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  • xidrep
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    Good work, Agent K!

    When do I get my Ferrari? Oh, hang on, I can't have one: I have my own todger. :D

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  • nalpak retrac
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    Art monographs, artists, photography, architecture & c. publishers….

    The following is taken from my notebook (I visited The Strand and St. Mark's Books in Manhattan several weeks ago). I haven't tried all the links so there might be some typos. Everyone is welcome to click links and comment on the possibilities. 8)



    Assouline Publishing
    601 West 26th St.
    18th Flor
    NYC, 10001
    www.assouline.com

    Phaidon
    www.phaidon.com

    Skira Editore S.p.A.
    www.skira.net
    (distributed by:
    Rizzoli International Publications Inc.
    300 Park Ave. South
    NYC 10010)

    Thames and Hudson Ltd.
    181a High Holborn
    London WCIV 7QR

    The Vendome Press
    1334 New York Ave.
    NYC 10021

    Chronicle Books
    www.chroniclebooks.com

    Actar’s Boogazine (concept) published by:
    ACTAR
    Roca I Batlle 2
    E-08023 Barcelona
    www.actar.es
    [email protected]
    Distribution:
    [email protected]

    Princeton Architectural Press
    www.papress.com

    Loft Publications
    www.loftpublications.com

    daab gmbh
    www.daab-online.de
    associated with:
    Fusion Publishing gmbh
    www.fusion-publishing.com

    Monacelli Press
    publishes cutting-edge text/graphic conceptual groovy monographs by Rem Koolhaas, as does:
    Phaeton
    www.phaeton.de (I tried this--got VW. Is Phaeton the same as "Phaidon"?
    www.phaidon.com)
    Also publishes Koolhaas:
    Taschen
    http://www.taschen.com/
    As does:
    http://www.hatjecantz.de/en_index.php


    www.linksbooks.net

    Barnes & Noble Books

    Mark Batty Publishers
    www.markbattypublishrs.com

    Monacelli Press

    Booth-Clibborn Editions
    www.booth-clibborn.com

    Merrll Publishers
    www.merrellpublishers.com

    Prestel Verlag
    Prestel Publishing
    D-10629 Berlin

    Prestel Verlag
    Koniginstrasse 9
    80539 Munich
    49 89 38 17 09-0 phone
    49 (89) 38 17 09-35 fax
    1 (212) 995-2720 (NYC phone)
    1 (212) 995-2733 (NYC fax)
    44 (020) 7323 -5004 (London phone)
    44 (020) 7636-8004 (London fax)
    www.prestel.com

    www.papress.com

    www.magasin3.com

    Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
    www.bdp.demon.co.uk

    MassMoAC
    www.masmoca.org

    MQ Publications Ltd.
    www.mqpublications.com

    Fireside/Simon & Shuster

    Monographics: Series edited by Rick Payner, who is also editor of Eye,
    a review of graphic design; possible person to contact?
    Yale University Press with King Publishing Ltd., London
    www.yalebooks.com

    Last Gasp
    http://www.lastgasp.com/

    Affirmation:

    May the high-brow, ad hoc, extemporating internet self-illustrating underground take over the glossy, up-market 5thAve/Sloan Square/Monte Carlo/Vadim/Fellini/kiss kiss jet set! A Ferrari in every garage!

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  • xidrep
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    Yes, cover price...

    PX1 will be 'perfect' bound softback A4, with a 'glossy' (stiffer) cover and 160gsm pages (at least in the 'pilot' run) c.100 pages.

    50/50 on the consignment is fine...I'm almost tempted to let the shop set their own price! Perhaps we'll decide the cover price when the first issues are done - 'perceived value assesment'? I'm trying to make PX as pro as poss, but it's still a 'shoestring' publication - the Laser printing is good but not as good as I'd like for an 'arthouse' production - better than a lot of mag's, mind...

    Cheers for the link!

    I need to send Etive some material for the Website...she's done a groovy job of the holding page!

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  • nalpak retrac
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    I have been in contact with more bookstores. What is the cover price? You know, it is called a magazine, but it seems more like a book to me. High brow art!

    Book: 15-17 pounds, or $29.95?

    "International" magazine: 7 pounds, or $11.

    50/50 consignment? Is this the deal?

    How is it to be bound? Is the cover stiffer than paper? I assume it is?

    And here is a possible publisher (more to be posted):

    http://www.lastgasp.com/

    How's the Website coming along? We are being observed!

    :twisted:

    Mush!

