Blackstone Audio Strikes a Deal to Release H. P. Lovecraft’s Works on Audiobook

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H. P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential horror fiction writers of the twentieth century.

At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft

At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft

Stephen King considers H. P. Lovecraft one of his greatest influences, and it is fabulous to be connected with such an iconic writer and provide Lovecraft’s literary cannon on audiobook.—Rick Bleiweiss, Blackstone Audio’s Head of Business Development

In a deal with Lovecraft Holdings, LLC, Blackstone Audio Inc. has obtained the rights to release influential horror fiction author Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s full literary cannon on audiobook. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness,” narrated by multiple Earphones and Audie Award–winning narrator Edward Herrmann will be available June 1, 2013, and is the first title from Blackstone Audio in a wave of H. P. Lovecraft releases planned this year. His works are also buzzing in Hollywood, with famed movie director Guillermo del Toro planning a film adaption of “At the Mountains of Madness” which will star Tom Cruise. Lovecraft’s popularity has soared in the decades since his death in 1937, and he is now one of the most influential horror fiction writers of the twentieth century.

“This is a great opportunity for us to showcase Lovecraft’s most important works and bring them to life in audio,” says Rick Bleiweiss, Blackstone Audio’s Head of Business Development. “Stephen King considers H. P. Lovecraft one of his greatest influences, and it is fabulous to be connected with such an iconic writer and provide Lovecraft’s literary cannon on audiobook. The audiobooks will have narrations by renowned voice-over artists and narrators, including the acclaimed David Ian Davies,” Bleiweiss continues, “It was a pleasure working with Lovecraft Holdings, LLC to secure the rights for Blackstone and I am anticipating these wonderful audiobooks.”

As a master of terror and nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft has a place at the top of the horror genre with his macabre supernatural tales and is best known for the horror novel, “At the Mountains of Madness,” and other works including “Dreams of Terror and Death” and “Eldritch Tales.” Lovecraft’s stories draw fans worldwide and have a vast literary impact which includes adaptions in theater, music, and games—and now these thrilling audiobooks coming from Blackstone Audio.

“At the Mountains of Madness,” by H. P. Lovecraft, narrated by Edward Herrmann will be available June 1, 2013, on Blackstone’s retail site Downpour.com.

About H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived most of his life. His corpus of work, which includes three short novels and about sixty short stories, has exercised a broad influence on subsequent writing in the fantasy and horror genres. In fact, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the twentieth century.

About Blackstone Audio, Inc
Blackstone Audio, Inc. is now a part of UK audiobook publisher AudioGO—combined it is one of the largest audiobook publishers in the world, offering a catalog of over 20,000 audiobook titles and publishing close to 100 new releases a month. Blackstone provides superior content by acclaimed authors and award-winning narrators available on CD, MP3 CD, and digital downloads on the retail audiobook site Downpour.com, which also carries audio products from other major publishers and offers thousands of new titles each month.

For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview please contact:
Jay Tapp, Head of US Marketing, Phone: 541-488-6035, Ext. 63, Email: Jay.Tapp(at)BlackstoneAudio(dot)com
Blackstone Audio, Inc. | Downpour.com

Rick Bleiweiss, Head of Business Development, Phone: 541-261-8777, Email: Rick.Bleiweiss(at)BlackstoneAudio(dot)com
Blackstone Audio, Inc. | Downpour.com

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