RARA-AVIS: RARA-AVIS Willeford News & Question

From: JT Lindroos ( juha@oivas.com)
Date: 10 Apr 2003

Some news y'all might be interested in:

I'll be publishing a collection of Charles Willeford's short-fiction and poetry in the near future. We're hard at work typesetting the book and compiling the materials, but are stumped by one poem appearing in PROLETARIAN LAUGHTER (Alicat Bookshop Press, 1948). The copy I have at hand is missing the final poem, "Continuity...". If anybody has a copy, I would love to hear from you.

The new collection, titled THE SECOND HALF OF THE DOUBLE FEATURE, should be out in a couple of months at latest, probably in May. It'll be available through all large online bookstores (amazon, b&n, booksamillion) and from the publisher's website so should be no problem acquiring a copy. It'll be probably $18 for trade paperback and $35-40 for hardback (the difference will be that trade will only contain short fiction while hc will have added goodies, including complete published poetry and a large number of unpublished poems). The stories will include most or all of EVERYBODY'S METAMORPHOSIS, as well as some unpublished or rare items.

The marketing budget is tiny, with targeted review copies and possibly a few small ads. Some word-of-mouth would help us out a lot. If the book sells, we would certainly consider further volumes...

That's all for now, but I'll give more details when I have some.


JT Lindroos
wit's end publishing
Forthcoming: The Second Half of the Double Feature by Charles Willeford

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