Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Road Trips Announcment

Frog Hollow Press sent out their announcment of my forthcoming chapbook, *Road Trips* today. I tried for a while to figure out how to post the pretty flyer here on Rose-coloured, but Blogger seemed determined to thwart my desire. And then Dan very nicely posted it on Thirsty, thus solving all my problems.

So take a look, if you care for such things. The cover is posted, too, and it's super-lovely. Just a few more weeks to go--I'm hoping to have the book in time for my birthday!



Da Ferdbid said...

I have purchased my copy! But... I will admit to not exactly knowing what it is I bought. Ahem... I thought chapbooks were poetry books. It seems like it is a book, but then the promo stuff implies it is not an official book. Wikipedia is useless. Help!

Kate S. said...

Beautiful cover! I look forward to reading it.

August said...

If there's any left by the 17th, I'll be purchasing a copy. The cover looks great!

Kerry said...

I can't wait to get mine.

AMT said...

I have purchased my copy too! Now tell Ferd what we bought. (It IS a beautiful cover. Maybe I will frame it and not read it. No, that is impossible.)

Rebecca Rosenblum said...

Ah, you guys are the best! Thanks for the kind comments (I'll pass'em on to the wonderous FHP publisher, Caryl, who made the cover).

A chapbook is, in simplest terms, a small book. I don't know if there's an exact size definition, but likely well under 100 pages. That's why poets so commonly publish them--a shocking amount of meaning can package up quite small in poetic form. But fictioneers do'em too--novellas and, in my case, mini-story-collections (just 2 stories).

Because they are so little, chapbooks are hard to market and sell. You never see these at Indigo, for example. Often--in Canada at least--chapbook publishers go for quality rather than quantity, printing a very small run of chapbooks but making each object a real thing of beauty. That's, in my opinion, the case with Frog Hollow. There won't be all that many copies of *Road Trips* printed, but they're gonna be lovely. There's even a couple internal illustrations that I am rather in love with.

I really hope you guys like the stories, but as a *thing*, I know you'll like the books.


Ransermo said...

Got my copy (I got the regular edition...sorry Becky we just bought new appliances). I look forward to reading new RR material. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats, RR!