The usual answers to Kim’s most frequently asked questions.
Q: What’s with all those movie quotes on Twitter?
A: I’ve been jotting these things down since working on Ghastly Beyond Belief in the early ’80s. I try to tweet five of these every morning. I’ve retired the #edq hashtag, but they’re easy to find in a lump by clicking on my profile.
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 have been reissuing them. Jago, The Quorum, Life’s Lottery, The Night Mayor and a compendium of Bad Dreams/Orgy of the Blood Parasites (under its original title Bloody Students) have been published. An omnibus of the Diogenes Club collections is in the works. All the reissues include additional short fiction and other bells and whistles. Yes, there will be e-book editions.
Q: What new fiction projects are upcoming?
A: I am contracted to deliver two new novels to Titan: a follow-up to The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School and an untitled sixth Anno Dracula novel.
Q: What new non-fiction projects are upcoming?
A: Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon book is now out from Titan. More volumes are planned.