Introduction to my books about Burroughs and Musicians

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Introduction to my books about Burroughs and Musicians

Postby CaseyContrarian » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:57 am

Comes out this year on University of Texas Press. I’m just finishing up with the manuscript. Thought some of you may want to look at the intro, which is basically the book’s thesis.

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Re: Introduction to my books about Burroughs and Musicians

Postby chaos » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:11 pm

Congratulations! This sounds interesting. Looking forward to the release. :thumb: :rockon:
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Re: Introduction to my books about Burroughs and Musicians

Postby blackcoffee » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:23 pm

Yes. Big congrats. I look forward to it also. Do you expect U of Texas Press to have wide distribution and/or a marketing campaign for this, or is it being aimed at a more academic audience?
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Re: Introduction to my books about Burroughs and Musicians

Postby CaseyContrarian » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Yeah, it's mass market, not academic, so it will be well distributed. The marketing is probably going to be focused on hoity toity book review journals, magazines, and newspapers, where they still exist. All the ones with New York in the name, basically. I want to do Maron. That's my one personal goal related to this book. Other than that, I think there will be strong word of mouth in that weird but global community of Burroughs enthusiasts and looky-loos, many of whom got there by way of the musicians I talk about in this book.

I should've just said "ANR is my marketing plan."
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Re: Introduction to my books about Burroughs and Musicians

Postby Pandemonium » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:05 pm

Nice intro, looking forward to your book. This very short out-take from a U2 video shoot shortly before Burrough's death always cracks me up. He could be an intimidating, even terrifying guy even in his final years....

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