Yorkshire indie to publish limited edition of Hurley's next novel

Yorkshire indie to publish limited edition of Hurley's next novel

Tartarus Press, the independent Yorkshire press who originally published The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, is collaborating with the author's new publishers at John Murray to publish a limited edition of Hurley’s second novel, Devil’s Day. 

Tartarus’ edition will be a jacketed hardback printed lithographically, with head and tailbands and ribbon marker and decorated boards, and will publish on the same day as John Murray on 19th October.

Only 300 copies will be printed, which will then be signed by the author, retailing at £40 available direct from Tartarus' website

Devil’s Day, described as "an intensely atmospheric, increasingly disturbing tale about a family bound by habits and traditions in a modern world", will be backed by a "major" publicity and marketing campaign. This will include a UK book tour, window displays at major retailers, and a run of limited edition hardback proofs to key influencers. 

Its publication follows the success Hurley enjoyed with his debut, The Loney. It won the Costa First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Book of the Year, has been sold in 20 territories, and has accrued sales of over 150,000 TCM across all formats in the UK. A feature film is also currently in development.

Mark Richards, publisher at John Murray, brought Hurley's novel to wider acclaim after reading one of only 300 copies that its original publisher, Yorkshire-based press Tartarus, originally printed of the book. 

He said: "It is thanks to Tartarus Press that The Loney ever saw the light of day, and we at John Murray are delighted to be able to work with them on Devil’s Day, Andrew’s terrifyingly good second novel."

Ray Russell, co-founder of Tartarus Press, said: “We are delighted to continue our association with Andrew Michael Hurley and John Murray’s by publishing the limited edition of Devil’s Day. This will be a luxury hardback for collectors, similar to our first edition of The Loney, with original dust jacket artwork and decorated boards.”