Titan buys Hard Case Crime

Titan Books has acquired worldwide distribution rights to pulp paperback series Hard Case Crime.<br /><br />The publisher has teamed up with series creator Charles Ardai to publish the series, which launched in 2004. Sixty-six titles were published until August 2010, when publisher Dorchester Publishing ceased mass market paperback publishing.<br /><br />&quot;Hard Case Crime has done a remarkable job in a very short time of building a brand known for outstanding crime fiction and stunning artwork,&quot; said Nick Landau, Titan Books publisher and c.e.o. of Titan publishing group. &quot;We are thrilled to partner with Charles and look forward to bringing Hard Case Crime to a wider audience around the world, not only through the novels themselves but also through an innovative merchandise program.&quot;<br /><br />The first titles will be published in September and October 2011, with launch titles to include <em>Quarry&#39;s Ex</em> by Max Allan Collins, <em>Choke Hold</em> by Christa Faust plus two further novels. Each title will feature cover art by Robert McGinnis, the illustrator of the original James Bond movie posters.<br /><br />Titan also plans to acquire all existing stock of Hard Case Crime&#39;s backlist from Dorchester Publishing.<br /><a href="../news/130589-titan-to-distribute-signum-books.html"><br />The purchase follows Titan recent acquisition of worldwide distribution rights to Signum Books</a>.