Posts Tagged: book tour

Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Andrea Jarrell

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I didn’t want to be edited in that way. I needed to tell my story.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

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Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton on their new book Knives & Ink, cooking with pigs’ heads, and long-distance collaboration.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jonathan Corcoran

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Jonathan Corcoran discusses his debut collection The Rope Swing, Appalachian writing communities, getting disowned by his family for coming out, and his father’s death.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Saša Stanišić

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Saša Stanišić about his novel Before the Feast, the challenge of writing a plural narrator, working with a translator, and book tours in Germany.

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The Rumpus Interview with Danniel Schoonebeek

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Danniel Schoonebeek discusses living a quiet life in the Catskills, the importance of travel, partying in the woods with poets, and how capitalism forces people to be cruel to each other.

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The Rumpus Interview with Brian Blanchfield

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Poet and writer Brian Blanchfield talks about his essay collection Proxies, touring in support of a prose collection versus a poetry collection, and frottage.

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The Literary Hustle

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Even after authors finish writing their book, they have plenty of work to do to promote it. With so many books and limited space in media outlets, the literary hustle is a major part of any book launch. Over at Publishers Weekly, Camille Perri looks at the challenges and subjectivity of book coverage: I also […]

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The End of the Tour

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As if reading weren’t a solitary enough activity, one of the last remaining sources of human contact between writers and readers is on the wane. For Electric Literature, Keith Lee Morris laments the decline of the IRL interface: I’d never heard of a book signing and didn’t really know what it might entail, but, since […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Megan Kruse

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Author Megan Kruse talks about her debut novel, Call Me Home, queer characters in rural places, sibling relationships, and how the music of Lucinda Williams inspires her.

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Tour Dreaming

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Though she’s never been on a book tour herself, poet Lee Upton has a clear idea of what her dream tour would be: “like a cruise in one of those old movies.” She writes about it further on the Tin House blog.

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Paying for a Book Tour

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Katey Schultz published her debut collection of stories, Flashes of War, through a university press. Lacking the support of a major publishing house meant Schultz ended up self-financing her book tour. To get started, she spent $12,000 on a publicist, tour manager, and airfare—about forty-percent of her yearly income—she tells The Billfold. But she knew if […]

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Goodwillie and Kyle on Tour

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Two of last month’s Rumpus readers, David Goodwillie and Aryn Kyle, are documenting their book tour and are sharing the comedic moments via tweets and tumblr, respectively. And as the Book Bench points out, not only can we revel in their hilarity, but we can appreciate what their social media tendencies does for the industry. […]

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