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  • nalpak retrac
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    http://www.powells.com/publisherinfo.html


    http://www.ingrambook.com/new/publishers.asp

    http://www.btol.com/supplier_info.cfm


    http://www.pma-online.org/

    http://www.spannet.org/


    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/su...134980-3630231


    http://www.authorhouse.com/

    www.cafepress.com

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  • nalpak retrac
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    Hi Doc:

    We are doing a simple boilerplate business research report. The outline is here:


    [link expired]

    Ugh, I am on the quarter stystem. I have another four weeks to go. Fortunately there are no thesis committees to sit in on at my new post, though I miss the high drama.

    Um, Shamanism Conference?

    :)

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  • Doc
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    Re: moving product....

    Originally posted by Carter Kaplan

    P.S. In my professional writing course, I conclude the term with a business or technical research project that the entire class collaborates on. This time around I’ve got my students working on the problems associated with new magazine start-up: production, distribution, and forming relationships with advertisers. For example, one question we will pursue is how does one list items at amazon.com? As the central focus of their project, the students are following the development of Prototype X. If anyone has suggestions about specific research that could or should be done, please share your ideas. Thanks!

    I'm guessing I am entirely too late to add to this but...

    I find a very interesting mix of familiarity and anonymity on the board in general, and this section in particular. This helps create (I would guess) unique editorial and promotional conversations. For instance, here I can refer to our pulisher/ editor, quite informally, as Perdix, which fails to convey the professional nature of the relationship I have entered with an editor. Part of this is the nature of the board, part of it the nature of using aliases, and part of it is the nature of previous, non-editorial interactions.

    There may be a research question in there. I'm off the clock (as my semester is now finished), so I refuse to frame one correctly. :D

    Ironically, my own academic responsibilities--two thesis defenses, two other thesis committees, and finals--kept me off the board the last two weeks.

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  • nalpak retrac
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    Originally posted by Berry Sizemore

    I suggest the letter include a suggestion that the publication would fit well into an independent section. There seems to be bigger margin there for bookstores.
    Check. I have made an edit to that effect (see above).

    Meanwhile, I have received a positive response from Powells Books in Portland. They need to see a copy, and then we should be good to go.

    Um, we need a map and colored pins to track our growing empire? 8)

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  • Whiskers
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    Carter,

    I suggest the letter include a suggestion that the publication would fit well into an independent section. There seems to be bigger margin there for bookstores.

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  • nalpak retrac
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    Here's a letter that can be used to contact book stores:

    Dear (_bookseller_):

    I am writing about a new magazine called Prototype X.

    Our vision is to progress along the lines of the avant guard science fiction magazine New Worlds that Michael Moorcock edited in the 60s and early 70s. (As a matter of fact, Moorcock will have a story appearing in our first issue). We are going to publish experimental literature, pieces treating science and technology, and also art and comics.

    The magazine web site can be viewed here:

    www.prototypex.org.uk

    As Prototype X combines many genres, it might be placed in any variety of sections: arts, literary, science fiction, new age/alternative, comics, and so on. Or perhaps your bookstore has an independent section?

    We would like (_book store name_) to carry this new magazine. What is the next step?

    Thank you very much for your consideration.

    Sincerely,

    (_name_)

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  • DeeCrowSeer
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    It's Art, Jim, but not as we know it. Berry, that was so fetch. You go, Berry Sizemore. Microsoft took my baby away...

    "My computer got diseases from a Chumash tribe!
    The vibe gets kind of scary,
    Like, you think I'm ordinary,
    Like, it's all just temporary,
    Like, your toes are kinda hairy
    But it's all very well
    'Cos, God knows, I'll never tell!"

    At the moment there is no outstanding artwork to be scanned (and you can use the word "outstanding" any way you like in that sentence) although I am currently working on a sequel to the "spring cleaning" comic, inspired by my recent image-meltdown-identity-freak-out (or "hair cut contemplation" as it's otherwise known.), so no need to get all Bedford Falls just yet. I do appreciate the concern though. As a back-up plan, I'll start reading some ASCII art tutorials. :D

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  • M-A_19
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    Re: moving product....

    Originally posted by Berry Sizemore
    HA! Analyze that!

    I have now analyzed it and found it to be extremely high in delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol

    along with measures of wit and imagination.

    I think it might be Art, but we'll need to do further tests.......

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  • A_Non_Ymous
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    We would like to thank Mr. Sizemore for that Transgressive Moment, brought to you under the offices of Moorcock's (Expletive Deleted) Miscellany.

    We now return to our regular programming.

    LSN

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  • A_Non_Ymous
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    M-A_19,

    You've got to understand that Dee's usual computer system is suffering through the throes of tertiary syphilis (all those X-rated web sites) and is thus malfunctioning to the point of being useless.

