Friday, November 30, 2012

Punk Hostage Press Catalog 2012

Punk Hostage Press Catalog 2012

 Fractured by Danny Baker

Fractured by Danny Baker

Authored by Danny Baker

Introduction by Iris Berry

Cover design or artwork by Billy Burgos

Edited by A. Razor
Associate editor Iris Berry 

Fractured is the first book of poems by Danny Baker and the first offering from Punk Hostage Press.This book has a lot of impact in its imagery and well-crafted lines that capture emotional states from the edge looking back into the abyss of existence, measuring the distance of all that lies in between.

Price: 12.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/3838652
Publication Date: Apr 07 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 0985129301 / 9780985129309
Page Count: 138
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / General           https://www.createspace.com/3838652

Better Than A Gun In A Knife Fight by A. Razor

Authored by A. Razor

Introduction by Bucky Sinister

Cover design or artwork by Geoff Melville
Edited by Iris Berry 

A Collection Of Prose and Poetry from A. Razor, who has published and written and shared his work on the road and from inside prison for many years, now here is the writer’s work in one book that presents many styles and influences all worked out with a genuine love that has driven a lifetime struggle for peace among the words of this world.

Price: 18.95 , to order thsi book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/3837987
Publication Date: May 19 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 098512931X / 9780985129316
Page Count: 232
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / American / General      https://www.createspace.com/3837987

 The Daughters of Bastards by Iris Berry

The Daughters of Bastards by Iris Berry

Authored by Iris Berry

Foreword by Dimitri Monroe

Introduction by Pleasant Gehman

Cover design or artwork by Geoff Melville

Edited by A. Razor

Associate Editor: Gwenn Morreale
Associate Editor: Michele McDannold 

The long awaited book from Punk Hostage Press founding editor Iris Berry, entitled the Daughters Of Bastards, is a ride through the dirty streets of 1980s Hollywood that never stops delivering the real taste of a womanhood claiming a place for itself surrounded by the perverseness of a crumbling mystique that was once a golden tinseled dreamland.

Price: 15.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/3884122
Publication Date: Oct 01 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 0985129328 / 9780985129323
Page Count: 122
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Non-Fiction/Criminals & Outlaws
https://www.createspace.com/3884122

 Drawn Blood by A. Razor

Drawn Blood:Collected Works from D.B.P.Ltd., 1985-1995 by A. Razor

Authored by A. Razor
Introduction by Maureen McNally
Edited and Designed by A. Razor

This book is a collected works of poetry and prose that appeared on the now defunct Drew Blood Press, Ltd. imprint in 11 different chapbook titles from 1985 until 1995.
It is representative of the diversity in voice A. Razor developed early on as a poet and prose writer. The meticulous work to use form and create new styles within those forms in order to better describe the environment that the writer was immersed in.
This book is a collection of many of the pieces and a chronology of how they appeared, along with the titles of the chapbooks they appeared in, up to the year 1995.

Price: 9.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/3923496
Publication Date: Jul 12 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 1478156899 / 9781478156895
Page Count: 254
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / General     https://www.createspace.com/3923496

‘impress’ by C.V. Auchterlonie 

impress by C.V. Auchterlonie

Authored by C.V. Auchterlonie

Introduction by Michael Mc Aloran, Rob Plath

Cover design or artwork by Geoff Melville, Photograph by Sean J. Heavey
Edited by A. Razor 

This book a refreshing and invigorating journey into imagery and emotion as layered in the language of the soulful living in the moment, with a grand visage of the past and hopeful beacon into the future. The poetics here are exemplary and profound, with a spirit that endures and heals as it goes with you hand in hand.

Price: 15.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/4017727
Publication Date: Nov 09 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 0985129336 / 9780985129330
Page Count: 136
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / Women Authors  https://www.createspace.com/4017727

 Tomorrow, Yvonne by Yvonne De la Vega

Tomorrow, Yvonne. Poetry & Prose for Suicidal Egotists by Yvonne De la Vega

Authored by Yvonne De la Vega
Foreword by Ray Manzarek 

Poet Yvonne de la Vega’s body of work is compiled in her first book. The book’s Forword is a wonderful contribution by Ray Manzarek of The Doors. An author himself, the forward is a beautifully written piece of prose that is an ode to Jim Morrison’s “City of Night”, as well as a promise that all who read Yvonne are in for “a hell of a good time. “Ray’s apparent love for LA. is that common thread that runs through every LA Poet from Bukowski to Morrison, and he honors de la Vega’s work from that familiarity of the city they’ve both shared a lifetime in. Ray muses that, “Yvonne is the lucky little lady in the lights.”

