The ENnie-nominated Buried Tales of Pinebox, TexasIf you follow 12 to Midnight on Facebook (and you should!), then you heard last week that Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas has been nominated for an ENnie award. We are pleased and amazed and thankful and humbled that our project was selected as one of the top five products in the Regalia category. Our book is in the company of some truly top notch products and publishers, and we think that speaks a lot to the quality of the fiction in Buried Tales. We owe endless thanks to editor Matt McElroy and all the contributors- Jason L. Blair, Preston P. DuBose, Trey Gorden, Derek Gunn, Jess Hartley, Shane Lacey Hensley, Charles Rice, Monica Valentinelli, David Wellington, Ed Wetterman, J.D. Wiker, and Filamena Young. We also owe thanks to YOU, our fans and readers, for supporting 12 to Midnight and Buried Tales in particular.

Now comes the part where we ask you to support us just a little bit more. Voting is open, so when you head that way to cast your ballets, please think of Buried Tales when you get to lucky number 13! We realize that chances are small for a little indie publisher like 12 to Midnight to win against the heavy-hitters in our category, but if you genuinely like Buried Tales we hope you’ll take a moment to cast your vote. A vote for Buried Tales is a vote for ind(i)ependence!

While we’re at it, let us recommend a few other products for your consideration. The Hellfrost Beastiary by our friends at Triple Ace Games has been nominated in the Best Monster/Adversary category (#8). Mysteries of the Hollow Earth by Exile Games was masterfully edited by Jodi Black and is nominated for Best Supplement (#10). Finally, our friends and new “parent” licensor Pinnacle Entertainment Group has been nominated for the Fan Award for Best Publisher (#21). No one could be more deserving.

Edit: We neglected to mention the talented Jess Hartley (who also just happens to be a Buried Tales contributor) has a nomination in the category of Best Blog (#18) for her One Geek to Another.

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Buried Tales trailer

-July 7th, 2009

No, Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas isn’t being made into a movie… yet. (Hear that movie studios? It’s not too late to get your bid in!) But you can still check out a video trailer for the book.

Now that you’ve been suitably spooked, order your copy or download the PDF or Kindle ebooks today.

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Buried Tales Released

-June 17th, 2009

It’s official! Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas is shipping this week to distributors. If you want the print book, visit the Buried Tales site for a list of online retailers or ask your FLGS to order TWL6001.

Today also marks the release of the Buried Tales ebook. At the moment, you’ll find Buried Tales on the Midnight Cellar and the OneBookShelf family of sites, including RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, and DriveThruHorror. From those sites, you can download a PDF. Within the next couple of days we’ll be adding a second file in EPUB format, which is the relatively new universal ebook format. That format, which is reflowable, makes for a better reading experience on portable e-ink devices. We also have a Kindle edition in the works, which will be available through Amazon.com (naturally). We hope to have that up by the end of the weekend.

There’s one thing I’d like to mention about the e-book. We’re pricing it low–only $4.99–compared to the print price. At that price, we’re not making much money on the ebook. We priced it low because we really want y’all to give Buried Tales a try. We have faith that if you try it, you’ll like it enough to buy it in print. If (or rather when) you read and enjoy the Buried Tales ebook, please consider picking up a print copy for your shelves.

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Buried Tales

-May 5th, 2009

Remember that fiction anthology, Buried Tales of Pinebox, TX, we mentioned a few months ago? It’ll be hitting game stores next month! Ask your friendly local game store to pre-order TWL6001. It’s 174 pages of Pinebox chills.

In support of the book, we’ve created a dedicated page that will be seeded with lots of cool stuff. We’ve got bios on all 12 authors, titles and summaries of each story, plus bonus audio content! Visit http://buriedtales.12tomidnight.com and let us know what you think!

Oh, I almost forgot! Starting today and for the next few weeks, some of news articles at The Raven’s Report will be related to stories you’ll see in Buried Tales.

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