amandapalmer
amandapalmer:

as some of you have seen unfold on here, my book - “THE ART OF ASKING” - is officially DONE. inspired by my TED talk and also sort of a memoir, i’ve been doing almost nothing else since january…but after months of intense writing, editing, and reading aloud for the audiobook, it soon finds its way to you and i’ll embark on a little signing tour in support of it. i can’t wait for you to hopefully read (or listen).
it’s about…everything.
and it’s COMING OUT on NOVEMBER 11th (in hardcover, e-reader, and audiobook formats).
and HERE IS THE COVER. i think it’s beautiful.
if you wanna know how i ended up naked and getting my body painted by a bunch of LA artists (with allan amato shooting the whole thing), i wrote a blog about the MAKING OF the cover. it’s HERE on my site.
p.s. as mentioned, i will be doing a HUGE BOOK-SIGNING TOUR in the states this fall. i’ll announce dates alongside pre-order info for SIGNED copies, SOON via THE GOLDEN, HOLY MAILING LIST and my blog. if you don’t want to hold out for a written-on-by-me copy, pre-order info is up now at amandapalmer.net. more soon. LOVE.

We are SO excited!

amandapalmer:

as some of you have seen unfold on here, my book - “THE ART OF ASKING” - is officially DONE. inspired by my TED talk and also sort of a memoir, i’ve been doing almost nothing else since january…but after months of intense writing, editing, and reading aloud for the audiobook, it soon finds its way to you and i’ll embark on a little signing tour in support of it. i can’t wait for you to hopefully read (or listen).

it’s about…everything.

and it’s COMING OUT on NOVEMBER 11th (in hardcover, e-reader, and audiobook formats).

and HERE IS THE COVER. i think it’s beautiful.

if you wanna know how i ended up naked and getting my body painted by a bunch of LA artists (with allan amato shooting the whole thing), i wrote a blog about the MAKING OF the cover. it’s HERE on my site.



p.s. as mentioned, i will be doing a HUGE BOOK-SIGNING TOUR in the states this fall. i’ll announce dates alongside pre-order info for SIGNED copies, SOON via THE GOLDEN, HOLY MAILING LIST and my blog. if you don’t want to hold out for a written-on-by-me copy, pre-order info is up now at amandapalmer.net. more soon. LOVE.

We are SO excited!

darienlibrary
bookpeopleaustin:

We recently launched a fun, brand new experiment we’re calling the BookPeople Trust Fall. Trust us on a debut novel, sight unseen, & we’ll send you a surprise package full of goodies (including the book, of course). What do you think? Want to take a chance? Here’s more info: http://www.bookpeople.com/bookpeople-trust-fall
We’ll reveal our first Trust Fall pick on Monday! #bookpeople #trustfall #debut

LOVE this.

bookpeopleaustin:

We recently launched a fun, brand new experiment we’re calling the BookPeople Trust Fall. Trust us on a debut novel, sight unseen, & we’ll send you a surprise package full of goodies (including the book, of course). What do you think? Want to take a chance? Here’s more info: http://www.bookpeople.com/bookpeople-trust-fall

We’ll reveal our first Trust Fall pick on Monday! #bookpeople #trustfall #debut

LOVE this.

millionsmillions
millionsmillions:

Most readers have their own idiosyncratic systems for displaying the most valuable titles they own. For a lot of people, it makes the most sense to keep their favorite books on a particular shelf. At The Paris Review Daily, Sadie Stein writes about an odd phenomenon — “The Phantom Shelf,” which consists of books you love so much you had to lend them to friends. (Related: Kevin Hartnett on reading our parents’ bookshelves.)

millionsmillions:

Most readers have their own idiosyncratic systems for displaying the most valuable titles they own. For a lot of people, it makes the most sense to keep their favorite books on a particular shelf. At The Paris Review Daily, Sadie Stein writes about an odd phenomenon — “The Phantom Shelf,” which consists of books you love so much you had to lend them to friends. (Related: Kevin Hartnett on reading our parents’ bookshelves.)

Facts about working at Grand Central Publishing: The system we use to order books from our warehouse is called “online gifting,” (OG) and every order gets an order number that starts with OG.
Fact about one person who works at Grand Central Publishing: Every time I get an online gifting order confirmation in my inbox, I see that OG and think about this Pam Grier movie from the ’90s:

Facts about working at Grand Central Publishing: The system we use to order books from our warehouse is called “online gifting,” (OG) and every order gets an order number that starts with OG.

Fact about one person who works at Grand Central Publishing: Every time I get an online gifting order confirmation in my inbox, I see that OG and think about this Pam Grier movie from the ’90s:

elizabethminkel

elizabethminkel:

katiecoyle:

poptimism:

Mallory Ortberg has a voice like an old movie actress. (“Male Novelist Jokes” at the Last Bookstore in LA)

Mallory Ortberg is everything.

Plus three cheers for Roxane Gay snapping a pic behind her.

Today’s agenda:

  • Convince office to open an outpost in LA so I can go to events like this.
  • Sign up for diction lessons.