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Raw Appalachian Tales: A Welcome Walk Into the Dark Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated literary fiction from Pearisburg, VA, author Ben E. Campbell.

Pearisburg, VA, November 06, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published A Welcome Walk into the Dark by Ben E. Campbell. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the literary fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

“In a style that blends Southern Gothic elements with realist storytelling, Ben E. Campbell’s stories examine all facets of modern Appalachia -- the marriage of old-world values to a region caught in change, the fight to balance land use, the will to labor on. Here, in these twelve tales, is the age-old struggle of choice: between the path that’s bathed in light and the one eclipsed by darkness -- both seeking weary travelers, but one with stronger pull. In A Welcome Walk into the Dark, Ben E. Campbell has woven a collection of brutal yet beautifully written tales populated with a cast of characters every bit as gritty and complex as the Appalachian landscape that shapes the courses of their lives.”
- Amy Greene Weatherford-Award-winning author of Bloodroot

169 pages in length, A Welcome Walk into the Dark is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the literary fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, A Welcome Walk Into the Dark meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $13.95.

Additionally, A Welcome Walk into the Dark can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432778910

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream

SRP: $13.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Ben E. Campbell was born and raised in southeast West Virginia. A graduate of Marshall University and Bowling Green State’s MFA program, he has written stories and essays that have appeared in a variety of literary venues. He currently teaches full time at New River Community College.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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