The Book Werx
The Book Werx
A publishing company featuring reissues and updates of several of my older titles, new books, and books by other superb authors.
A publishing company featuring reissues and updates of several of my older titles, new books, and books by other superb authors. Read more
I am raising funds to do a hard launch of The Book Werx, a new publishing company dealing in E-Books and Print On Demand.
The launch will consist of four books, to be followed by more once the company is running. The initial four books will be
- The Bruce Springsteen Scrapbook
- The updated second edition of Turning Points in Rock and Roll
- The updated second edition of Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business: Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks
- An illustrated book for children and the adults who love them, Mom Has Rabies.
Future Books will include a reissue of The U2 Reader, A Quarter Century of Commentary, Criticism and Reviews, and a new title: Punim l' Punim: Face to Face with the Mavens, Machers, and Mensches of Popular Culture. Other books will be added to this list as they come. These will include other reissues of my own titles along with new books by myself and other talented writers, several of which are currently in negotiation. In the second year, I hope to put out another four books.
I have spent a couple of years dealing with the technological, marketing and legal ramifications of this endeavor, and realize I cannot do this alone. I have been speaking with a number of people with a variety of specialties to fill in where I will be unable - by matters of skill and time - to serve the project properly. These editors, marketers, publicists, lawyers, accountants, designers, cover artists, manufacturers and others will be expensive. The cost of entry into this is very low, but the cost of entering it the right way will require help. This is where you come in. I thank you for checking it out, and sincerely hope I am worthy of your support.
Risks and challenges
As with everything in life, people plan and G-d laughs. I am intent on getting at least a couple of the first books out by the end of 2016 if, with your help, this project gets funded (it will certainly take longer if it does not). I will keep everyone in the loop as to what is going on and when things will go out. Certain rewards have several moving parts and will arrive at various times, like the limited edition autographed first editions and the updated versions of those books. Many rely on other people to complete tasks like digitizing and copy editing and taking care of legal minutia. These things take time, and I believe I have left enough time for most of it in the deadlines I have set, but one never knows. If I fall behind (hey, wasn't that a Springsteen song?), I can only beg for your forbearance.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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