I wrote a guest blog on Sam Pink’s website. You can read it over there or here, in slightly different form:
I want to thank everyone who has supported Lazy Fascist by reading one of our books. You are amazing. Since Lazy Fascist launched as an imprint of Eraserhead Press last year, we’ve broken out to an incredible start. Our bestselling book, Sam Pink’s Person, has steadily built up a ton of momentum, receiving excellent coverage from Electric Literature, HTML Giant, The Faster Times, and many other places/people.
With our first releases of 2011 (Sinister Miniatures and Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You), this year looks to be even better for Lazy Fascist. We’ll be publishing new work by Sam Pink, Mike Daily, Bradley Sands, Riley Michael Parker, two original anthologies (the first is themed around everyone’s favorite sea mammal, the walrus), and other projects to be announced. I hope that Lazy Fascist can provide a home for strange, explosive books like The Self-Esteem Holocaust Comes Home and Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy for years to come.
Now, you might be wondering what you can do to help, and I’m here to tell you: Amazon reviews. As the largest bookseller in the world, Amazon’s customer reviews have a lot of influence or what people decide to read, and Amazon does its part as well. The better a book sells through Amazon, the more Amazon will promote it, regardless whether the book was published by a small or major press. It’s one of the few places where independents have an opportunity to stand toe to toe with big corporate publishers, and we can do it in the place where the most books are sold. Additionally, Lazy Fascist’s authors receive more per copy sold from Amazon than any other bookstore. It’s a win-win situation. Keep in mind, I’m not trying to discourage anyone from supporting independent bookstores. No matter where you acquire a book, even if you steal it, you can always write a review for Amazon if you like a book, and that review will help that author sell more books. It’s a good thing for everyone.
Thanks so much for reading the work of Bradley Sands, Sam Pink, Kris Saknussemm, Alan M. Clark, Kevin L. Donihe, and all the wonderful authors we’re publishing this year and in the years to come.
I hope you’ll follow Lazy Fascist long into the future.
If you go to Sam’s website, you can also read a gin & tonic recipe he wrote that involves Gatorade.