About Rage Books

Rage books is an independently owned family and friends operated publishing business with talented, trained professionals working to ensure great stories are told in a quality way.


Founded by Malcolm Petteway, Rage Books LLC publishes science fiction, fantasy and horror. Malcolm published three books through Iuniverse between 2001 and 2004 while he was in the military. After retiring from the military, Malcolm looked to begin his writing career in earnest. James Barnes came on board as the chief editor and between the two of them they decided to release Malcolm’s literary agent and begin Rage Books. Malcolm and Jim saw Rage Books as a publisher of trade paperback books for the new and struggling writer with a unique story. With the aid of family and friends, Malcolm launched Rage Books with his first Osguard book, Homecoming in September of 2009. Since then, Malcolm has printed second editions of the second and third books, Revelations and Armageddon, and released the fourth book in the series Revenge. With these novels as the launch pad, Rage Books’ goal is to grow and eventually contend with other independent trade publishers of science fiction, fantasy and horror, like Tor, DAW and Baen publishing.


New Voice of Speculative Fiction. Rage Books is dedicated to publishing great stories in a quality way. We shine the light on new talented authors, by allowing them to be artists first. We nurture authors’ imaginations and creativity to write fantastic, wonderful and unique stories with a new and exciting voice. Rage Books authors are fresh, innovative and stimulating. Many traditional publishing companies have settled into a rut. They do not market exciting books; they market safe books that follow a formula that uses a checklist. This checklist is too rigid and inflexible and not visionary enough to recognize new voices…different voices, cutting down the ivory pillars holding up the old institutional thought.

Jump Start Your Imagination. Today, most traditional authors write the same old story, just with a twist, because the industry stifles imagination. Rage Books captures the reader’s imagination, and challenges the industry. There is a quiet revolution taking place in the reading world. There is a new generation of readers, touched by advanced technology. Today, technological hunger, personal experience and raw attraction are what define this audience. People are attracted to Rage Books because they are avid readers who can relate to the characters using advanced technology as they push through electrifying adventures. These characters are normal people pushed into extraordinary circumstances.