Oh god, overstock fees on this book will start October 1st, and they’re going to kill me. So here’s your big chance. Do you want a copy for $2.50, shipping included? No problem. Paypal to email@example.com. Or get something off my Wishlist and I’ll send you a copy along with some other goodies I have […]
Ah, money. Money’s always a problem. But if I had the money, there are tons of things I would do differently with the books I publish.
Here’s an idea: Bookstores and festivals should pay the author for events. I mean, this is a business, right? The author is a commodity that equals attendance/sales, right? So what’s with this attitude that the publisher (or, in many cases, the author) cover travel and lodging? This especially gets on my tits when the author […]
I recently badmouthed Galleycat, because enough with the lolcats thing, okay? And that goes for everybody. I just hate the internet. I want to go back to making Xerox chapbooks and selling them at the groovy record store. I want a world without Google Chat. I want personal correspondence to be measured in days, not […]
Well, I’ve been subscribed to Galleycat for some time, because it’s one of those book industry blogs that gets lots of buzz and what not. Though they studiously ignore me when I ask them to look at the books I’m publishing. But that’s okay, publishing isn’t the sort of business where you take being ignored […]
My good friend (and soon to be famous filmmaker) Lonnie Martin recently updated his blog with an explanation of the dreaded “void” that haunts his life upon the completion of a major project.
I’ve been bad about returning calls these last few weeks because my grandmother had the bad form to pass away (something I always advise against, by the way), and because I’m stupid enough to publish books, and our most recent title is in Phase One Freakout. I don’t have a publicist, so I’m spending, you […]
Every year since 2000, with an exception in 2006, I’ve found myself reading upwards of 300 manuscripts for a writing awards program. This year, I read 327. My job is an easy one – weed out the obvious shit from the obvious good stuff. Then I pass the good stuff on to a couple of […]