Sunday, February 05, 2006

In May 2006, Cypress House will release my first book, THE DOG WALKED DOWN THE STREET: A COMMONPLACE BOOK FOR WRITERS WHO WANT TO PUBLISH ($13.95 and buy from an independent bookstore, damn it!). A high-powered publishing executive once explained the acquisition process as a coin-toss on whether the marketplace would welcome the proposed book, followed by a brief tug at remaining ethics to decide if the book was worth killing trees. THE DOG WALKED is printed on post-consumer paper so the tree-killing question has been answered. We'll see about the marketplace.

What follows is the story about how the book has progressed from idea to shelf. No prisoners will be taken and none offered. Stay tuned.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lolita....... said...

good luck and congratulation biatch

2:06 PM  
Blogger Sal Glynn said...

Thanks, lolita. Spent the weekend reading Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country,and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public." How about you?

8:31 AM  
Blogger GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

Congratulations my dearest darling. On the blog, the book and your mighty brain.

4:04 PM  

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