CREATORS OF DARKNESS
Publishing Dark Speculative Fiction
TEMPLE DARK BOOKS
Exploring New Worlds
Earth's Publishing Industry has been turned on its head in recent years, and author credibility has been redefined. Our goal is to find diamonds in the rough who have found themselves suffocating in the madness of social media. We reject the twin notions that thousands of followers means you have a great book; or a small Social Media following suggests the opposite.
We have journeyed here from a dimension beside yours, and we are looking forward to working with authors whose passion for writing means that it is not just something they do - it is who they are. At Temple Dark Books, we have gathered together a horde of creatures dedicated to publishing the work of dark creators.
WHO ARE WE?
On alternating Tuesdays between 3 and 5, The Gatekeeper is just like you. This is because he likes to drink heavily on alternating Mondays, leading to difficulties maintaining his form. He also runs the show, so...I've probably said too much...
ASMODEUS THE EFFICIENT
Asmodeus is a little weird, but then so are all you creative types. A dark lord from the hellish pits between worlds, he loves expressing his emotions artistically. He's such a blessing to have around. Especially when the cursing starts.
THE BRIGHT ONE
With a voracious appetite for books and souls, you had better hope your writing is worthy of her time. The alternative is disturbing to watch. And we hate cleaning up afterwards.
WHY SHOULD YOU PUBLISH WITH US?
The decision to hand your work over to strange creatures and have them determine its validity and market value is not an easy one to make, especially when there are so many options for doing it yourself.
At Temple Dark, we pride ourselves on being open and honest with our Authors about the decisions we make. We will only offer our services to authors whose work we are confident of selling successfully (which is as much a reflection of our work as yours). We select works for publication based on the quality of the writing – if we enjoy it, we see the potential. As such, we care little for gender, ethnicity, skin colour, and anything else that has no bearing on a writer’s ability to tell a good story.
We are a small but dedicated and passionate team of like-minded creatures who could not breathe without the written word (especially those big words that catch in the throat). Explore our website and you'll see that we occupy the same world as you. As we grow, we hope that we'll have the good fortune to work with you as you join us on our journey.
Unique Artwork for Your Book Cover
Sir Terry Pratchett once said that his cover artist got it wrong better than anyone else!
Well, we aim to get it as right as possible by allowing our authors follow the creative process leading to the production of their cover, from your concept sketches to the final product.
We have a select number of talented artists working with us to create original and unique pieces to bring your imagination to life. Check out their work by clicking below for TDStudios.
Custom Promotional Videos
How many times have you watched a movie trailer on YouTube or other social media?
Now, imagine that was a trailer for your book. No static images or mock-ups here - just a unique trailer telling the story of your story.
Check out our work so far via our Upcoming Releases page, or by clicking below for TDStudios.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
Due to a high volume of submissions, we are not currently accepting new work.
Please continue to polish your novels and we will return soon.