Herbert Gold Kicks off his Tenth Decade with his 20th Novel

When a Psychopath Falls in Love by Herbert Gold

Jorvik Press has some exciting news:What does a prizewinning author do when he’s about to enter his tenth decade with a track record of more than 30 books, sound of mind and body, full of ideas, and still obsessed with characters he’s been developing for years? If you’re Herbert Gold, you write another novel. Just before his 90th birthday last March Herb was talking to … [Read more...]

How to Publish Your Poetry – Some Advice.

On Publishing Poetry

Though the focus of this article is on poets & poetry, many of the tips below are appropriate for writers of fiction and nonfiction as well.Where should I publish my poems? Finding the right places to submit your can be tricky. Here's where to look.Poet's Market My best suggestion for locating publishers is that you get your hands on a copy of Poet's Market, … [Read more...]

David Handley’s interview with Author Alex Preston

Alex Preston Books

Alex Preston was born in Worthing, West Sussex in 1979. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, 2010's This Bleeding City, and The Revelations which was released in 2012. As well as his work as a novelist, Preston writes and reviews for a number of publications; The Guardian in England, and a magazine in Greece.The chance to interview one of your favourite … [Read more...]

Love in the no-land space between two cultures: an interview with Zlatko Anguelov

Zlatko Anguelov

Jasmina Tacheva talks with Bulgarian-American author Zlatko Anguelov about his newest book, Erotic Memories (2012), and the ideas of love, devotion, harmony and memory on the border between two cultures.Zlatko Anguelov, born 1946 in Varna, Bulgaria, is a Bulgarian-American writer, a Canadian and American citizen who lived for 21 years in North America, and recently moved … [Read more...]

A “lost” Jack Kerouac letter found . . . and “lost” again.

Kerouac - The Sea is My Brother

In the U.K. edition of Jack Kerouac's 1945 novel, The Sea Is My Brother (Penguin 2011), there is an addendum of material meant to represent Jack Kerouac's formative writing experience during the early to mid-1940s. The thrust of this formative experience, according to this added text, hinged on Kerouac's sporadic friendship with Sebastian Sampas. Never mind the willful … [Read more...]

Kerouac & An American Marriage

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(an excerpt from a work-in-progress)In January 1945, Jack Kerouac set out to write his Great American Novel. His newly-drafted notes embraced the activities of the last four years and scaffolded the events up to, during and after his hastily-arranged marriage to Edie Parker on August 22, 1944. He titled this new tome An American Marriage.Kerouac's relationship with Edie … [Read more...]

Are There Any Good Unpublished Kerouac Books Left?

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With the glut of books that thankfully made our way in the past 20 years or so, we now have (probably) just as many posthumous titles as those Kerouac published in his lifetime. These have added exponentially to our understanding toward what Kerouac achieved in his own right as an American writer. However, there is still much more that can be published. Or, think of them as my … [Read more...]

‘The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America’ Book & Movie

The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America

Amy and Shane Bugbee went on the road for a low-budget, year-long exploration of the people and places of America. The result is their book, The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America and the accompanying film, Politics, Art, Religion, and Revolution.Both will be released on January 21, 2013.The Suffering and Celebration of Life in AmericaThis is the story … [Read more...]

New Poetry Collection: Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Sunshine

Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Rimbaud

Dee Sunshine's third poetry collection, "Visions Of The Drowning Man", has recently been published.What other writers are saying about the book:"His work reminds me of Blake's proverb about the road to excess leading to the palace of wisdom". D.M. Thomas"Dee Sunshine is the poetic equivalent of Hieronymous Bosch". Des Dillon"Replete with raging rhythms and rich … [Read more...]

A.D. Winans – San Francisco Poems Book Launch! July 22, 2012

A.D. Winans - San Francisco Poems

A.D. Winans founded the important Second Coming Press in San Francisco back in the 1970s, publishing some of the best Beat poets alongside crucial street and underground poets of the time. All along, his own work has been politically engaged and acerbic in its observations.He is an award winning poet and writer whose work has been published internationally and translated … [Read more...]

The Sea is My Brother by Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac - The Sea is My Brother

The Sea is My Brother was Jack Kerouac's first attempt at a novel. Technically it fits the criteria of a novella, the original manuscript weighing in at 158 pages. Published for the first time in its entirety by Penguin Classics (2011) and bound together with other collected juvenilia, it is important to remember that this manuscript is exactly that, juvenilia. Penned by … [Read more...]

Where and How to Sell Your Poetry Books

Print books vs. e-books

So, you've self-published your book.Now what? Your book just arrived from the printer. Having them published was the easy part. Now your greatest challenge is upon you - you need to get your work out of those boxes and into the hands of appreciative readers.It's difficult enough for publishers to sell poetry books (poetry sells slowly & people are especially hesitant to … [Read more...]

Self-publishing Your Poetry Book or Broadside

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Kamil Porembiński /FoterHow can I arrange to have my book printed / published? There are various ways to go about it. You can put together a small book by hand, or have a local printer publish some books for you. Or, you can buy a publishing package from a "self-publishing" or "print-on-demand" company. They are all viable options, depending on your budget, needs & … [Read more...]

Bill Ectric – Tamper

Tamper - A Novel by Bill Ectric

Tamper, the new book by Bill Ectric, frames itself as a boy named Whit's effort to comprehend his past. Did he have a prophetic dream about a bag of bones on the side of the road? Did his friend Paul Clemmons really disappear in a pile of leaves, never to emerge? It is not at all clear. What is clear is that Whit and his friend Roger live on the border of what we would call … [Read more...]