Blackhill Books

Guy N Smith's Works: Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

The Smith Family has at last finalised matters at Black Hill Books Ltd, which is an updated version of Guy’s own existing publishing company, and is ready to begin (re)publishing. The Assignment of Rights contract, transferring the copyright of almost all GNS titles to Black Hill Books Ltd, was signed by his widow Jean Smith on Guy’s birthday! Auspicious, we feel.

We enlisted Luke English of English Media Law Ltd and Aurelia Butler-Ball of Brightech Law LLP to help us with the legal side – and we can’t wait to get started! Black Hill Books Ltd can now begin the daunting task of publishing Guy’s horror, mystery and children’s fiction again from scratch. We are even chasing up the rights to Guy’s novelisation of The Ghoul with Penguin Random House, which acquired New English Library/Hodder & Stoughton, the original publishers. There are no guarantees we will get them, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get, as the saying goes. We will announce publications as they come – keep your eyes on the GNS Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (or Mastodon/Hive etc.) pages next year, if you can.

Thanks to all of you for your patience – the last two years have been difficult, not least because grief combined with a Covid-prolonged probate and having to instigate a business restructure following Guy’s passing have taken considerable time, effort and emotional stamina. But Guy never gave up, and so neither shall we.

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We are a UK publisher of horror, fantasy, children’s and historical romance fiction, primarily focused on the work of the late Guy N. Smith.