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ooovre - buy books online from local bookstores

ooovre helps people buy books online from local booksellers. The current site is a prototype that allows you to order any book from a local bookseller of your choice and then pick it up from their shop, often within 24-28 hours. We've just launched on Kickstarter to raise £30,000 to build the next version of the site with more powerful tools for local booksellers to sell online and roll out into the US, Canada and Australia. [more inside]
posted by johnny novak on Nov 12, 2015 - 4 comments

I made another book!

Today's the launch date for The Annihilation Score, boot six in the Laundry Files. It's my big fat superhero novel. (The US launch date is Tuesday 7th, but it's available today in the UK, NZ, Australia, and the EU, from Orbit.)
posted by cstross on Jul 2, 2015 - 13 comments

Do Not Disturb The Dragon!

Do Not Disturb The Dragon! is a picture book (an actual real physical book available in bookshops and everything, which is quite exciting, for me at least) about a dragon that really just wants to sleep and sleep and sleep some more, but everyone else seems to be determined to keep her awake. It’s quite funny, and exciting, and contains at least one picture of things being set on fire, which is everything you could ever want from a book about dragons, really. [more inside]
posted by dng on Sep 8, 2014 - 1 comment

Ether Press

This is a project to make "publish-on-demand" artifacts of digital ephemera. Our first edition is a print-on-demand book of all your tweets, and we've also just launched #Occupy Books, which collects tweets from the OWS protests, typesets them, and releases them in a daily edition. More services and applications are in the works!
posted by brother on Nov 12, 2011 - 0 comments

Dignity: A novel about foreclosure ghost towns and revolution

I've had only unhappy experiences with the publishing houses, so I'm putting out my new novel using a home-made publishing company. The book is called Dignity, and it tells the story of little communities rising up within abandoned tract houses and foreclosure ghost towns in the deserts and exurbs around California's sprawling cities. If you're interested in sustainable housing and terrorism and gnostic Christianity and organic farming and the origins of the Pauline epistles and the evils of social media, this might be for you. [more inside]
posted by kenlayne on May 13, 2011 - 3 comments

The Life of a Book

I created a slide show to describe how books are made from my perspective as an editor. The slide show is made up of doodles that I drew during several of the many, many meetings an editor goes to each week.
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 3, 2011 - 5 comments

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