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The Teddy Bear on t-shirts [Jul. 30th, 2009|11:12 pm]
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marlowe1
http://www.cafepress.com/dybbukpress
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Wednesday Book Promotion [May. 20th, 2009|02:34 pm]
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marlowe1
Ok. I'm really falling behind in Wednesday Book Promotion. And now I find out that just doing an Amazon search is yielding a whole bunch of copies of Rashi that aren't mine. Including a Kindle edition that uses my (admittedly awful) cover design.

So this Wednesday, I'm going to just promote my own book. The Wednesday Book Promotion book is Rashi by Maurice Liber - this is a 1906 biography originally published by JPS. My version is easier to navigate (I updated formatting) and I include an introduction.

Cross-posted to book_pimp, of course.




What I'm asking you to do:

1. Click on the above links.
2. Add Tags. May I suggest "teddy bear cannibal massacre"?
3. Once you are at that link, hit the helpful or not helpful buttons for the reviews.
4. Hit those lists and guides and click on a few of those links.
5. Write your own List and include this book. Examples.
6. If you've read the book, write a review - both on your blog or on Amazon.
7. If you're interested in buying the book, buy it.
8. Go to Amazon and independently search for the book.
9. Copy this post into your own livejournal.

As usual this is the Wednesday Book Promotion. Help out as much as you can. Especially if I put your book up for Wednesday Book Promotion in the past.
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Ok. For both of you. [Apr. 8th, 2009|02:15 pm]
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marlowe1
Ok. So for the afternoon before Passover when you are sitting here thinking that you really want to buy a book, Wednesday Book Promotion is for Rashi by Maurice Liber. It's a general introduction to Rashi, who he was, the legends surrounding him and his place in time both as an innovator and a product of his time. The book then goes on to give an introduction to his commentary, Biblical and Gemara. Since it was written in 1906, it praises Rashi for inspiring Moses Mendelssohn and the haskalah (something that Artscroll wouldn't do. Nor would I for that matter.)

Cross-posted to book_pimp.

Yes. I've designed much better covers...



What I'm asking you to do:

1. Click on the above links.
2. Add Tags. May I suggest "teddy bear cannibal massacre"?
3. Once you are at that link, hit the helpful or not helpful buttons for the reviews.
4. Hit those lists and guides and click on a few of those links.
5. Write your own List and include this book. Examples.
6. If you've read the book, write a review - both on your blog or on Amazon.
7. If you're interested in buying the book, buy it.
8. Go to Amazon and independently search for the book.
9. Copy this post into your own livejournal.

As usual this is the Wednesday Book Promotion. Help out as much as you can. Especially if I put your book up for Wednesday Book Promotion in the past.
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(no subject) [Apr. 9th, 2008|10:45 am]
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marlowe1
As this is my first Wednesday Book Promotion where I'm more or less on time, I'm going to celebrate by trying to push one of the my non-selling titles. Actually this one seems to sell in real book stores because every time I check on LSI, people are buying it (thanks Publisher Weekly) but the Amazon sales rank sucks.

So today, the book of note is The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill. Israel Zangwill was a Victorian Jewish writer and a contemporary (friend?) of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His work was all the rage at the beginning of the 20th century. Not really too popular today as the fucking Amazon Sales Rank suggests.

Cross-posted to book_pimp, of course.


What I'm asking you to do:

1. Click on the above links.
2. Add Tags. May I suggest "teddy bear cannibal massacre"?
3. Once you are at that link, hit the helpful or not helpful buttons for the reviews.
4. Hit those lists and guides and click on a few of those links.
5. Write your own List and include this book. Examples.
6. If you've read the book, write a review - both on your blog or on Amazon.
7. If you're interested in buying the book, buy it.
8. Go to Amazon and independently search for the book.
9. Copy this post into your own livejournal.

As usual this is the Wednesday Book Promotion. Help out as much as you can. Especially if I put your book up for Wednesday Book Promotion in the past.
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(no subject) [Mar. 26th, 2008|03:55 pm]
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marlowe1
Not sure if I linked to this review of God Laughs When You Die

But check it out. In case you want to go to Horrorfind next weekend and see Michael read from it.
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2008 plan and an update [Jan. 13th, 2008|08:12 pm]
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marlowe1
Ok, I have updated http://www.dybbuk-press.com to note the Boatman book. I didn't update it enough for the Zangwill books or the Rashi book. I really should promote Rashi more since 30 more copies and I have a profit on the thing.

