Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Stella is a girl we all know but rarely meet in fiction - seventeen, smart, attractive and deeply alienated.
Where is this fiction the blurb writer is talking about, and where can I find some of it? Or is it the "smart" part that makes Stella different from your usual attractive, deeply alienated seventeen-year-old?
Author: Yay! I've signed with a real honest-to-goodness publisher! No self-publication for me!
Editor: Here's the cover we're giving your book.
Author: Oh-h-h. Um.
Designer: I just got a new clipart collection I wanted to try out! Isn't the parrot-tombstone symmetry dandy?
Author madly investigates self-publication options.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Richard Blade is captured by the ultimate force: his brain refuses to send him home.
It's not so much the cover, which is typical of the era, but the content of the book itself:
- Each book a complete story based on actual scripts
- Look for the next book in the Days of Our Lives continuing series
"My only crime was that I trusted my family," Mickey explained to the jury. "Realizing that the people I loved betrayed me, I bought a gun. I wanted to kill everyone who had lied to me." And I still could! he added silently.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The True Story of Alice B. Toklas is a deconstructive excursus, theoretically astute and cannily playful, that juxtaposes three autobiographical texts by and about Toklas including her famous cookbook and Stein's 'autobiography' of her partner. In this study, Anna Linzie has addressed and finessed some tenets of literary scholarship, including generic hierarchies, singular versus collaborative authorship, assumptions of value, decorums between critic and her subject, and critical reception as a mode of invention. With this fascinating addition to the literature concerning Gertrude Stein and her circle, Linzie produces various challenges to the notions of 'true story.'
Rachel Blau DuPlessis, author of Drafts and Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
As if there weren't enough bad covers out there already...all right, there aren't enough bad covers out there already. Now, MightyGodKing has played with some fantasy covers to make them, um, better represent the books they belong to. Strong language warning.
Monday, March 1, 2010
A YouTube ad for our store, done by Fred's brother. The history of the store is actually more complicated than presented here - isn't that the way of ads? Pegasus was originally founded by Margarita Clement, who Fred worked for before buying the store when she wanted to retire. Lucky for us all, Margarita later came out of retirement, and now owns Leisure Books up the street. When you come visit us, don't forget to hop on down there as well!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
The thing that makes this really bad is that this is the publisher's own blurb from the back of the book:
Into the vast allegory of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson (All and Everything, First Series), topheavy from its sheer weight of argument and at the same time soaring off into space like a great lumbering, flying cathedral, Gurjieff gathered the fundamentals of his teaching.
Way to sell it, guys!