RARA-AVIS: more "Publishers as Filters"

From: Frederick Zackel (fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 28 Jan 2010

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    From Publishers Lunch (January 27, 2010)

    "Stefan Petrucha's BLOOD PROPHECY, set during Napoleon's late-18th-century invasion of Egypt, featuring a "vampire Indiana Jones" who searches for ancient clues in an effort to become human again, to Alex Logan at Grand Central ...."

    A vampire Indy Jones. Uh-huh.

    "Nick Tosches' new novel about vampires who move in the bars and streets and subterranean places of New York City's night, to Michael Pietsch at Little, Brown, who will edit, for publication in Fall 2012, by Tosches ..."

    Mmmm. Nightlife, eh? Showy? Flashy? Glitzy Vampires?

    "No. 1 NYT bestelling author of Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, Ian Halperin pulls back the curtain on another celebrity whose identity cannot be revealed, to Lynn Grady at William Morrow, with Matthew Benjamin editing, for publication in September 2010, by Jarred Weisfeld at Objective Entertainment (world)."

    Wait! Wait a minute!

    Michael Jackson's not dead.

    He's coming back!

    To put the bite on us!!!

    Quick! Call my agent!!

    Michael Jackson has risen from the dead! Hallejuah!!

    "Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself alive ... who can sing and dance and whoop and bling ..."


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