mesan1024
mesan1024
2024-05-19
Love the atmosphere and it's very inviting
Madison Lunnen
Madison Lunnen
2024-04-20
I love coming to this store! Good stock of indie and classic horror. It's clear the owners know their stuff. Very friendly! Also, it's very well decorated. And the kids' section is very cute. Definitely recommend!
David Swisher
David Swisher
2024-03-29
I've only had the opportunity to order online, but each order has been a delightful experience. Support this store in confidence!
Dan C
Dan C
2023-12-24
This place is great! Owner is super friendly. We need to appreciate businesses that go whole hog on horror.
Brandy Rainey
Brandy Rainey
2023-12-06
Wonderful selection horror books. My new favorite book store hands down.
Susan Snyder
Susan Snyder
2023-10-18
This store holds a treasure of horror books from non-fiction to children’s books to extreme horror. The owners are absolutely wonderful and welcoming. They have special events as well! You have to check them out!
Cynthia Pelayo
Cynthia Pelayo
2023-10-17
Very cool place! Great owner. Great books. They are super nice and knowledgeable. It’s very family friendly here. Just fair warning, The owner likes to dress like his dog. So, you may see him dressed in a dog suit from time to time,

 

BOOKSHOP

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Interested in ordering a book from us not currently available in our webstore or physical shop? Shoot us a message at contact@ghoulishbooks.com and we’ll see if we can accommodate you. Alternatively, we recommend purchasing direct from our Bookshop.org affiliate page.

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We do not purchase used books, but we do accept donations of used books, if you’re looking for a place to unload some of your personal inventory. Horror books only, please!

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Our main focus is the horror genre. We sell horror all year. This isn’t a Spirit Halloween kind of thing. We are horror lifers. Maybe that describes you, too. If so—we welcome you with gross, decomposing arms.

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We have an affiliate Libro.fm account we’d recommend you checking out. When you set up an account with them, you will be prompted to choose an indie bookstore to support. Please pick Ghoulish Books and a small percentage of every audiobook purchased onward will kick back to the shop.

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For authors hoping to stock their work in our physical bookshop, please fill out our PUBLISHED AUTHORS FORM and someone will reach out to you if we decide to move forward. Please note that our shelf space is limited and running a bookshop is not cheap, so we cannot stock every title we’d like to feature.

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For authors hoping to schedule an event at our store, please fill out our AUTHOR EVENTS FORM and if we’re able to accommodate you, someone will send you an email.

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Tues-Thurs 10-5

Fri-Sat 10-8

Sun-Mon CLOSED

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Ghoulish memberships are $50 and are good for one year from time of purchase. All Ghoulish members receive a laminated membership card, 10% discounts both online and at our physical store, and one free snack & drink at every horror movie screening we host at the store. To purchase a membership, click HERE.

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Saturday Night Spookies is our monthly movie screening event! On the last Saturday every month, we host a FREE secret movie screening in our bookstore. The movie title is always a secret until showtime at 8pm CST. Sometimes we offer a fun pre-show at 7:30pm. Saturday Night Spookies is typically hosted by Miguel Myers of the My Horror Confessional podcast. Although these screenings are free, we do have limited seating, so show up earlier rather than later to reserve your spot. We also sell snacks & drinks in the lobby.

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All kinds! Movie screenings, author readings, book signings, writing circles, book clubs, you name it! Check out our always-updating EVENTS page to learn more.

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Our address is 9330 Corporate Drive, Suite #702, Selma, TX 78154. We are located in the Olympia II Business Center. From Austin, take exit 173 and turn right at the first signal onto Corporate. From San Antonio, take exit 173 and turn left at the second signal onto Corporate. We are right across from City Hall. There is a wheelchair ramp directly in front of our location. Certain GPS systems might send you to a unit across from us, so keep an eye out for our green decal on the front door!

EBOOKS

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Yup! All of our eBooks are without digital rights management, which means once you own the file you are free to do whatever you’d like with it. Thanks for the support!

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We sell eBooks only of the books we’ve published through our small press. Anything we did not publish is available as physical media only, since that is what we have stocked at our brick & mortar.

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There will be a download link on the email sent to you after making the purchase. If you do not see a download link, send a message to contact@perpetualpublishing.com and we will get you settled. You can also view all downloads in your account.

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Once you’ve downloaded the eBook file from your account or purchase email, you should be able to transfer it to your device using a USB cord or via email, depending on what type of eReader you are using. For instructions on how to email mobi files directly to your Kindle, click here.

