Today we are excited to announce Charon Coin Press has reached an agreement with Rymfire Books, and Armand Rosamilia, to acquire multiple anthologies. The purchase includes rights to the popular anthologies: State of Horror, Heavy Metal Horror, Post-Apocalyptic Raid, I, Executioner, Revenant 1 & 2, and Vermin. These titles will serve as a foundation for the horror anthology division of Charon Coin Press. The transaction included the previously released material as well as rights to all future volumes of the anthologies.
Charon Coin Press founder Jerry Benns, has served as editor for the State of Horror Anthologies since January 2014. During his time on the project, Benns breathed new life into the series. “As I was looking for a project at the end of 2013, I approached Armand Rosamilia about State of Horror. Over the past four months serving as editor of the anthology, I became quite attached to the project and the authors who I have had the pleasure of working with through the process. It seemed a natural progression to seek to acquire the series, and others in the Rymfire portfolio, as Charon Coin Press was in the final phase of launching.”
The purchase aligns perfectly with Charon Coin Press’ philosophy of providing quality material to readers, as well as introducing new authors through anthologies. The titles will give Charon Coin Press strengthen branding with known anthologies. The acquisition will also allow for expansion of the other series after each is reworked and released.
Currently, State of Horror Anthologies is in post-production for a summer release of State of Horror: Illinois and State of Horror: New Jersey. Both books will be released under Charon Coin Press and available in print and eBook formats, along with plans for audio books. May 1st will open up submissions for the next two books: State of Horror: North Carolina and State of Horror: Louisiana. Plans for the series are to encompass all 50 US states.
“Each of the new acquisitions will augment the other anthologies, novellas, and novels offered by Charon Coin Press, creating a recognizable brand as we break into new markets and distribution,” Benns states. “The goal is not to push out quantity but instead quality products, which will bring readers back to explore other titles.” The scheduled releases for this year are four of the State of Horror Anthologies and then two more ready for a January release.