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Only a week left to apply for an OR internship...
Please help us spread the word! We’re looking for a couple of book lovers to join our team at OR Books—publishers of Eileen Myles, Douglas Rushkoff, Norman Finkelstein, and Miles Klee, to name a few. Internships are paid and flexible. Click on the links below for more info: Sales Internship: if you’re interested in ebooks, sales and business. Publicity Internship: if you’re...
“Twelve 506 page volumes printed-on-demand, representing a scale model of our solar system from the Sun to Pluto. 5.5″ x 8.5″ volumes, perfect bound, white interior paper (50# weight), black and white interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight).” By Mishka Henner Print-on-demand you say? We do that too.
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Sales Internship at OR Books
We’re looking for an intern who wants to learn about ebooks, sales, and the business side of digital publishing. The internship is part-time and entails working closely with the Sales Manager to build sales reports, liaise with Amazon, Google Books, and independent bookstores, update databases, prepare administrative...
Newsnight's Paul Mason: in position for a bad sex... →
“Mason’s just-published debut novel Rare Earth (‘a washed-up TV reporter stumbles on a corruption scandal in China’) has moments that leave the Sky News anchor looking prim, including a standout scene distinctively fusing economics and erotica. In it a character called Khunbish explains a business deal while he and his lover Chun-li try out ‘tantric position...
Writers in China often have to fictionalise their work in order to be heard....– Hsiao-Hung Pai on Paul Mason’s Rare Earth.
At least six weddings in Iraq and Afghanistan that were wiped out in part or...– OR author Chase Madar, in his must-read piece today on TomDispatch.com
Internship at OR Books (paid)
We’re on the lookout for an intern to work in our publicity department (college students or recent-grads). Feel free to reblog, RT, or pass along to anyone you think might be a good fit. — OR Books, a NYC-based publishing startup, is looking for a media-savvy college student (or recent grad) to join our team as a publicity intern. The position is part-time and entails working closely...
I screwed Emma once, long before all this, in a sleazy motel outside Cape...– Miles Klee, Ivyland (via taliamailman)
On the 10th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay... →
We’ll be posting quotations from the Defense Department’s interrogation logs in real time over on our Twitter account this afternoon to commemorate victims of torture. TONIGHT, 7 PM: Hope you’ll be joining us at Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium for The Torture Report author Larry Siems discussing what needs to be done to repair the damage of America’s post-9/11 torture...
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Finally Rare Earth, the new novel by BBC Newsnight economics correspondent Paul...– Seems Hugh Muir is also amused by the phrase “robust bonking scenes.”
This valuable book not only documents Washington’s involvement in the...– Against the Current reviews Who Killed Che?: How the CIA Got Away with Murder.
Sometimes the truth is buried in front of us. →
Larry Siems on this week’s ACLU Studio podcast, talking about his new book The Torture Report: What the Documents Say About America’s Post-9/11 Torture Program. While Siems was upset by the stories he discovered of the systematic abuse of detainees, he was also inspired by how many “American servicemen and servicewomen, intelligence officers recognized immediately that this was...
OR Author CHASE MADAR on this week's Wilshire and... →
Madar discusses The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. History on Variety.com’s Politics podcast. It’s the perfect listening length for the trip from Manhattan to Brooklyn (many other places too — just sayin’). -Abigail
Possible side effects of IVYLAND may include: * Impatiently opening plastic wrap to the sweet sounds of Caro Emerald (we approve) (above video: ohrohin) * Insomnia (photo: artyucko) * Devious grins (photo: squeela) Consider yourselves warned. -Abigail
Mason does sex well, the book’s many robust bonking scenes presumably...– RARE EARTH reviewed today in The Morning Star. Also: the book is “compelling,” Paul Mason writes “poignantly,” and he proves that “fiction can tell big truths that factual accounts sometimes miss.” In other news,”robust bonking scenes” is nearly...
Close to 300 Eileen Myles fans have sent a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org to see what happens…what’re you waiting for?
Charlton Library Sends Police To Collect Overdue... →
As a lifelong library patron who lost a lot of items as a kid, this was essentially my biggest fear. (I’ve gotten better — before the holidays this year, I spent an entire afternoon returning books to four different library systems!) Posted by Abigail
Nice way to kick off 2012: “The One Percenters’ Little Gold Book” (by Billionaire for Bush Thurston Howell III, with his trusty aide Kurt Opprecht) has met its Kickstarter goal! Look for it early this year, from OR Books. — John
If anyone wants to query the authenticity of [the sex scenes in RARE EARTH], I...– Paul Mason, in today’s interview with the Guardian