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November 17th, 2009 / 7:06 pm

2 Huge Newses from Small Anchor Press: SALE on Books You Can Buy; And the Release of Another Book Which You CAN ONLY FIND IN THE WILD


Because we need literature in this recession

Dear Patrons,

Now through the end of the year all Small Anchor chapbooks are $5.00 (plus $2 s/h per book) and free shipping on purchases over $20.  Sale titles include:

Close to Home by Joshua Furst
Start Here by Betsy Wheeler
The Viral Lease by Mathias Svalina
X^2/Y=0, but Potential Energy Still Remains by Jake Severn

Two Tribal Stories by Joshua Cohen
Olivas Road EP (songs by V.C. Massimo)

*Sale does not include Mike Heppner’s Talking Man

For Immediate Release

Mike Heppner and Small Anchor Press announce Man, the third in a groundbreaking series of four novellas by Mike Heppner released in multiple formats in 2008 and 2009.

Man cannot be purchased anywhere, nor can it be read on-line. Instead, five hundred copies have been left in random locations across the country. Readers will be asked to read the novella and send an email through mikeheppner.com, telling about themselves, where they found Man, and what they thought of it, even if they didn’t like it. These comments will then be posted on mikeheppner.com.

Go to mikeheppner.com to see a PDF of the note included with each copy of Man.

The four novellas in the Man Talking series are Talking Man, Man, Man Talking, and Talking.

Man Talking can be read for free and in its entirety at mikeheppner.com. It has received nearly three thousand hits since being posted in April 2008.

Talking Man can be purchased exclusively from Small Anchor Press, a New York based independent press specializing in limited editions of finely crafted, handmade books. A first edition, published in September 2008, has nearly sold out, and a second edition is planned.

Talking will be released in early 2009.

copy of Man left at CRUNCH gym in West Hollywood, CA.

copy of Man left at CRUNCH gym in West Hollywood, CA.

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December 9th, 2008 / 10:14 am


Talking Man is now available–like as of yesterday, this is some serious brand-newness–from Small Anchor Press, a Brooklyn-based independent chapbook publisher of poetry and prose. Some of their other titles include Joshua Cohen’s “Two Tribal Stories,” Joshua Furst’s “Close to Home,” Mathias Svalina’s “The Viral Lease” and Betsy Wheeler’s “Start Here.”

Talking Man is the second in a series of four thematically linked novellas to be published in 2008 and 2009. The first part, Man Talking (that was released–it’s actually the fourth novella in the series; don’t ask) is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from Heppner’s website. Talking Man is being released in a gorgeous handmade, highly limited edition of 60. I can’t wait to get my hands on one, and you shouldn’t either.

The other two novellas–Man and Talking–will be released in December ’08 and Sometime ’09, respectively. No word on what format(s?) those works will be available in, but why don’t you stop worrying about that right now? You’re already two novellas down–time to get cracking.

Said publisher Jen Hyde to me in a gchat yesterday: “Mike Heppner is two steps ahead of the publishing world [and] you can quote me as a publisher on that one[.]” Done and done, sister.

Oh, and for those of you in the NYC area, Small Anchor writes: “We hope you will join us Friday, October 3rd at Freebird Books & Goods at 7:30PM for a reading and release party.”Directions are available at www.freebirdbooks.com.

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October 1st, 2008 / 12:45 am