May 3, 2010

Death to February

February is a bitch.

Remember that book, Light Boxes, that made a huge impact on contemporary literature a few months back? Yeah, well it's about to do that again.

On May 25, 2010, Shane Jones' novel, Light Boxes, will be released on Penguin Books.

This is big.

The first edition of the novel was released from Publishing Genius Press in 2009 and only ran 500 copies. A year later, not only is it being reissued by Penguin, but film rights were purchased by Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are) and it is going to be translated into six different languages. Not to mention how difficult it is to find an original edition.

In support of the release, Shane organized a reading tour. You should go. I, myself, am going to try to make it out to the one in New York. He also made stickers. There is a book trailer loose, made by Ellen Frances on vimeo.

See more of what Shane Jones, himself, has to say in his interview with me over at The Broad Set Writing Collective.

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