New Orleans’ József Makkos is publishing a new small press edition of excerpts from my conceptual novel Flatland.
The edition will be a tactile treat and will feature letterpress covers printed on 50-year-old laid Strathmore bond (a type of which hasn’t been made for 20 years), off-white felt finis flyleaves and interior pages on english bond …
a few preview photos of the prototype for this forthcoming edition:
Lori Emerson and I are proud to have edited Writing Surfaces: Selected Fiction of John Riddell through Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Copies are now available to order through your local independent bookstore.
No Press is proud to announce the release of three new publications:
“Exercizes (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)” by Ola Ståhl — a trio of typewriter-based visual translations of Céline; published in a limited edition of 60 copies (only 28 of which are for sale). Each copy if handsewn into hand-typed, found paper covers.
“Uncreative Manifesto (2005)” by Nyein Way — a manifesto of conceptual writing from Myanmar and the basis for Way’s investigation of the international potential of conceptual writing. Produced in a limited edition of 80 copies (of which only 38 are for sale).
“Manifesto of Yellowism” by Marcin Lodyga and Vladimir Umanets. The key document in the emergence of “Yellowism“, the internationally notorious “autonomous phenomenon in contemporary culture.” Produced in a limited edition of 80 copies (of which only 38 are for sale).
All three of these limited edition items are now available for $6 total (including postage); please email firstname.lastname@example.org to order copies.
For the last two years I have posted my “most engaging books” list (2011′s list, 2010′s list) with a selection of what i considered the most fascinating / useful / generative books of the year. Seek out these volumes, every one will reward the search (and your local, independent, bookstore can help…). This is the cream of the crop for 2012:
Jaap Blonk Traces of Speech / Sprachspuren. (Berlin: Hybriden-Verlag.)
Amaranth Borsuk. Handiwork. (New York: Slope.)
Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse. Between Page and Screen. (Los Angeles: Siglio.)
Sophie Calle. The Address Book. (Los Angeles: Siglio.)
Natalie Czech. I have nothing to say. Only to show.(Leipzig: Spector Books)
Johanna Drucker. Druckworks: 40 years of Books and Projects. (Chicago: Columbia College)
Craig Dworkin, Simon Morris and Nick Thurston. Do or DIY. (York: information as material.)
Emma Healey. Begin with the End in Mind. (Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring.)
Dennis Lee. testament. (Toronto: House of Anansi.)
Edouard Leve. Autoportrait. trans. Lorin Stein (London: Dalkey Archive Press.)
Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg. 56 Broken Kindle Screens. (print on demand.)
Jena Osman. Public Figures. (Middletown: Wesleyan UP)
Tom Phillips. A Humument. 5th edition (London: Thames and Hudson.)
Nicola Simpson, ed. Notes from the Cosmic Typewriter: The Life and Work of Dom Sylvester Houédard. (London: Occasional Papers)
Barrie Tullett. A Poem to Phillip Glass. 2nd edition. (York: The Caseroom Press.)