Friday, September 27, 2013

Song of the Sword Trailer

We've put together a book trailer for the release of the new fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke, THE SONG OF THE SWORD. Yes, Stephen wrote the song. And yes, Stephen sings the song.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Song of the Sword

Just for the fun of it, a blurb for the upcoming publication of THE SONG OF THE SWORD. Currently in rewrites and edit, expected to be available in time for Christmas shopping!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New Catalog, September 2013

The new and updated of our books is now available:

All the titles are available at our store in print, and most as PDF and EPUB as well. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Friday, September 13, 2013


I just realized that this is the tenth anniversary of Arachis Press. In a sense, anyway — I self-published my first chapbook of poetry, ‘Pieces of the Moon,’ in 2003. At that time, I styled myself ‘Nihil Crocodile Press’ and continued to do so until I put out my second book, the YA novel ‘The Middle of Nowhere,’ some eight years later!

That first edition was not only self-published but also self-printed. A laser printer, good paper stock, and a long stapler are really all one needs to put out a quite decent-looking product. Distribution, however, is another matter which is why I switched to printing and selling through Lulu for the second edition in 2005.

So I’ll celebrate. Yay! Okay, that’s taken care of. Now back to business!

I’m working up a new catalog, reflecting the release of the latest book, ‘Retellings,’ and will have it on the site shortly. It might be time I adjusted some prices anyway and maybe even put out some revised editions (too many mistakes in both ‘Pieces of the Moon’ and ‘Dreamwinds.’).

And, of course, I continue to make attempts at more books. As I mentioned a while back, I’m open to working with other authors, but I do have projects of my own in progress. Maybe I’ll finally get that fantasy novel finished.

That would be ‘The Song of the Sword.’ I have decided to retain that title for the first ‘book’ of ‘Donzalo’s Destiny,’ which should consist of two novella-length parts. The first of which is long finished and well-polished — I considered releasing it on its own as a 22,000 word ebook but think I will wait.

Here is a mock-up of a possible cover. I like simple and (I hope) classy presentations.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Retail Retellings

The new collection of poems and vignettes by Stephen Brooke, RETELLINGS, is now available in print, EPUB, and PDF from our store:

The EPUB edition should show up in a few days at Barnes & Noble and at Apple.

Next in the queue? Possibly a new picture book for the kiddies.