    Consequently, he has been forced to login from the Difference Engine that his sister has apparently reconstructed from Babbage's original designs. Dee has a hard time finding compatible packages for the "other" DE. This is similar to the problems faced by Perdix at work when he surfs the net from the Differential Analyzer that his friend, Vannevar Bush, loaned him.

    :lol:

    LSN

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  • Whiskers
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    Re: moving product....

    Originally posted by Carter Kaplan
    P.S. In my professional writing course, I conclude the term with a business or technical research project that the entire class collaborates on. This time around I’ve got my students working on the problems associated with new magazine start-up: production, distribution, and forming relationships with advertisers. For example, one question we will pursue is how does one list items at amazon.com? As the central focus of their project, the students are following the development of Prototype X. If anyone has suggestions about specific research that could or should be done, please share your ideas. Thanks!
    So, if I said something naughty, right here, <expliteive deleted>, then your class would be forced to read it, and analyze it in part? W00t! Hi everyone! I'm being naughty! w00T w00T! Now I'm being irreverant. poot poot! Nixon! Get out of Viet Nam! Britney sucks!

    But seriously. Don't take any wooden nickels.

    Duran Duran rewls! Concrete Blond rawks!

    INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE.
    (to complete the other lesser known aspect of that quote)
    INFORMATION WANTS TO BE EXPENSIVE.

    Read the CATHEDRAL AND THE BAZAAR.

    Don't believe everything you're told, and be wary of INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION (you can trust Carter and Doc, I think, though and that leads us to the exceptions to the rewls.)

    Chips are actually fries.

    French fries aren't from France.

    Germans like French Fries with MAYO.

    Microsoft hates your freedom.

    There's no need to hate something you can eat.

    Together we all can EAT MICROSOFT.

    *slurrrrrrrrrrp*

    Yum. Uh oh. Labor won. Unemployment in the Pacific Northwest is brutal.

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    The seats on the train make my butt hurt.

    I drink coffee when I miss my connecting bus.

    Where have all the news stands gone?

    Are there 2 or 3 question marks in this post?

    Selling magazines is easy. Advertising is overrated. Advertising can increase the profit margin proportionally to the amount of stress dealing with customers. Sales people are the beloved Great Satans of business.

    Working on comission sucks. Working at Mc Donald's sucks, but you get all the Coke you want to drink for free.

    Coke will kill you.

    I only did coke one time.

    coke will kill you.

    Israeli rifles in Los Angeles during the late 80's and early 90's were a form of currency among the gangs of San Pedro.

    You live near a military installation.
    Nuclear wast will get trucked past your elementary schools very soon.

    Everthing on The Internet is a lie, but can be confirmed by witnesses who barely remember what they read.

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    PrototypeX tattoos don't hurt.
    Beached whales start to stink after a few days.
    Climbing up to the lighthouse was hard.

    Digging hot asphalt out of the street with popcicle sticks is easy during the summers in LA.
    Grapes do not become raisins within 24 hours in LA.
    NAUGHTY WORD

    "As you walk on by, won't you call my name."

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    NAUGHTY WORD

    The first thing you do when trying to sell advertising is have an idea of what it is you are capable of advertising. It does not make sense to sell parts of the moon, until you can provide 6 kilos of moon cheese as proof.

    ...falling diving the ocean, the bay's water, rises at his face blacking out the night falling from the Narrows, diving to THE END, a giant octopus's tenticale reaches out of the water, nabs him, and pulls him under to tear him apart with its ancient beak...

    INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE.

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    THE PEOPLE WHO WILL LOOK at your resume don't know what the fuck they are looking at. It's up to you to tell them what to think about you.

    These aren't the droids you're looking for.

    The people who will hire you want to feel warm and fuzzy about you.

    NEVER write your resume in crayon. IT JUST DOESn't work.
    Microsoft will eat your resume.
    I'm wearing a new orange shirt and veryone seems very impressed.
    I'm sweating.

    All of the above is the strategy for selling magazines.

    Always go to the lighthouse. Observe the whales below. They don't care that you exist. Dead whales start stinking right away.

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    Don't believe what they tell you about your resume. IT IS SUBJECTIVE.
    There are no spelling errors in this post. It's all lies. There are no grammatical errors in this post. Your resume will look good to a number of people. DON'T LISTEN TO HIM. Two years ago, I got 1 in 50 people interested in my resume. Last week I had 1 in 15.

    Magazines are view in a subjet context. LIAR!

    Whale that fly don't smell bad when they die.

    Make up your own mind about your WHALES. LIAR!

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    Germans like whales with MAYO. I should know. Norwegians live in whales, but not dead ones. HE TOLD ME THAT. I AM NOT A LIAR.

    ...He awoke inside the giant squid and pulled out his tuba and began to blow until the thing inflated and floated back to the top of the bridge...

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