At Comic-Con last week, we completely sold out of our booth copies of Lucy Knisley's upcoming travellogue, An Age of License! For those of you who weren’t able to snag a copy then, here is a peek inside Knisley’s latest memoir. More photos and video to come soon, and the book is due to land on bookstore shelves and at our warehouse in September.
Until then, grab a croissant, sip an espresso, and keep your eyes peeled for further updates on the Flog! An Age of License is also on presale, so you can reserve your copy now.
A brokenhearted love song to art and New York City, to a Reagan-era Times Square neighborhood that today has been completely transformed, retaining only echoes of its old atmosphere, here is the perfect introduction to a much imitated, but never eclipsed, true American voice. In the words of The Plain Dealer, “There’s no other writer quite like Lorrie Moore.”
Read more about this and other #VintageShorts here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/248040/vissi-darte/
One of our favorites.
Since its inception five years ago, The New Inquiry has published everything — blogs, essays, features, supplements, and magazines — for free. No paywalls, no ads, and no-string pulling benefactors. And now, we are presented with a unique opportunity that will help us continue it that way.
Art from our main page this week!
Big news: Unnamed Press was just featured on Publishing Perspectives. From the feature, a quote from our very own C.P. Heiser: “[Unnamed is on a mission] to launch books with international settings that have universal themes, titles that are relatable, interesting and have international flair.”
Read the full feature here.
Only one day remains: Edan Lepucki will be making her *only* stop in #Georgia TOMORROW at Avid! Thanks to @@flagpolemagazine’s Barbette Houser for this awesome write-up. See you guys SUNDAY, JULY 27TH at 7:30pm. #edanlepucki #californianovel @littlebrown @littlebrownbooks (at Avid Bookshop)!!!!!!!!
Amazon pays me more from the sale of a $3.99 Kindle download than my publishers pay me from a $26 hardcover sale.
With each Kindle sale, I get 70 percent. With a publisher I see royalties once or twice a year — after they hold back a reserve against books that might be returned, which are never clearly accounted for to the author. Amazon pays every month, and I can go online and see what my book is earning.
Traditional publishers are opaque and backward in their marketing and accounting. Unless you are a celebrity author married to the clueless publishing world and afraid of the future, it’s time to wake up to the fact that Amazon is a bookseller — in other words, a friend to working stiffs like me.
—Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep (via vintagecrimeblacklizard)