The usual answers to Kim’s most frequently asked questions.
Q: What does the Twitter hashtag #edq mean?
A: Empire Dungeon Quote. It refers to the pull-quotes from films which appear in Kim’s column in Empire Magazine. I try to tweet five of these every morning. I’ve been jotting these things down since working on Ghastly Beyond Belief in the early ’80s.
Q: I’m a filmmaker/distributor: how can I get my movie considered for inclusion in Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon in Empire magazine?
A: The remit of the column is films on UK non-theatrical release: this now includes download as well as DVD/BluRay, though submissions must be entered on disc. Send discs to:
FAO Kim Newman,
189 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London, WC2H 8JG.
Q: I’m a non-English language publisher: how can I secure translation rights to Kim Newman books or stories in my territory?
A: The foreign language rights to the bulk of Kim Newman’s fiction are handled by the Antony Harwood Literary Agency. The rights to Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the d’Urbervilles and An English Ghost Story are handled by Titan Books.
Q: I’m a filmmaker: how can I bid for the rights to make a movie (or TV show or other media adaptation) from one of Kim Newman’s novels or stories?
A: Please contact Kim Newman’s media agent, Fay Davies, at The Agency.
Q: I’m a TV/radio/film researcher/producer, and I’d like Kim Newman to appear in a documentary. How do I contact him?
A: Kim Newman’s media agent is Fay Davies at The Agency, and all queries should be directed there.
Q: Some Kim Newman books are out of print and command high prices as used books. Are there any plans for reprints?
A: Titan have picked up much of Kim’s backlist and will be reissuing them over the next few years. Jago was reissued in March 2013; The Quorum in October 2013; Life’s Lottery in April 2014. The Night Mayor and a compendium of Bad Dreams/Orgy of the Blood Parasites (under its original title Bloody Students) are impending. An omnibus of the Diogenes Club collections and a short story collection are in the works. All the reissues will include additional short fiction and other bells and whistles. Yes, there will be e-book editions.
Q: What new fiction projects are upcoming?
A: Titan will publish An English Ghost Story, a new novel, in 2014. Also contracted for are three other novels, Kentish Glory, Angels of Music and an untitled fifth Anno Dracula novel.
Q: What new non-fiction projects are upcoming?
A: My BFI Film Classics book on Quatermass and the Pit will be out in October 2014. A Video Dungeon book is in the works from Titan.