Price: 18.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/4012245
Publication Date: Nov 20 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 0985129379 / 9780985129378
Page Count: 276
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 8.5″ x 8.5″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / Women Authors     https://www.createspace.com/4012245

 Beaten Up Beaten Down by A. Razor

Beaten Up Beaten Down by A. Razor

Authored by A. Razor

Introduction by S.A. Griffin

Cover Design by Geoff Melville
Edited by Antonio Maranzano 

An up and down poetic ride through the life and times of an American writer living in the margins and his sometimes surrealist/situationist/realist view of the world around him.

Price: 18.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/3884090
Publication Date: Nov 22 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 0985129344 / 9780985129347
Page Count: 212
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetic Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
https://www.createspace.com/3884090

 ‘miracles of the BloG’ by Carolyn Srygley-Moore

miracles of the BloG: A series by Carolyn Srygley-Moore

Authored by Carolyn Srygley-Moore

Introduction by Dom Gabrielli
Cover design or artwork by Geoff Melville, Carolyn Srygley-Moore
Edited by A. Razor
This is a book of language/concrete post-modern paradox poetry that has the ability to transport the reader into a multi-dimensional experience of the literary extreme. Carolyn Srygley-Moore is well-versed in the art of succinct imagery with pertinent line formations that create an inner and outer exploration in every verse.

Price: 15.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/4055156
Publication Date: Dec 03 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 0985129352 / 9780985129354
Page Count: 114
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / Women Authors     https://www.createspace.com/4055156

HOLIDAY APPRECIATION GIFT PRICED COLLECTION…
  Small Catastrophes in a Big World by A. Razor

Small Catastrophes in a Big World by A. Razor

Authored by A. Razor
Edited and Designed by A. Razor

This book is a humble attempt to show appreciation for all the support received in 2012 for the author and Punk Hostage Press. This modestly priced collection is available to you in order to promote the works that Punk Hostage Press plans on putting forth in 2013 and beyond. Enjoy.

Price: 4.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/4071090
Publication Date: Nov 26 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 1481089978 / 9781481089975
Page Count: 48
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / American / General  https://www.createspace.com/4071090

 8th & Agony by Rich Ferguson

8th & Agony by Rich Ferguson

Authored by Rich Ferguson
Introduction by Bob Holman
Cover Design by Geoff Melville
Edited by A. Razor

In this book you will find a diverse style and approach to poetry and prose writing that speaks of a lyrical lifetime experience not usually apparent in a premiere collection for a writer. Along with the experience, there is the craftsmanship of a songwriter, a modern bard of contemporary musicality. This book is an amble down the open road as well as the dark alley ways and then across a soft beach sand and on into vibrant sunsets that shine on contoured boulevards of dreams both broken and healing.

Price: 15.95 , to order this book now, go here: https://www.createspace.com/4017761
Publication Date: Dec 15 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 0985129360 / 9780985129361
Page Count: 136
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Poetry / American / General

https://www.createspace.com/4017761

Punk Hostage Press * PO Box 1869 Hollywood CA 90078 * www.punkhostagepress.com

                                                             The  Basic Deal

  • At Punk Hostage Press, a book is a project between the author and publisher/editor, a collaboration.
  • All rights to the material belong to the author/artist.
  • The publisher/editor is a vessel for the work to be disseminated.
  • This is a non-profit – we are not a profiteering enterprise.

It is our intention to be completely up front and above board about how we can be of service to our authors, to the project goals and to the community, as well as what we expect (or don’t expect) in return. Each book project is tailored to meet the individual needs of the author we are in alliance with and to foster the agreed upon outcome of the project using the resources currently available from Punk Hostage Press.
Following is an outline of our publishing model from which all projects are approached.

