Skyhorse Publishing and Start Publishing have purchased Underland Press. Founded in 2007 by Victoria Blake, Underland has published titles by Brian Evenson, Elizabeth Hand, Matthew Hughes, Joe Lansdale, John Shirley, Jeff VanderMeer, and others. Their most recent publication is anthology Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution, edited by Blake (February 2013). Blake will remain in her position as publisher of non-fiction line InFact Books.
Tony Lyons of Skyhorse says, “We look forward to publishing 10-20 new books a year, to re-promoting the Underland backlist, and to finding new readers for these terrific books.”
Skyhorse (a print publisher best known for non-fiction titles) and Start (a digital publisher) have recently committed to building a genre list; they are also in negotiations to acquire at least part of the Night Shade books inventory. For more information, see the Underland Press website.