Wildside Press

Wildside Press
Founded 1989
Founder John Gregory Betancourt
Kim Betancourt
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Rockville, Maryland
Distribution Diamond Book Distributors[1]
Key people John Gregory Betancourt
Kim Betancourt
Publication types Audiobooks, CDs, Books, E-books, Magazines
Fiction genres Science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, speculative fiction, romance, non-fiction
Imprints Borgo Press, Cosmos Books,[2] Point Blank
Official website www.wildsidepress.com

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.

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.


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.

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.




  • 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.[8]


  1. Our Publishers
  2. "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. "Cosmos Books / Wildside Press - Bibliography". ISFDB.org. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  6. Scithers, George H., ed. (September 1, 2008). Cat Tales: Fantastic Feline Fiction (paperback ed.). Wildside Press. ASIN B00CC4382O.
  7. Scithers, George H., ed. (April 16, 2010). Cat Tales 2: Fantastic Feline Fiction (paperback) (1st ed.). Wildside Press. ISBN 978-1434409126.
  8. "Freebies". Wildside Press.

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