PRINT ON DEMAND

All books will be released and offered primarily as Print On Demand. Authors will be able to purchase copies at cost. Copies purchased by Punk Hostage Press will be sent out for review, placed in bookstores for sale and donated to programs we are working with. Profit from Print On Demand sales will be split 60/40. 60% going to the author at the end of every fiscal year and 40% retained by Punk Hostage Press. Punk Hostage Press will use this money to cover operating costs such as advertising, review copies and to put money back into the non-profit in hopes of expanding outreach in the future.

KINDLE EBOOK

All authors will have the option to have their books available as e-books. Any profit from these sales will be split 60/40. 60% goes to the author and 40% to Punk Hostage Press.

SMALL PRINT RUN

A small print run, 100-500 books, is possible but completely optional. Punk Hostage Press is committed to working with independent printers that are already involved in social justice and environmental issues, using recycled paper stock and soy based ink. As a commitment to the book, the press and the mission of Punk Hostage Press, we ask that authors cover the entire cost of a small print run. This is an option, not a requirement. Punk Hostage Press will not take into consideration whether or not the author is willing to make this commitment when deciding which books to publish or which authors to work with. The resulting books of this small print run will be split 60/40. 60% going to the author and 40% staying with Punk Hostage Press. The 40% that Punk Hostage Press receives will be used to send out review copies, place in bookstores and table at festivals and readings. Most importantly a percentage of these books will be made available for free to people that participate in our visits to institutions, outreach programs and creative writing groups.

PARTICIPATION IN NONPROFIT ACTIVITIES

Punk Hostage Press is committed to providing relevant literature and opportunities for discussion and reflection in such institutions as prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, homeless and women’s shelters and treatment programs. We work toward these goals by providing free books and contact with authors for people who are not able to access these things as easily as others are. Punk Hostage Press will provide opportunities for the author to participate in outreach by reading at these institutions so that there is a potential for a physical connection to writers made possible, not just their books. This is an option and not a requirement. We recognize that not every author will feel comfortable in participating at this level and we do not demand it. However, bridging the gap on literacy deficits by distributing relevant contemporary literature and providing opportunities for people to engage in creative writing of their own that is inspired by interacting with other writers and contemporary literature is one of the primary goals of the Punk Hostage Press and it’s non-profit concerns.

PROMOTION

Punk Hostage Press will use all available resources and connections to obtain book reviews, author interviews and opportunities for events and readings. Authors will be included in our efforts to promote the press as a whole in press releases, internet/social media campaigns etc. We expect our authors to participate in and enhance the promotional efforts of Punk Hostage Press wherein it concerns the projects we have agreed to work on together… putting effort into their own promotion, reviews, interviews and readings.
We do NOT want any author to ever promote at the expense of another press or author’s reputation. They must refrain from conducting any promotion that is meant to harm or malign the reputation or work of others.

DISTRIBUTION

Punk Hostage Press has considered several distribution models that include well-established entities in small/indie press distribution. At this time we feel that we are best served by building our own alliances with independent bookstores and booksellers that we already have relationships with. Mainly these are bookstores in the greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area at this point. We are working on expanding that network into other regions and states, as well as other countries, based on personal contacts that we have had with publishers and booksellers over the years. We hope to grow in this sense and welcome all interested parties to contact us for more details about our offerings and how they can be obtained at wholesale prices. Quite frankly, we have lived D.I.Y. for nearly 35 years, and we are prepared to go it a little further down the road for now, but all offers of support and partnership are considered seriously and equitably. This is about a hopeful community that we want to be part of, so anything that is geared toward growing community among artists and support groups is important to us.

We are also grant writing and donation seeking for more support as soon as our
non-profit status is secure, in order to be able to provide more free books for other
non-profit programs, such Prison Literacy Project and the like.

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All of this is done in the spirit of partnership, never a hierarchical approach where we attempt, at any point, to manipulate that an author owes us anything other than what we asked for up front. Our support will remain even after the author publishes with others or if the author is unsatisfied with their experience with Punk Hostage Press. We stand by the commitment to the work and the art.
We want to foster an unconditional approach based on a common love of the form:
the written word as presented in books.

Punk Hostage Press

Punk Hostage Press ó PO Box 1869 Hollywood CA 90078 ó www.punkhostagepress.com

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