Thursday, October 22, 2009

All the Layouts

Last night I completed a draft for the layout of Mairéad Byrne's poetry collection, The Best of (What's Left of) Heaven (forthcoming January 2010). At 224 pages, with a variety of heading styles and poem styles, it was no easy task. It took about 12 hours and when I finished I felt great about the whole thing. I felt so good that I did the layout for Andy Devine's book, WORDS (forthcoming April 2010). That one only took 2 hours. It's 88 pages long.

If anyone wants a review PDF of either of these, let me know. This is probably a VERY limited time offer, as both of these books are still not completely proofed or edited. There is still much undecided on these books, in fact, but I thought it would be neat to let people see the process at the beginning.

Narrow House is putting out a big book of poetry called the IE Reader. This has been in the works for a long time because it's a beast of a book, with tons of poets included like CA Conrad, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swenson . . . and people who's names begin with other letters like "A" and "L" and "^#." Maybe not that last one.

And on top of that, they sent me the reader pages for myyyyyyyy boooooooooooook

myyyyyyy book
my book

(feels GREAT to say that)

my book, Adam Robison and Other Poems. All of me is really happy with this book. It's fun to be on the other side of the publishing thing. My book RULES all the other books. It is an immodest book. It's 86 pages long I think. Who wants it?

Joe Young's book is at the printer now. I thought I would have been shipping pre-orders already but the process got delayed by the fact that I decided to use a better printer. A slower printer, but a better printer.

I'm going to stop writing now.

First though I wanted to say that since all the PG books are the same size, they look really great next to each other on the shelf.

3 comments:

christopher higgs said...

I can't wait to get a copy of your book, Adam. When will it go on pre-sale?

Adam R said...

Hey, thanks Chris. I'm not sure when presales start. Last I heard, the book itself will be available before the end of the year.

davidpeak said...

My PG books all hang together. I am a big fan of sizing things and matching up spines. Good job.

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