"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
Yesterday I read Chump Change in about 3 or 4 hours, non stop.
Does anybody know what he's up to at this moment in time? Has he got any new material coming out soon. He's a mighty good writer. Ive read all his stuff and just wonder what he's planning next.
As someone who has spent way too much time around famous, wealthy people, I can tell you that's how they all are. I don't know what fame does to your soul, but I know - for the most part - it ain't good.Hell, I used to work at a Golf resort and we had famous, rich people that came and and flat out refused to pay to play. It was always "Don't you know who I am? I don't pay to play golf.
You didn't mention Amazon's twisting of the knife: even if someone does find your book there in a search, Amazon lists the link to the used sellers along with the link to the new product.
Hollywood by Charles Bukowski
Buy new: $16.00 - 58 Used & new from $4.55
If I was a publisher, no way I'd go for that shit.
Of course, as a buyer, I use Amazon all the time...
Uh, okay? Thanks so much for the presumptive scolding.
Ayyyeeee, brother! Stop! I surrender!We in the publishing business who takes chances and publish less "commercial" authors need some backup from readers or we don't survive--it's as simple as that.
...the truly daring little publishers put their asses (and savings) on the line as a labor of love.
I was never interested in reading Tony O'Neill because that I-was-a-teenage-junkie shtick is tired, and it was never that interesting to begin with. But reading that interview gives me a different take on the guy. I'll definitely pick up some of his work and give it a spin.
Hi everyone. We had a really cool Dan Fante-Tony O'Neill reading here in So Cal a while back. I hope some of you were able to attend. For those who weren't there here's a link to a nice review of proceedings.
Sorry about taking so long to get this up, but insane busyness and then illness has hit the house of Burning Shore.