UK Pulp Ficiton...
Is to be the one stop shop for new breed 21st Century Pop-Pulp-Fiction! We want our books to be cherished and collected like all great Publishers from the past that we find inspiration in! We hope to develop and grow and enjoy the journey with you all! We want to provide toppermost value!
We're looking for
Basically we are looking for real deal passion, depth, integrity and that magic page turner toich for all of our Titles from all of our Authors!
We like you, are constant seekers of original ideas, ways of doing things, characters, situations, scenes and stories!
We strive to produce Books that you simply cannot put down and make time standstill! We seek provocative edginess and sharp storylines!
We feel that good Books have miles of options within them, they can grow with the readership and twist and turn forever!
You can teach an Old Dog new tricks. Us folk at Old Dog Books have come together with a mission. To recreate the excitement of the Pulp Fiction novels that so many of us grew up with. Richard Allens Skinhead books were as much a part of our childhood as Blakeys, Chopper bikes, Bazooka Joe gum and Slade. The bulk of the books we are releasing are all new short stories based around the lives and times of teenagers growing up in a Britain of a bygone era (tho if somebody wants to write a novel set in Belgium then send it on over). These are the untold stories of the kids who chose to be different. To join tribes. To experiment with drink, drugs, violence and alienation from society. We also hope to be publishing street poetry books to offer something a little different. Join us on our adventure. We hope to make to make Joe Hawkins proud of us. There was a time in the 1970s when books were cool, sexy, and massive. Even kids who barely read comics were buying novels – and it was all down to pulp fiction. The biggest-selling pulp fiction novel in UK publishing history is Skinhead by Richard Allen. The book celebrated the violent world of East End skin Joe Hawkins. It was a world of sex and savagery where coshes lashed, tools slashed and bones broke. Joe hated everyone – hippies, Asians, rival gangs and all authority. The teens who lapped up his adventures had no idea that ‘Richard Allen’ was actually the pen-name of 55-year-old Canadian hack writer James Moffat who had previously churned out westerns and thrillers to order. The lurid combination of sex, violence and cop-baiting made the books a publishing phenomenon. Skinhead sold over a million copies and sparked a tidal wave of Youth-Spoiltation titles. Bovver books like Boot Boys, Terrace Thugs, Suedehead, Knuckle Girls, Skinhead Girls, Angel Alone Punk Rock and Mod Rule followed before the tide receded. Will we ever see their like again? *Taken from Streetsounds issue 6!