Friday, October 8, 2010

BEAT to a PULP: Round One is Released!

So once upon a time (about a year ago) a boy thought it would be a cinch to put together a book and publish it. He had two friends who warned him against it because A) short story collections typically don’t sell well and B) print is going down like a T-Rex on a Cretaceous morning. But, luckily, these friends were very good friends and they supported the boy with the bold idea just the same and brought their incredible talents to the project.

Thank you, Ms. Ash, for an unmatched editing skill that has taken our humble webzine into ever widening circles. You are a class act on the rise to the toppermost and I am glad to be able to call you friend and partner.

Thank you, dMix, for landing the cover artist and formatting this beast and your countless hours of devotion to details. You make us look so good. You are BTAP.

And thanks to the many writers who make up this collection. Trusting us with your stories is an honor we take very seriously and I hope we have done you proud.

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, BEAT to a PULP: Round One is now available through Createspace.

I will post again as Round One becomes available in other outlets over the next few weeks.

Early reviews: Not The Baseball Pitcher | Western Fiction Review

30 comments:

Chris said...

Huzzah! Traveling today, but you can be sure I'll put a post up tomorrow as soon as I get home.

Naomi Johnson said...

All righty! Congratulations to you and the other folks at BTAP. I'm looking forward to holding this in my hands and reading.

James Reasoner said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see it and read the stories I haven't read already (and reread the ones I have!)

Scott Parker said...

I know what I'll be getting folks for Christmas this year...

Keith Rawson said...

Awesome, David! Can't wait to dig in!

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Chris. And safe travels.

Naomi, I'm looking forward to your review on R1.

James, I deeply appreciate all the support you have shown BTAP.

Scott, Buy early and often. (Hat tip: Bill Crider)

Keith, Gracias. And this upcoming week Mesa is going to kick some ass at BTAP.

Evan Lewis said...

Cheers for that boy and his friends!

I.J. Parnham said...

Congratulations.

Alan Griffiths said...

Congratulations to all involved with this terrific collection of stories. The cover, as everybody has already commented, is superb.

Kind regards.

G said...

Congrtulations once again.

Looks like I'll have to break out that old credit card of mine to make a rare book purchase within the next few weeks.

Funny how my only new book purchases have come thru the blog world.

I wonder why that is?

Kieran Shea said...

Ah.

Did you send copies to B'con?

Leah J. Utas said...

Yay!

Austin Carr said...

Big congrats!

Dave Zeltserman said...

David, congratulations on a fine collection. You should be proud!

--Dave

David Cranmer said...

Evan & I.J., Thank you, both. Your contributions are both top shelf tales.

Thanks, Alan. And it is true that cover kicks it into overdrive. James O’Barr rules!

G, I know what you mean. My last forty or so purchases have come from Blogger suggestions.

Kieran, Yep, it is being taken care of. I have a dealer that plans on selling some.

Leah & Austin, Thanks.

Dave, I can’t thank you enough for your support of this project. Much appreciated.

Jake said...

Congratulations! You guys have worked so hard on this book. Proud to be a part of it.

Chap O'Keefe said...

My hope-of-the-year is that reservations A and B will be proven wrong. With a product as good as this, there has to be a chance. As has been pointed out already, more people are making more of their book purchases via the internet than at bookstores these days. I know I am, even though international shipping more than doubles book prices. The stores have lost the plot -- few where I am, for example, appreciate the appeal of fiction in the pulp tradition.

Jay said...

Congratulations David! You and your team worked hard to achieve this. Well done.

David Cranmer said...

Jake, Your story was so damn good we kicked off the antho with it.

Chap, I hope you are right, sir. And I hope folks handing out awards pay attention to "The Unreal Jesse James." One of the finest short stories of the year.

Gracias, Jay.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Elaine and you are an inspiration. From the first week, and every week and now this. I can't wait to see and read it.

chad rohrbacher said...

Fantastically cool.

Glenn Gray said...

Such exciting news, to see this finally out. You guys must be so relieved! Congrats to Dave, Elaine and D. And thanks for letting me be part of it. Now you can start working on Round Two!

David Cranmer said...

Patti, Thank you so much for all your help.

Chad, Thanks. I hope you enjoy it.

Glenn, Round Two? I just passed out.

Jodi MacArthur said...

!!!

Hilary Davidson said...

I'm so excited about this collection. It's an honor to be included in it, but the truth is I can't wait to read all of the great, pulpy fiction by writers I admire! Thank you David, Elaine, and dMix for all of your hard work and for making a great idea a reality.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool. I'll be picking up a copy in the next couple of days, and will post about it on my blog with the interview with Elaine. Looking forward to reading and reviewing this one.

David Cranmer said...

Jodi, And next: "Pillow Talk!"

Hilary, Your support has been out of this world. Much, much thanks.

Charles, I hope you like it as much as I have the Talera series.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations to everyone! Definitely something to be proud of!

Anonymous said...

Just ordered my copy and can't wait to get it in my hands. Also, I will be sending it to you for a signature. Congratulations to all at BTAP. Sharon

David Cranmer said...

Thank you, Alyssa.

Sharon, Thanks sister!