Anyhow for 2008, I think I'm going to concentrate on promotion of the existing titles -

1. Teddy Bear Cannibal Massacre, edited by Tim Lieder (hi!)
2. BADASS HORROR, edited by chrishall1987
3. Merely Mary Ann by Israel Zangwill (if you are reading this and like me, please click on the link. No one buys it and Amazon usually doesn't even go to it when you search for it by title. They prefer the $80 version)
4. The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill
5. Rashi by Maurice Liber
6. God Laughs When You Die by Michael Boatman

If these start making profits, I'm going to go ahead with jourdannex's I Have a Tiara and I Know How to Use It (which is a compiliation of her lj posts) and You Just Have to Learn to Stop Making G-d so Angry (Biblical Horror stories - one of these Bible Horror story projects needs to see publication. Why not one by me?). But they might have to wait for 2009.
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(no subject) [Nov. 25th, 2007|11:52 am]
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marlowe1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dybbuk_Press

This needs editing.
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Not much to report [Nov. 25th, 2007|11:08 am]
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marlowe1
Michael Boatman's book is selling well. I still need to pay Amanda and John for their illustrations. My own rent problems are staggering so it's going to be awhile until the next project. I think I want to publish a book of jourdannex's blog entries called I Have a Tiara and I Know How to Use It next.

Afterwards I can work on the book of horror stories based on Bible stories. Tenative title You Just Have to Learn to Stop Making G-d So Angry.
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(no subject) [Sep. 26th, 2007|12:19 pm]
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marlowe1
Grady Harp posted this review on Amazon and Powells
God Laughs When You Die by Michael Boatman
Grady Harp, September 18, 2007
Dark, Skanky, Funky Little Twisted Tales: Performance Art

GOD LAUGHS WHEN YOU DIE: Mean Little Stories from the Wrong Side of the Tracks - that's enough of a title tied with a terrific cover art borrowed from Hieronymus Bosch to make any inquisitive mind pick up this book. The fact that it is the debut outing of classy actor Michael Boatman adds to the impetus, but it is the settling in with these nine weird short stories that makes the reader realize that here is a new writing talent in the making. The stories could be read aloud and be considered as performance art, so full of wild imaginings and colorful creations, at times repulsively detailed explorations of body cavities and characters who drop in like gargoyles to keep the eye and the senses alert.

Where Boatman finds these ideas it at once curious and frightening. Yet he is able to tell the stories with a superb vocabulary that seems to ooze from the page like a jellied corpse attempting to rise. There is a lot of violence here, yet controlled with a sense of building tension for the reader to quickly turn the page for more detail. His 'characters' are flat like comic book figures - until they speak or do perverse and nasty deeds, and then they are strong enough to resemble memories from bad dreams or dyspepsia.

Sounds like a book that might be more than the average reader could swallow? Maybe. But it is definitely an art form looking for an incarnation and Boatman seems to be able to open and close each of the fairly brief stories like an able craftsman. If the 'book' feels dissociative, then that may be part of the purpose of choice of format. Whatever Michael Boatman has created here begs for development into a novel state, and perhaps being committed to a full-length book on one topic would hone the ideas and imagination with the skills he so obviously has at hand. Try it - but leave the night light on... Grady Harp


http://www.amazon.com/God-Laughs-When-You-Die/dp/0976654628/ref=sr_1_2/102-3121618-5972902?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190300419&sr=8-2

http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780976654629
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(no subject) [Aug. 20th, 2007|11:00 am]
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marlowe1
As August 15 was the official launch of The Big Bow Mystery, I'm going to be lazy this week and just promote myself.

So this Wednesday Book Promotion (5 days late) is The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill. Note that the cover art is by Mark Gertler - also public domain, but it's a cool painting right? Makes you want to go to the Tate and see it for real - if that's where it's held.

Cross posted to book_pimp and other fine communities.
What I'm asking you to do:

1. Click on the above links.
2. Add Tags.
3. Once you are at that link, hit the helpful or not helpful buttons for the reviews.
4. Hit those lists and guides and click on a few of those links.
5. Write your own List and include this book. Examples.
6. If you've read the book, write a review - both on your blog or on Amazon.
7. If you're interested in buying the book, buy it.
8. Go to Amazon and independently search for the book.
9. Copy this post into your own livejournal.

As usual this is the Wednesday Book Promotion. Help out as much as you can. Especially if I put your book up for Wednesday Book Promotion in the past.
linkpost comment

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