Monday, March 21, 2011
L. Ron Hubbard Stories from the Golden Age Pass One Million Sold Milestone
Sales of L. Ron Hubbard's pulp fiction "Stories from The Golden Age" have now passed the one million unit mark, according to publisher Galaxy Press.
Hollywood CA, March 21, 2011 (Straight Line PR) -- Stories from the Golden Age just surpassed its one million sales mark, it was announced by John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press. Galaxy Press publishes the line of books written by L. Ron Hubbard during pulp fiction's Golden Age.
Announced just days before Hubbard's centennial celebration is about to begin on March 13 (1911-2011), the news is significant in demonstrating the resurgence in popularity for these kinds of stories. While sales do quite well in non-traditional outlets in the US, they are also doing well in several other countries around the world. People in these countries, who have a desire to learn English as a second language, have found these books - with their accompanying unabridged audio books - to be a great resource.
"We are almost to the halfway point in the release of the line," stated Goodwin. "As awareness of this type of storytelling increases, we expect to rapidly see that two-millionth sale achieved." For a complete listing of available titles and the schedule for release of the remaining books, go to http://GoldenAgeStories.com/release-schedule
Hubbard isn't the only author finding a resurgence in interest in his stories. Adventure House, Vintage Library ( http://www.vintagelibrary.com ) and Black Dog Books are three other publishers who have engaged an expanding audience through their reprints of such notable authors as H. Bedford-Jones, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Sales continue to increase as readers discover that many of their favorite characters, such as Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, Superman and Spiderman, have their roots in such perennially popular characters as Doc Savage, The Spider and The Shadow. "Hollywood has long known the treasure trove these Golden Age stories contained," Goodwin stated. "Now we are seeing the reader becoming more and more cognizant of this fact."
Stories from the Golden Age is a series of 153 stories, which are being published in 80 volumes. The tales span a wide spectrum of genres, including adventure, western, mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction and even some romance, written by Hubbard using his own and 15 pen names.
To assist readers to experience thrilling stories for themselves, Galaxy Press is making available a free sample of one of their Golden Age Stories books and audiobooks by visiting http://GoldenAgeStories.com/awesome-free-stuff . The action adventure "Pearl Pirate" can be downloaded for free as an unabridged multicast audiobook, complete with cinema quality sound effects.
For more information about the Stories from the Golden Age, go to http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com
About Stories From the Golden Age:
Stories From the Golden Age is a line of 80 books and multi-cast, unabridged audio books, featuring 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 1940s in any of the several popular genres of the day - mystery, thriller, adventure, science fiction, fantasy and western - with tales appropriate for all ages from middle school and up. The cover art for the complete available library is displayed in the iBookstore and purchasing is a breeze on the new iPad. The eBooks are also available at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and on the Stories from the Golden Age website at http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com
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