Dead Ink Books' Kickstarter Campaign Launches

Help support Liverpool's Dead Ink Books' new series The Eden Book Society as it resurrects some of the finest and rarest horror from the 20th Century. They have until the 7th December to raise £10,000.

Check out their video campaign and find out more on their Kickstarter Campaign, and see below for an introduction to the series:


Established in 1919, The Eden Book Society was a private publisher of horror for almost 100 years.

Presided over by the Eden family, it was handed down through the generations issuing short horror novellas to a confidential list of subscribers. Eden books were always written under pseudonyms and rumoured to have been written by some of the greatest horror authors of their day.

Until now they have never been available to the public.

Dead Ink Books is pleased to announce that it has secured the rights to the entire Eden Book Society backlist and archives. For the first time, these books – nearly a century of unseen British horror – will be available to the public. The original authors are lost to time, but their work remains, and Dead Ink will be faithfully reproducing the publications by reprinting them one year at a time.

Dead Ink hopes that you will join us as we explore the evolving fears of British society throughout the 20th Century and eventually entering the 21st. We will begin our reproduction with 1972, a year of exciting and original horror for the Society.

What is the Eden Society?

The Eden Book Society was a publishing house that produced horror novelettes for a private list of subscribers. It was established in 1919 by the Eden family and ran until 2006.

From 1919, six books were produced each year, supplying the archive with almost a century of unseen British horror. Dead Ink will be reproducing these books as a year-on-year subscription that replicates the original model. We’ll be beginning with 1972 and reproducing all of the books that were released that year, in as faithful a manner as possible.

We’ll also be going through the family’s archive and sending select finds to all of our subscribers through The Archivist’s Newsletter.