The news is significant as it demonstrates the resurgence in popularity for these kinds of stories
NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) June 26, 2018
Stories from the Golden Age, a line of 80 books and unabridged audiobooks containing 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard, considered by many to be America’s quintessential pulp fiction author during fiction’s Golden Age, is celebrating its 10th anniversary during the American Library Association Annual Conference 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The announcement was made at a reception held at the Galaxy Press booth.
Stories from the Golden Age launched in 2008 with considerable fanfare including a station take-over at the famous 30th Street Penn Train Station with floor to ceiling banners of pulp fiction characters as well as pirates in bookstores across the US. They have since gone on to sell over 2.4 million copies internationally while generating over $10 Million (US) for the publishing industry. Emily Goodwin, VP Public Affairs for Galaxy Press noted, “The news is significant as it demonstrates the resurgence in popularity for these kinds of stories—high interest and appropriate for readers of all ages from young adult to grandparent and everything in between—ranging in a wide spectrum of genres, including adventure, western, mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction and even some romance." Goodwin went on, "And all 153 stories were written by L. Ron Hubbard using his own and 15 different pen names.”
The multi-cast, unabridged audiobooks with original music and a library of over 150,000 sound effects set a new standard in quality audiobook entertainment.
America’s favorite form of entertainment during the first half of the 20th century—radio theater—had been combined with 21st century sound technology. The result was a virtual movie in the mind enabling the listener to get into the action, wherever that action was.
In addition to a successful reception in the US, they have done well in several other countries around the world where a desire to learn English as a second language has found these books with their accompanying unabridged audiobooks a great resource.
But L. Ron Hubbard hasn’t been the only author finding a revival in interest in his stories. Such notable authors as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Louis L’Amour have also experienced a similar resurgence. Demand continues to increase as readers discover that many of their favorite characters, such as Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, Superman and Spiderman, have their roots in such perennially popular characters as Doc Savage, The Spider and The Shadow. “Hollywood has long known the treasure trove these Golden Age stories contained,” Goodwin stated, “now we are seeing the reader becoming more and more cognizant of this fact.
For more information about the Stories from the Golden Age, go to http://www.goldenagestories.com.