Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Monstrous books from the CFZ - Authors Wanted!

When the CFZ took its first steps back in the early 1990s, pretty much everything was done on a shoestring, as your good director, Jon Downes, sought to make his dream of creating the premier cryptozoological research group a reality.

I recall - with a high degree of nostalgia - standing over the photocopier for hours at a time with Jon during this period as we cranked out copy after copy of Jon's then-self-published books, magazines, and more; carefully and laboriously stapling or ring-binding them all together.

But, in 2007, things are very different.

The days of old are long gone; and today the CFZ uses a professional, state-of-the-art publisher to put out numerous books per year on a whole variety of cryptozoogical issues; the quality of which - we are pleased to say - is identical to anything that you will find on the shelves of your local Barnes & Noble.

Those wanting to know more about the CFZ titles currently available should click here. As you will see, the current listing is both long and varied; and includes Jon's The Owlman and Others; his autobiography Monster Hunter; Monster of the Mere; Only Fools and Goat Suckers; as well as CFZ zoological director Richard Freeman's Dragons: More Than A Myth?; The CFZ Zoology Expedition Report 2006: Gambia; two titles from Jon's late father; Ken Gerhard's Big Bird! (which is a study of monster-sized birds in the US); and many more.

On a related matter: the CFZ is aiming to publish around another 20 books this year; and as a result we invite anyone who is looking to get published and who has a cryptozoological-driven story to contact us.

We offer an excellent service provided by a superb publisher; and, as I stated above, all CFZ books are easily on a par with anything, quality-wise, that you will find in a regular book-shop.

If you're in the US, and you have a book idea or a manuscript that you want to see in print, contact me at this blog. If you're outside the US, contact CFZ director, Jon Downes at the official CFZ website for details.

Whether it's a book on Bigfoot, lake-monsters, sea-serpents, or something even stranger, we're interested.

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