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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Altus Press Newsletter

Altus Press - October 2014 Update

Welcome to the First Altus Press Newsletter!

Before we get to the Altus Press news, here's a press release that was released just today:

Steeger Properties, LLC, Acquires the Copyrights to Popular Publications’ Pulp Magazines

For Immediate Release—October 21, 2014

Steeger Properties, LLCBoston, MA—October 21, 2014— Steeger Properties, LLC, has added to a growing collection of pulp fiction magazines by acquiring the copyrights to nearly 150 pulp magazine titles that were originally published byPopular Publications, Inc. Now claiming ownership to most of the pulp stories and characters published by both Popular Publications and The Frank A. Munsey Company, Steeger Properties, LLC, has accrued the copyrights to an estimated 6,000 issues and 30,000 stories.
“We’re proud to represent these thousands of stories and plan on introducing them to a whole new audience in as many mediums as possible,” said Matthew Moring, Manager of Steeger Properties, LLC, and Publisher of Altus Press.
Pulp fiction began in 1896 with Frank A. Munsey’s The Argosy Magazine. The 192-page magazine had untrimmed edges and the stories within the pages offered entertaining genre fiction ranging from adventure and mysteries to science fiction and westerns and everything in between. In six years, the magazine went from publishing a few thousand copies per month, to well over half a million copies. Argosy’s success was partially thanks to the variety of recurring characters it published, such as Tarzan and Zorro. Popular Publications, Inc.—the most successful pulp magazine publisher of its time—published such well-known authors as Raymond Chandler, Ray Bradbury and Erle Stanley Gardner within the pages of its own titles. In 1942, Popular Publications acquired The Frank A. Munsey Company.
Fast forward to 2014. While the popularity of pulp fiction has fluctuated over the years, the stories within the pages are classic fiction and are as influential to American pop culture as ever. They are fast paced, well-written short stories and novels featuring classic characters. There’s a huge audience that hasn’t had contact with these stories. By reintroducing them using today’s technology, these classic hard-boiled detective, mystery, western, and science fiction stories will be available for generations to come.
The Steeger Properties, LLC, catalog is available for licensing in all media.

About Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, has accrued the copyrights to 30,000 pulp fiction stories and has plans to share its collection with a whole new audience. For more information, please visit and/or email Matthew Moring at

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Our Most Recent Releases

All of these are new products since PulpFest (August). Click on any to get more info & order:
The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition)
Unprofitable Ivory: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 2
Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
Doc Savage: The Whistling Wraith
The Crime Master: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1
Badmen on Halfaday Creek
Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel
Doc Savage: The Ice Genius
Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 1
Secret Agent “X”: The Resurrection Ring
The Lost End of Nowhere: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 1
Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword Through the Ages, The Complete Saga
Hell’s-a-Poppin’ on Halfaday Creek
The Adventures of Faidit and Cercamon

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