The archiving of the written word is one of the oldest and most important practices in human history. Encyclopocalypse was founded as a place where books can live on. From independent novels to literature published before the digital age, our goal is to create a home for every great book that hasn’t yet been heard.
Mark Alan Miller
President / Author
Mark has been working as a writer since 2005 when he started as a columnist for OCWeekly. It was this that landed him the position of assistant editor on the novel Abarat: Absolute Midnight by Clive Barker, he subsequently edited and ghostwrote the New York Times best belling book The Scarlet Gospels. His comic writing can be seen in the bestselling Boom! Studios comic books, Hellraiser, Hellraiser: Bestiary, and the critically acclaimed Next Testament, as well as Seraphim Comics' Hellraiser: Anthology Vol 1 & 2, and The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down released by Dark Horse (from a story by Joe R. Lansdale). He has also released two novels, Next Testament and Hellraiser: The Toll.
Designer / Narrator / Author / Composer / Annoyance
Christian has had done a lot in his life so far; ran a metal karaoke to crowds of thousands of screaming drunkards, been Pinhead for a day, hosted a true crime podcast, sang in many bands - but none of those experiences are as oddly fulfilling as his work for Encyclopoppoacolopoy... uhhh.. Encyclepoopie.... mmm.. Encycycyc.. for THIS company - whatever it's called. As well as making the covers for most of the audiobooks, designed and maintains the website, Christian also narrates some of the books with his awful English accent. He also enjoys mocking Mark's headshot - as seen on this page, and putting his bio on as many pages as he can on this site.
Justin Vonderach has been composing his own music for over 20 years. He has created original scores for over a dozen Encyclopocalypse titles. He writes and records everything out his Los Angeles-based studio, ‘Mariana Trench’. He is an Aquarius. He cannot pronounce Encyclopocalypse.
Interview with Mark Alan Miller
What made you want to start a publishing company?I have got to meet so many amazing authors over the course of my career. I thought it would be criminal if I knew these people, knew how amazing their books were, knew how to publish and didn't do it. It would be unthinkable! As for why a digital company of audiobooks and ebooks, instead of print, that is very purposeful. I think books are incredibly important across all formats. The words we create and leave behind, are pieces of our souls. So, to witness the death of an author's catalog by it being long out of print - and not digitized - is to witness a kind of true death. I think it’s important for library‘s in our world to live on into the digital age and I can think of no greater mission than to make that a reality.
What stands Encyclopocalypse out from the rest of the digital publishers?First and foremost - TALENT. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really amazing people in my life who have written books that I adore. So, if you look at our lineup, it’s really a reflection of those relationships which mean something to me. The connections I’ve made in a town and industry where real connections are almost impossible to come by.
It was important to me to rally together a like-minded group of creative souls and that dovetails right into part two of what sets Encyclopocalypse apart. Which is the reason I am able to work with all of these incredibly gifted and passionate people, and where I create a truly safe place for their work to live on. I do all the heavy lifting and at the end of the month I write the checks.
My authors get full approval on everything. Their intellectual property is protected. Every title is a passion project for me and I come to the table as a writer who has been mistreated - knowing how I would have liked to have been treated.