Wildside Press

Wildside Press is an independent publishing company in Cabin John, Maryland, United States. It was founded in 1989 by John Betancourt and Kim Betancourt. While the press was originally conceived as a publisher of speculative fiction in both trade and limited editions, its focus has broadened since then, both in content and format.

Wildside Press
FounderJohn Gregory Betancourt
Kim Betancourt
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationRockville, Maryland
DistributionDiamond Book Distributors[1]
Key peopleJohn Gregory Betancourt
Kim Betancourt
Publication typesAudiobooks, CDs, Books, E-books, Magazines
Fiction genresScience fiction, fantasy, mysteries, speculative fiction, romance, non-fiction
ImprintsBorgo Press, Cosmos Books,[2] Point Blank
Official websitewww.wildsidepress.com

Its website notes publication of works of mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction, as well as downloadable audiobooks and CDs,[3] eBooks, magazines, and physical books.[4] Wildside Press has published approximately 10,000 books through print on demand and traditional means.[citation needed]


The company has published work by a number of contemporary writers, including Lloyd Biggle Jr., Alan Dean Foster, Paul Di Filippo, Esther Friesner, S. T. Joshi, Snowdon King, Paul Levinson, David Langford, Nick Mamatas, Brian McNaughton, Vera Nazarian, Paul Park, Tim Pratt, Stephen Mark Rainey, Alan Rodgers, Darrell Schweitzer, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

In addition to newer writers, the company works at keeping established older authors in print, such as James Branch Cabell, H. Rider Haggard, and Clark Ashton Smith, as well as lesser known scribes like R. A. Lafferty. The publisher has a specialty reprint project, reproducing old issues of such pulp magazines as The Phantom Detective, Secret Agent X, and The Spider.[citation needed]

Wildside Press has also published Robert E. Howard's ten book series called Weird Works, which comprises Howard's entire body of collected work published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, and restored to the original magazine texts.[citation needed]




  • Adventure Tales
  • Black Cat Mystery Magazine
  • Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine
  • Weirdbook



In addition to selling ebooks via its website and other booksellers', Wildside Press maintains a "Freebies" page on which it sells both permanent and weekly free selections. The weekly freebies are typically either "megapack" or "minipack" compilations.[7]


  1. ^ "diamondbookdistributors.com - Publishers". www.diamondbookdistributors.com. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Cosmos Books / Wildside Press - Bibliography". ISFDB.org. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Audiobooks and CDs". Wildside Press. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Home page metadata for Home page". wildsidepress.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Scithers, George H., ed. (September 1, 2008). Cat Tales: Fantastic Feline Fiction (paperback ed.). Wildside Press. ASIN B00CC4382O.
  6. ^ Scithers, George H., ed. (April 16, 2010). Cat Tales 2: Fantastic Feline Fiction (1st ed.). Wildside Press. ISBN 978-1434409126.
  7. ^ "Freebies". Wildside Press.

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