Skyhorse Publishing and Start Publishing have finalized a deal to acquire science fiction, fantasy and horror publisher, Night Shade Books.

According to the release, net sales at Night Shade totaled $1.5 million in 2012. Last year, Skyhorse also acquired Arcade Publishing’s backlist.  Here’s more from the release:

Founded by Jason Williams in 1997, who was joined by partner Jeremy Lassen shortly after, Night Shade Books has over 250 titles in its catalog, including some renowned genre fiction—written by multiple nominees and winners of Shirley Jackson, Bram Stoker, World Fantasy, Nebula, and Hugo awards. In 2003, Night Shade Books won the World Fantasy Special Award for Professional Achievement. Both Williams and Lassen will continue to be with Night Shade in a consulting capacity. The agreement was reached following a spirited and public debate among authors, agents, fans, and publishers, which resulted in a deal approved by Night Shade’s authors.