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gluttony-cover-smallGary Compton of Tickety-Boo Press has asked long-time genre editor and agent John Jarrold to edit a series of original-story anthologies for Tickety-Boo Press, based on the Seven Deadly Sins.  The anthologies will be published annually and will be invitational.

Gary Compton said: ‘Tickety Boo press’ new Imprint, Scarier 51, is looking to make this a yearly event and one of the best paid on the market. Subject to reaching our crowdfunding objectives we will be paying £30 per one thousand words, and once the advance is paid back authors will receive a 40% share of the royalties, pro rata. However, remember this is ‘INVITATION’ only so John will contact you.

‘Our intention is to make these the most prestigious quality hardback collections that it is possible to achieve. We will be launching the first volume at Fantasycon at Scarborough in September 2016.’

John Jarrold said: ‘I’ve worked in genre publishing for almost thirty years, but this is the first time I’ve ever been invited to edit an anthology – let alone seven!  Tickety-Boo have already made a great reputation for themselves and Gary’s energy knows no bounds.  I’m looking forward to getting stuck in, and will be starting to plan over the Christmas break.’

Jarrold ran three UK SF and Fantasy imprints between 1988 and 2002 – Orbit, Legend at Random House and Earthlight at Simon & Schuster.  Authors he published include Iain M Banks, Greg Bear, David Brin, Lois McMaster Bujold, C J Cherryh, Arthur C Clarke, Maggie Furey, Christopher Fowler, Mark Gattiss, Mary Gentle, David Gemmell, Mary Gentle, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Harry Harrison, Robert Holdstock, Tom Holt, Robert Jordan (acquired first three WHEEL OF TIME novels), Ian R MacLeod, Ken MacLeod,  Paul J McAuley, Anne McCaffrey, Ian McDonald,  Walter M. Miller Jr, Elizabeth Moon, Michael Moorcock, Leonard Nimoy, Larry Niven and Freda Warrington.  He also commissioned THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION, edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls, for Orbit. Since 2004 he has run the John Jarrold Literary Agency, which specialises entirely in SF, Fantasy and Horror fiction and by 2012 had grown to over 50 titles by clients being published a year between the UK and US, as well as in many translation markets.

Contact Gary Compton or John Jarrold for further details:

Gary Compton: gary.compton@ticketyboopress.co.uk

John Jarrold: j.jarrold@btinternet.com