Soft Skull Press
- Brooklyn, NY, United States
- member since April 2, 2007
Soft Skull Press’s last login was Thursday, February 19, 2009.
Hey Soft Skull Press. I'd like to give the publishers who are members of fiction effect the chance to say a little something about 2008 as well as talk about what's to come. Let me know if you would like to participate, however briefly, and I'll start the thread. A new year of happiness to you.
I am seeking a publisher for three novels which I have completed. The details of the books are described in the internet links below. They are:
1. Seven Victims in Marseille. A French police procedural novel and thriller set in 1962, involving a series of seemingly unrelated murders. http://sunshinebc.com/wordpress2/seven-victims-in-marseille/ (I lived in Marseille during that period, so the background is authentic).
2. Slaughterhouse: A Novel of France's OAS. What happens when the exiled remnants of a French terrorist organization returns to claim millions of francs in stolen money. http://sunshinebc.com/wordpress2/212/ This story takes place during the same period as Seven Victims.
3. Eldercare. A satirical look at life in the year 2036. The book is fully illustrated, including cover. http://sunshinebc.com/wordpress2/eldercare-a-novel-of-the-year-2036/
I retired as a practicing attorney last year and finally finished three of the six novels I'd worked on over the years. Have I ever published anything? Yes, a scholarly law book, twelve lengthy legal articles, and a slough of book reviews and shorter pieces, all on law.
I did all the art work for the books myself. (I use Adobe Photoshop, Corel PhotoPaint, CorelDraw, Poser, and Vue, and I poke around a bit in 3ds max, which I'm still trying to learn). I've got the books all laid out for digital publication in a 6 by 9 format.
I'd be very interested in your looking these over. If you want to go further with any of them, I can send you some sample chapters, bio, and those sorts of things.
I'm really sorry -- it was kind of an accident that I invited you all to this (darn) site. I just hit the wrong button and -BANG- it sent an invite to my whole list...
So now I want to tell you that I'm switching over to www.goodreads.com --
it's better organized, easier to browse, and easier to find small press titles.
(I might not come back here to update, cuz it's too much work to do two lists.)
Also, i'm annoyed at Shelfari for sending an invite to everyone in my address book before i even had a chance to look at how the site worked. Plus, the name of this site is too embarrassing to pronounce out loud, don't you find?
(I've also heard "librarything" is a good website, but that's more like to actually catalog your library and organize and share the info online.... that's the next step.)
If you'd like to connect on "goodreads" i'm listed as Matvei... because that's who i am, for better or for worse,
See ya later, Shelfari -- and sorry for any inconvenience!
Hello! Thought you might be interested in a new group here on Shelfari called Publishing: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/10943/about
It's all about the business side of publishing (and all the craziness that entails). Be among the first to join and feel free to start a discussion.
Hey soft skull press. Your shelf looks interesting. I just started a group discussing fc2 books, but may expand because books available via shelfari are limited.
Would you be interested in a combined small press/pub co-op?
I read about Sharpe's book in Poets and Writers a while ago.