Reprints, free books, etc!
- Perfect Circle reprint
Start Your Own
Music for the iPod
The Faery Handbag online
Free book: Mr. Boots
2 Calendrical things
There was something else to go in here.... Something about books, or poetry,
or...? Maybe about not finding Tony Hoagland's collection at the Strand but
getting the new Dave Gibbons graphic novel. About missing the dates to start
those tomato seeds. Deadlines that stretch. Or maybe just snow, snow, snow.
Everywhere we go there are snowdrops and crocuses (although not here, not
quite yet). Ah well, on, on:
Perfect Circle reprint
We'll be going back to press on Sean Stewart's Perfect Circle. If any
sharp-eyed readers have spotted any misprints or mistakes, please do tell --
Want to read more zines but can't tell the mad-in-a-good-way from the
mad-in-a-not-so-bad-way? Get yourself in some Xerography Debt.
(Sorry about that horrid sentence.)
(Tattoo on the cover, that is.)
And if you're tempted to start your own press, maybe take a quick look at
[Good story from Mark Rich just went up this week.]
More music, please
Gillian Welch is proving herself to be -- besides an amazing singer, a
self-publishing entrepreneur, and a great musician -- one of the smartest
women in pop. She keeps adding more and more downloads to her website. Songs
are available in Macintosh or Windows and in MP3, AAC, & FLAC). Awesome.
Power to the people, baby.
Is this Amazon feature going to change the way people write? (Will it last
long enough to have any effect? Is it still there?)
> Statistically Improbable Phrases, or "SIPs", show you the interesting,distinctive, or unlikely phrases that occur in the text of books in Search
Inside the Book. Our computers scan the text of all books in the Search
Inside program. If they find a phrase that occurs a large number of times in
a particular book relative to how many times it occurs across all Search
Inside books, that phrase is a SIP in that book.
Blasted Rain Taxi. http://www.raintaxi.com I'm too busy to read another damn
review. But I open the envelope and I love the bright green cover (it's 40
below in Massachusetts. Reeeally) and then there are all these beautiful
books I've never heard of! There I go, adding to the library-or-buy list.
Update: Argh. The Ruminator Review just came in and it, too, it intensely
readable. Don't these people know we have deadlines??
Posted Kelly Link's story "The Specialist's Hat" back online as Event
Horizon.com has been glommed onto by someone else:
Also posted "The Faery Handbag" (nominated for the Hugo Award, yay!)
Should you need it, the ISBN13 converter:
Ok, so we don't have a logo, have never really felt the need for a logo,
have rejected a couple of ideas, and laughed when we were told we'd
disappear without one. We're still here, right? You can see this? Is there
Okay, so (reprise). Here's the gig: make us a pretty Small Beer Press logo
and we'll hide it, ah, put it up somewhere on our site, put up a poll to see
who likes which one, and maybe at some point even use one. If we do use it
we'll pay you something (you like chocolate, right?). If we don't, well, you
had fun, right?
A page from a limited edition:
Magic for Beginners: Stories
Illustrated by Shelley Jackson
This is number of one hundred and eleven copies which are signed and
numbered by the author and illustrator. Printed by Thomson-Shore on 70lb
Finch Opaque Cream White Smooth paper, with 80lb Oatmeal Rainbow Endpapers,
Smyth Sewn in Pearl Linen Cobalt Blue cloth, and includes a ribbon to mark
Also available in a few select shops Maureen McHugh's Mothers and Other
Monsters -- http://www.lcrw.net/special/index.htm
Last month we gave away 5 copies of Carol Emshwillers's CARMEN DOG! Winners
and the why of it can be found here:
We're giving more books away and there's only one condition (which we forgot
last time and in fact is not serious): you must then promise to buy 5 copies
of all her other books and send them to friends who must then send 5 copies
to friends. You see where this is going, right? Carol Emshwiller at #1 on
the pop charts. Or book charts, or something.
The Mount is now out in a handy wee paperback from Penguin Firebird! Makes a
great gift for readers 10 and up. Nice review here:
Carol's new young adult book, Mr. Boots, comes out in July.
We have one galley (which has a different cover from the actual book,
ooh!) to give to one lucky reader (apologies to our earlier winners, we have
to give it to someone else!) who can tell us something interesting about
horses, Carol Emshwiller, or boots.
(emails to info at lcrw dot net!)
Small Beery &c Events
Publishing Forum: Small Presses
Monday, April 18, 6:30 p.m., Rm. 510, New School, NYC
With Gavin Grant of Small Beer Press, Patricia Carlin of Barrow Street,
Shanna Compton of Soft Skull Press, and Joanna Yas of Open City.
We'll be at the 5th Annual Juniper Literary Festival, May 6-7, 2005,
Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst
CHARLES SIMIC * SIMON ARMITAGE * MARK FORD * ZOE HELLER * JAMES WOOD
BOOTSTRAP PRODUCTIONS * FENCE * FOUR WAY BOOKS * FULCRUM JUBILAT *
MASSACHUSETTS CENTER FOR THE BOOK * OPEN CITY * PARIS PRESS * QUALE PRESS *
SLOPE * SMALL BEER PRESS * THE MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW * UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE
* UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS * VERSE * VERSE PRESS * 3rd BED
Please join us for the fifth annual Juniper Festival, a yearly gathering of
writers, readers, students, scholars, and editors for two days of poetry and
fiction readings, addresses, and a book and journal fair. The 2005 Festival
will especially feature contemporary British writing through readings and
addresses, and continue to celebrate the dynamic work of independent
Friday May 6th
5:00 p.m. Opening Reception, Independent Publishing Journal & Book Fair
8:00 p.m. Fiction Reading by Zoe Heller
Saturday May 7th
11:00 a.m. Journal & Book Fair opens and runs throughout the day
11:30 a.m. Address by Charles Simic: British Poetry Today
12:30 p.m. Poetry Reading by Mark Ford
3:00 p.m. Fiction Reading by James Wood
3:45 p.m. Authors Roundtable with Zoe Heller, Mark Ford, Simon Armitage,
and James Wood; moderated by Brian Henry
8:00 p.m. Poetry Reading by Simon Armitage
The Festival is free and open to the public. For more information visit:
http://www.umass.edu/english/eng/mfa/events.html or email:
The most recent books:
Carol Emshwiller, CARMEN DOG
Theodora Goss, The Rose in Twelve Petals
Us: http://www.lcrw.net or http://www.smallbeerpress.com
Pass it on for good karma. Cough.