Sometimes I like to tell the story of a book and how it came to be. If you were at the release party for Edward Mullany’s first book, If I Falter at the Gallows, you heard selections from the two-year-long email conversation between Edward and me. Last year at the release of Stephanie Barber’s Night Moves, I published a piece about the book at The Nervous Breakdown. With erstwhile Penguin editor Tom Roberge, I wrote about Shane Jones’s Light Boxes at BOMB.
Here I’d like to tell the story of SCARECRONE by Melissa Broder, which comes out tomorrow. Tomorrow!
I should note at the outset that it’s actually not a very interesting story—which I think is fitting. Not fitting for the book, which is anything BUT boring, but fitting for how books usually get done. While the process is filled with emotion for the writer (of course), it’s also a narrow path and one that most writers, published or not, are familiar with. You write, you submit, you wait, you hear back, you wait, you respond to edits, you weigh in on design concepts, you wait, you post on Facebook, you post on Tumblr.
Having said all that, though, I realize there are some anomalies in the SCARECRONE story.
*Special deal below.* *DEAL OVER*
Spencer always sounds so “down to earth.”
Anyway, many people are asking about how to order Spencer’s book, You Can Make Anything Sad (pictured above), but the book doesn’t come out until April 29.
I don’t like opening preorders more than one month before the release date.
On the other hand, if you preorder Melissa Broder’s book SCARECRONE with this link (DEAL OVER, LINK REMOVED), I will send you SCARECRONE right away with instructions on how to get Spencer’s book for only $5, when preorders do open.
*That was the special deal.* *WHICH IS OVER*
Thnaks everydboy. Don’t wait for the movie. (No wait, do wait for it. Spencer made a movie about this book.)
"Light Control," SCARECRONE, Melissa Broder
$10 @ publishinggenius.com if you are one of 50 lucky people
right now I am one of one who has a copy
normally you are one in a trillion but right now you will want to be one in 50