Books from the 2014 APRIL authors

One night’s reading isn’t enough—bring the 2014 APRIL authors home to keep (via their books)! Links to buy books directly from their independent publishers:

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Ryan Boudinot, Blueprints of the Afterlife and Misconception (Black Cat)

Zubair Ahmed, City of Rivers (McSweeney’s)

Matt Briggs, Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys and Double E (Publication Studio)

Richard Chiem, You Private Person (Scrambler Books)

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Donald Dunbar, Eyelid Lick (Fence) and Slow Motion German Adjectives (Mammoth Editions)

Eroyn Franklin, Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory, Just Sheets, Detained and more handmade books and comics on Eroyn’s website

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Mark Leidner, Beauty Was the Case That They Gave Me (Factory Hollow Press) and The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover (Sator Press)

Kate Lebo, A Commonplace Book of Pie (Chin Music)

Jac Jemc, My Only Wife (Dzanc)

Lauren Ireland, Dear Lil Wayne (Magic Helicopter) and The Arrow (Coconut Books)

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Shin Yu Pai, Aux Arcs and Equivalence (La Alameda Press), Adamantine (White Pine Press)

Ed Skoog, Rough Day and Mister Skylight (Copper Canyon Press)

Maged Zaher, Thank You for the Window Office (Ugly Duckling Press) and Portrait of the Poet as an Engineer (Pressed Wafer)

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"reminiscent of the christening scene in ‘The Godfather’": a round-up of responses to President Obama’s Amazon speech

Shelf Awareness on Tuesday ran several letters to Obama from several independent booksellers and bookseller associations and today, a quote from Ann Patchett’s Wall Street Journal  op-ed: "the good news is that, as consumers, we are free…to decide the fate of bookstores, and of literature itself, with every book we buy."

Publishers Weekly reports here.

And Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book World says everyone is doing it all wrong.

bookboundlaurel:

As an independent bookseller, I’m really disappointed about this. Indies need all the help they can get these days, and to have a community like Goodreads fall into the corporate hands of a small-business-crusher like Amazon…

We’re losing allies by the day. I can only hope that loyal readers will vote with their dollars to keep local bookstores in business. 

(I also posted this on Goodreads. It’s likely to be my final post there, as news of the sale has made me want to jump ship.)

hoshomccreesh:


Live it.


This.

Come to the Small Press Book Expo tomorrow at Richard Hugo House, party with us tonight at The Stranger’s Verse/Chapter/Verse, featuring Sherman Alexie!

hoshomccreesh:

Live it.

This.

Come to the Small Press Book Expo tomorrow at Richard Hugo House, party with us tonight at The Stranger’s Verse/Chapter/Verse, featuring Sherman Alexie!

hobartpulp:

Saw this edition of The Hobbit at Target last night. Reminded me of The Avian Gospels (cause, you know, no one before us had thought to design a book like a Bible).

Who doesn’t like a book with gold-gilded pages?

Adam Novy, author of The Avian Gospels, reads tonight with fellow Hobart author, Dylan Nice, author of Other KindsThey’ll be joined by Cameron Pierce, author of Lost in Cat Brain Land, and Richard Chiem, author of You Private Person

See them at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood at 6.

Our new friend Rosie, a masters student at Australian National University and intern at McSweeney’s, made us a stop on her very busy tour of the independent publishing scene in the Pacific Northwest.  Cheers for cross-continental collaboration!

Our new friend Rosie, a masters student at Australian National University and intern at McSweeney’s, made us a stop on her very busy tour of the independent publishing scene in the Pacific Northwest.  Cheers for cross-continental collaboration!