February 23, 2009

It's day eight of the Ben Tanzer virtual book tour

Ben Tanzer virtual book tour 2009

Well, all right! It's day eight of CCLaP's latest artistic experiment, a two-week "virtual book tour" being conducted by Chicago author Ben Tanzer, in support of the story collection Repetition Patterns that the center put out last fall. You can click here to read more about the tour if you'd like, including the entire schedule and what exactly a "virtual book tour" is anyway.

And hey, what better way to kick off week two of the tour than with a stop at the blog of our old friend Amy Guth, Chicago author and founder of the Pilcrow Literary Festival. (For those who don't know, I've reviewed one of Amy's books here in the past, as well as interviewed her for the CCLaP Podcast.) Oh, and what do you know, she and Ben actually made a video! How cool! It's a nine-minute back-and-forth video interview, in fact, where the two discuss the book's origins, its unique pricing structure, and the until-now highly-guarded secret behind CCLaP Publishing's real reason for success -- free backrubs for all signed authors.

Anyway, you can click here for the highly entertaining video at Amy's website; and make sure to come by again tomorrow, when Ben will be stopping by the offices of the Chicago Literary Examiner.

Check out previous tour stops: Pete Anderson | Elizabeth Crane | Jason Jordan | What To Wear During An Orange Alert | Tim Hall | Virtual postcard | Michael FitzGerald

Filed by Jason Pettus at 10:53 AM, February 23, 2009. Filed under: Arts news | CCLaP Publishing | CCLaP news | Literature |