Outland Entertainment is pleased to announce the acquisition of the North American rights to four novels from Argonautica Press, an independent publisher based out of Australia.
“Fisch (Jason Fischer) and I are thrilled to be working with Outland to bring these titles to a North American audience for the first time,” said Jason Franks, one half of the pair of Jasons behind Argonautica. “Jason and I going into business together based on having the same name is a goofy idea, but it’s built on many years of friendship and we’re very serious about making a success of it. Publishing is a crazy business, and it’s nice to have a bit of fun with it, but it’s still a business.”
“While we started Argonautica Press as a fun play on our names, we were deadly serious about putting our favourite books out into the world,” said Fischer. “We are beyond thrilled to find a new home with Outland Entertainment, who share the same passions for storytelling and the love of genre works that we do. Our logo is the Argos, the infamous boat from Jason and the Argonauts, but even with such a mighty vessel at our command, there’s only so much we can do from the remote isle of Australia. To quote Jaws, ‘we’re gonna need a bigger boat.’”
Last year, Outland published Fischer’s Papa Lucy & the Boneman.
The titles in this deal are Quiver and Go to Hell, by Fischer, and Bloody Waters and Shadowmancy by Franks.