Whovians, rejoice! We’re THRILLED to finally share with you the stunning cover for our upcoming book, Doctor Who: The Vault, which goes on sale October 29th! The Vault is the ultimate, official, visual celebration of 50 years of the BBC cult hit Doctor Who filled with unseen and iconic material, photos, artwork, and production papers from the previously untapped BBC archive as well as from private collections.
We at Harper Design are all such huge fans of the show. We’re really excited about this project and can’t wait to share more about it as we get closer to onsale!
Can I tell you all how excited I am that my company is publishing this beautiful, beautiful book? When fandom and work collide…
I don’t know what is going to happen to print publishing. People in publishing take publishing very seriously, probably because in order to get their jobs, they had to kill a lot of good, creative people who did not take publishing very seriously.
Miracle, babe, shhhhhh about all the people I killed to get this job!
(But really you should go read the whole thing.)
Look, I promise I’m not gonna turn my blog into a marketing vehicle for my job, but I need to do a public service and tell you to go buy this book. It is creepy and funny and unsettling and just generally a ridiculously polished debut. If you like your fiction with a hefty dose of dark humor, or have an affinity for stories about sailors (past, present, and future), or just happen to like alpacas, don’t miss it. I’m still thinking about it and I read it in January.
Also, I’m making it my personal mission this year to champion short story collections, and if you don’t know where to start, this is the perfect place (and when you’re done, you can come to me for more recommendations!).
The 51-year-old King, who spoke Tuesday to the Bookworm Club at The Villages retirement community northwest of Orlando, said he didn’t realize he had been nominated for a Pulitzer. He learned that he’d won from a friend’s text that said: “Dude. Pulitzer.” The New York City author thought it was practical joke.
The Ecco/Amistad Summer 2013 Fiction Sampler
I think this was put together primarily for people in the book publishing industry but anyone with a Kindle or a Kindle app can pick it up. FOR FREE.
Exciting new titles include:
- Peripatetic Coffin by Ethan Rutherford
- Together Tea by Marjan Kamali
- The Son by Philipp Meyer
- The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
- Tampa by Alissa Nutting
- Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda
- oh… and me.
Now that I know about these samplers, I should pick these up more often. (Also what the hell ice cream flavor is that?)
I would HIGHLY recommend you take a look at this beautiful little summer sampler we’ve got going here. Personal favorites of mine include Peripatetic Coffin (killer scary-funny-unsettling short stories), The Son (multigenerational Texas oil dynasty epic), Visitation Street (murder mystery set in Red Hook, Brooklyn), and Southern Cross The Dog (lyrical not-quite-magical-realism-or-is-it? historical fiction set in the deep South).
On my desk: gorgeous and thick AREs for Helene Wecker’s debut novel, The Golem and the Jinni.
This is billed as a fresh combination of vivid historical novel and magical fable, which means I am going to eat it up this weekend, along with the (not pictured) Halloween candy still on my desk.
*wobbles with excitement*
I am way late to the party on this one but my girl Helene Wecker is on Tumblr! Her stupidly gorgeous debut novel, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI, is out in a little less than a month (4/23, check it).
HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE AWKWARD LANGUAGE IN KEYNOTES OF OUR FRONTLIST EROTICA TITLES
Every launch meeting/planning meeting/sales conference.
“But if you really want my side of the story, here it is: Who isn’t crazy sometimes? Who hasn’t driven around a block hoping a certain person will come out; who hasn’t haunted a certain coffee shop, or stared obsessively at an old picture; who hasn’t toiled over every word in a letter, taken four hours to write a two-sentence email, watched the phone praying that it will ring; who doesn’t lay awake at night sick with the image of her sleeping with someone else?”
—Jess Walter, We Live in Water