August 19, 2011

The paper version of "99 Problems" is now available!

99 Problems: The Hypermodern Paper Edition

99 Problems: The Hypermodern Paper Edition

99 Problems: The Hypermodern Paper Edition

99 Problems: The Hypermodern Paper Edition

We're reaching the end of the summer, which means we're finally finishing up the project that has consumed so much of my time the last three months, getting new handmade paper editions finished and available of all of CCLaP's old electronic books from the last four years (known collectively as the "Hypermodern Editions," a term from within the field of book collecting that refers to any title less than thirty years old); in fact, I'm happy to say that the final one in the bunch, Ben Tanzer's remarkable series of essays on the subjects of running and writing, 99 Problems, is now finally available along with the others. For those who don't know, this is the only book by the center now to crack the top 10,000 national bestsellers at the Amazon Kindle store, and also to crack the top 100 nationally in its specific category of "sports memoirs;" we technically had copies for sale at the big book release party CCLaP held in Chicago last week, although today is the first time they're going on sale to the general public. Anyway, you can simply click on the links below to directly order a copy, either one with recycled paper or one made with cotton sheets; like I said, each one is made and bound completely by hand, including hardbound purple fabric covers with neo-Victorian decorative interiors, held together by external Coptic stitching with pink thread...

USA: Recycled paper: $15 (plus $5 shipping)

USA: Cotton sheets: $20 (plus $5 shipping)

INTERNATIONAL: Recycled paper: $15 (plus $13 shipping)

INTERNATIONAL: Cotton sheets: $20 (plus $13 shipping)

CCLaP's Hypermodern Editions

CCLaP's Hypermodern Editions

CCLaP's Hypermodern Editions

Anyway, so that now makes it officially five such titles now available through CCLaP's Hypermodern program -- Sally Weigel's 2009 Too Young to Fall Asleep, this one from 2010, Mark R. Brand's Life After Sleep from this winter, Jason Fisk's Salt Creek Anthology from this spring, and the new anthology Amsterdamned If You Do from this summer, edited by the center's 2011 intern, Traci Kim (not pictured above; photos of that will finally be coming next week). And then next month we have another anthology coming in this format, American Wasteland: Bleak Tales of the Future on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11; and then in October, the 2011 Hypermodern series will finish up with the debut novel of Katherine Scott Nelson, a young-adult title (the center's first) which right now has the working title of Have You Seen Me. It's been tremendous fun putting all these together this summer, and I have to confess that they've been selling like hotcakes, so I hope that you too will have a chance to pick up one or more of them yourself soon!

Filed by Jason Pettus at 3:55 PM, August 19, 2011. Filed under: Arts news | CCLaP Publishing | CCLaP news | Literature |