A new collection of Guillermo del Toro’s work is coming to Amazon Publishing. You have probably already seen del Toro’s work on the big screen, he wrote the screenplay for hits like “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy,” “The Hobbit,” “Pacific Rim,” “Crimson Peak,” “The Shape of Water,” and for several major television projects. Amazon Publishing announced today it has signed with Guillermo del Toro for a new short story collection to publish in 2021.
“Throughout the years, I’ve been inspired by reading short stories, from ghost stories to fairy tales,” said Guillermo del Toro. “Now I have the privilege to create and share my own.”
“Guillermo del Toro is unmatched as an architect of creativity and horror,” says Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing. “We cannot wait to unveil the world he has created to readers and listeners.”
In a similar deal, Amazon Original Stories announced new works from Mindy Kaling. These include Kaling’s intimate reflections on life, and Amazon will publish the collection as an essay collection next summer. The company also announced a deal with Dean Koontz, who has penned an episodic series of short thrillers called Nameless, publishing on November 12th of this year. Koontz also recently signed a five-book deal with Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing’s mystery, thriller, and true crime imprint. Last week, Amazon Original Stories published the Forward collection, six science-fiction short stories from bestselling and acclaimed authors Blake Crouch, N. K. Jemisin, Veronica Roth, Amor Towles, Paul Tremblay, and Andy Weir, with audio narration by actors including Evan Rachel Wood, David Harbour, and Jason Isaacs.
“We like to think of Amazon Original Stories as a playground for storytellers, a space where they can step outside of the genres or formats they’re known for with the support of a team that’s obsessed with innovating on behalf of their creative vision,” says Julia Sommerfeld, Editorial Director of Amazon Original Stories. “We’re delighted that Guillermo del Toro has chosen to write his first short story collection with us, and look forward to bringing more bold projects to readers and listeners from the artists they love.”
Launched in 2017, Amazon Original Stories brings unforgettable short fiction and nonfiction to Kindle. Next month, Amazon Original Stories will publish Nameless by Dean Koontz, an episodic six-part mystery series. Past collections include Disorder, by Min Jin Lee, Uzodinma Iweala, Namwali Serpell, and more, Warmer by Lauren Groff, Jane Smiley, Jess Walter, and more, and Dark Corners, which features Lisa Unger’s Edgar Award-nominated short The Sleep Tight Motel. Each story is available free to Prime members, as well as Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and is available for download for all other customers beginning at $1.99.
You will be able to find del Toro’s collection on his author page right here on Amazon.
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