
"We got to know a number of the authors when we were teenagers," remembers Mike. "Although they mostly wrote Westerns, they often joked that they had never been further west than Piccadilly, in London's West End."
Thus Piccadilly Publishing was born. One of its aims is to bring back titles for new and old readers alike. Great care is taken over the production of each title, and each one has cover art by the likes of Tony Masero, Edward Martin, Don Stivers and Andy Thomas that recreates the feel of the originals, at the same time giving them a fresh and more modern look.
At the moment all Piccadilly Publishing titles are available for download from Amazon's platforms worldwide, plus via Smashwords distribution including Barnes& Noble. At present PP issues eight books on the first day of each new month, with surprise 'mid-month treats' usually available around the 15th.
"We're adding authors and series to our catalog almost every day," reports Whitehead. "Over the coming years I think we'll surprise and delight our fellow fans with what we have to offer.".
More recently the company has moved into film production, and already has a new western movie -- Paul Vernon's Vermijo -- awaiting DVD release in 2017.
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