Check out the Gun Fag Manifesto blog! It may or may not come to serve as a repository for GFM-style content, but for now you can use to mine for promotional images, request review copies, or to learn a bit more about the book before you throw down some of the hard-earned cash that you'd set aside for beer and ammo.
Order soon if you want to receive a copy in time for Christmas.
Memento mori. Or: Memento mori. Or: Memento mori.
Gun Fag Manifesto goes to press next week. It's an insanely entertaining book. Above is a sneak peek of the cover design by Kevin Slaughter of Underworld Amusements (the co-publisher). Nine-Banded Books will be begin taking advance orders in the next few days.
Next up in the 9BB publishing queue:
I do expect a few intervening surprises, but these are the top priorities. All I can say for sure is at this point is that Down Where the Devil Don't Go will be next. It's going to be a busy year.
If you are very rich and very ill, please consider making a bequest to 9BB in your will. It'll help move the conveyor belt.
Yeah, this is happening.
Peter and I did this thing a few weeks back at Quimby's in Chicago, and by most accounts it went well enough. So we're doing it again — this time at the great Atomic Books in Baltimore (the same venue that graciously hosted Nine-Banded author, Mikita Brottman, upon the release of her fine book, Thirteen Girls, which you should read).
The present occasion is the concurrent release of two books by Peter — Tool. and Mine. I will introduce Peter and, if we are to follow the Quimby's template, I may also have a few semi-coherent remarks concerning the curatorial role of independent publishers — and Nine-Banded Books specifically — in promoting controversial and overlooked literature during these precious latter days of the post-Gutenberg era. Peter will talk about his work and show a short film, and he will of course be available to sign books that you can mark up and sell on eBay when the rent is due.
Anything else to note? Only that Mikita is expected to be there, along with Kevin Slaughter ("The Chip Kidd of underground book design®" who also runs the always interesting publishing venture, Underworld Amusements). Oh, and I'm to understand that "adult beverages" (we're all adults here, yes?) will be on offer, compliments of the house.
Anyway, the festivities are scheduled to begin at around 7pm on Saturday, April 13. Here's the Atomic Books Facebook page for the event. And here's the announcement on their website. Please do try to come if you're in the neighborhood and have some idea of what you're signing on for.