Monday, July 18, 2011

On the Way

Well it looks like those Los Angeles fellas Eric Beetner, Stephen Blackmoore and Aldo Calcagno have pulled off a successful launch for their strain of Noir at the Bar. Last night they were joined by Josh Stallings, Holly West and Duane Swierczynski and apparently nobody died. I'll be following their regress with interest - looks like they're already looking at another event in October. 'Course, they don't have their very own book like St. Louis N@B does! We are now down to the waiting for hardcopies to land and I'm terribly pleased with the book. Just goes to show what you can accomplish when you're surrounded by generous, talented people and you don't give two shits about punctuation or spelling.

Y'know who gets a big fat round of applause for this book tho? Fuckin Jon Bassoff and Matt Kindt, thems who. Bassoff formatted it and pulled some strings for my cherry ass and Kindt designed the shit outta it. Y'know who else gets a big thanks? Our blurbers - Lawrence Block, Duane Swierczynski, Megan Abbott, Todd Robinson, Roger Smith, Tom Piccirilli, Stephen Graham Jones and Sara Gran. Without their cavalier attitudes toward public decency in the information age I would've been without the leverage to wrangle some juicy recommendations outta that prestigious lot.

So, who wants a copy?

Here's what you need to know: this has been put together as N@B's effort to help out our local bookselling heroes at Subterranean Books, which is why they're the only place you can get it. As soon as it's available, I'll make that announcement and you can order one off their website or send me a suitcase full of cash to trade for it. What? You don't order books online? Fine, come on out to a N@B event 'cause you know we'll pimp 'em there. Are you attending Bouchercon in September? Subterranean Books will have a table in the book room and you can make for to purchase it there too. There will be no eBook.

Not good enough? Kiss my ass. Publish your own damn book.

I was hoping to have them available at Subterranean by Wednesday for the Donald Ray Pollock event, but that aint happening. Should be able to put one in your hand Saturday, August 6 at Meshuggah Cafe when we do the whole N@B thing live with Jane Bradley, Jesus Angel Garcia, David Cirillo and Scott Phillips. Show the hell up and getcha one. Also pick up You Believers, badbadbad and The Adjustment while you're at it.


Stephen Blackmoore said...

"'Course, they don't have their very own book like St. Louis N@B does!"

Looks like we'll have to do something about that.

Chris said...

I love witnessing a good gauntlet toss.

Richard Thomas said...

This looks awesome. Honored to be in here, and can't wait to pick up a copy. Great work Jed.

crimefactory said...

Matt Kindt cover. Big grin on my face. That is all. --Cam

Eric Beetner said...

One event down and you're already taunting us? This could turn ugly.
Looking forward to snapping one of these up in St. Louis.
And look for us to hit you for advice once again on how to make this happen for our own.