For deeper instructions on your specific file/device, either email us at contact@perpetualpublishing.com or simply Google “how to transfer [file type] to [your eReading device].”

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We offer three DRM-free eBook file types for our products: PDF, ePub, and MOBI.

If you use a Kindle, then you will want MOBI files.

ePubs, on the other hand, should work on all other eReading devices.

PDFs can work on some eReading devices, although they are more designed to be read on bigger screens, like desktop computers and laptops.

Any further questions about this topic can be directed to contact@perpetualpublishing.com.

ORDERS

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Only on books that arrive damaged. In which case, please send order details and photos to contact@ghoulishbooks.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can to help resolve the situation. If you purchased from another retailer, then please contact them directly.

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Yes. For international orders, we charge a flat-rate shipping fee of $25, and an additional $5 for every extra book added to the order. We understand that’s a lot of money to charge for shipping, but that’s simply the reality of international shipping. We’re sorry!

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There will be a download link on the email sent to you after making the purchase. If you do not see a download link, send a message to contact@perpetualpublishing.com and we will get you settled. You can also view all downloads in your account.

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We make a post office trip every Friday afternoon. From there, shipping usually takes about a week, sometimes shorter. International shipping can take a bit longer. We always email customers a tracking code once the package has been dropped off at the post office.

For pre-orders, check the expected release date on the product page. If you pre-ordered multiple books with different release dates in the same order, than all items will ship once the product with the later release date arrives.

For local pickup, our bookstore hours are: Tues-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-8, Sun-Mon CLOSED.

PUBLISHING

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No, sorry, but unpaid internships are unethical. Should any paid job slots open down the line, our newsletter subscribers will be the first to know. Subscribe here.

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From 2013-2021 we published books solely under the name Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, but beginning in early 2022 we started releasing titles as Ghoulish Books. We found we were focusing mostly on horror, and Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing didn’t exactly advertise that aspect. Since we were already producing a podcast called GHOULISH, it made sense to lean into that word when it came time to reconsider the name of our publishing company. GHOULISH forever.

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Please check our submissions page for any current open calls.

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At this time, we are not looking for new artists. Keep an eye out for open calls by subscribing to our newsletter.

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Not yet, but we have aspirations of one day opening a bookshop in the San Antonio area. Stay tuned. As of April 29, 2023 we officially have our own bookshop! Come visit us at 9330 Corporate Drive, Suite 702, Selma, TX 78154!!!

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We print our books through Lightning Source and distribute through Ingram Distribution.

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No. Please stop sending us blueprints for your weird complicated inventions. If you want us to help break you out of prison, just ask.

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We have a very limited staff, and slush is mostly read by only two people, so sometimes we fall behind on submissions. Please be patient with us. Also, we never require simultaneous submission restrictions, so please feel free to submit your story to other markets in the meantime.

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In 2015, we purchased a quarterly horror magazine titled Dark Moon Digest from Dark Moon Books and started publishing it beginning with issue #20. In July 2022, we decided to discontinue DMD after releasing issue #48. Since then, we have launched a new magazine titled Ghoulish Tales, which releases twice a year.

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Ghoulish Books is both a small press and indie bookstore based in San Antonio, TX. We started publishing under the name “Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing” back in 2013, then rebranded as Ghoulish Books in 2021. Our bookstore opened on April 29, 2023.

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A couple years ago, we opened submissions for a new anthology titled Tales from the Crust: An Anthology of Pizza Horror. We received 57,892 stories to read for consideration, and accepted only 27 of them. The leftover rejections then went on to drown every other open call posted by other presses. The fallout became so extreme that soon these other presses started including “No pizza horror” in their guidelines. At one point, legendary splatterpunk author David J. Schow called pizza horror a “plague to the genre.” We apologize for nothing. Go buy Tales from the Crust.

REWARDS

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Simply make sure you are signed into your account before making a purchase. You will receive 10 points for every dollar spent, which can be used for discounts on future purchases.

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Every 100 points is worth $1.00.

Points cannot be used on sale items or magazine subscriptions. Points cannot replace shipping costs. Everything else is fair game.

You can redeem your points upon checkout, to either discount orders or purchase entirely with points.

You will also earn 300 points on your birthday every year, so make sure you add the relevant information on your account.

Any questions? Hit us up at contact@ghoulishbooks.com.

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