Posts by: Brian Hurley

Help Small Presses Live to Fight Another Day

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What if you could spend a little bit of money to make sure that your favorite books from independent publishers, like Coffee House Press, Dorothy, and Copper Canyon Press, turn up at your local bookstore?

Small Press Distribution, the tiny nonprofit that makes sure your favorite indie books are stocked on store shelves, is holding a fundraiser in the form of a literary trivia contest: the first annual Battle of the Brains.

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Make America Read Again

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What if you could spend a little bit of money to make sure that your favorite books from independent publishers—like Coffee House Press, Nouvella, Copper Canyon, Dorothy, and City Lights—turn up at your local bookstore?

Small Press Distribution, the tiny non-profit that makes sure your favorite indie books are stocked on store shelves, is holding a fundraiser in the form of a literary trivia contest: the first annual Battle of the Brains.

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Video on Demand

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How many times have we been told that digital technology will fundamentally alter the way we interact with text?

There was hypertext fiction, which added hyperlinks so you could choose your own path through a story. Pfft. There was the enhanced e-book, which was like a regular e-book except it might decide to play audio at any moment, or show you a random video.

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Oakland Is The New Everything

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The lineup for the first annual Oakland Book Festival has just been announced. But you don’t have to wait until the festival—on May 31st—to put on a tweed jacket and tell your favorite Jack London story on Telegraph Avenue.

On Thursday, April 30th, Greil Marcus and Justin Desmangles (of the Before Columbus Foundation) will hold a public discussion about “multicultural literary work focused on the Bay Area” at Laurel Book Store on Broadway.

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The Rumpus Interview with Robert Repino

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Robert Repino talks about his debut novel, Mort(e), the publishing industry, science fiction and literary fiction, writing about religion, and how to write about complex chemical ant languages. ...more

Strange Things Have Happened Here

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People of the Bay Area!

Come to 826 Valencia on Sunday night at 6 p.m. for a good old-fashioned Rumpus shindig, featuring writers from the USA, Russia, and Iran.

Details are here.

With free drinks!

Also, it is entirely possible that I will be sitting at a table in the back with a typewriter, offering to write acceptance letters to anyone who asks, in response to any query whatsoever.

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