On the other side of the looking glass

So John’s been working with three different publishers who are releasing his stuff and it’s definitely been weird to be on the other side of things. It’s tough giving up control of everything from cover art and layout to content. All the publishers have been fairly collaborative and open to ideas but some have been better than others about keeping him informed. We’d like to do plenty to promote his releases but it can be hard when you don’t know when they’ll be released. It renews my resolve to be as up-front and communicative with authors as possible.

The first one up is The Horrible a sizable (50 page) chapbook of John’s poetry. It’s got all his best horror poems in it. The cover illustrates a line from one of his poems, “Grandma’s got ants in her head again.” I really like what they did with the layout though I’ve only seen a PDF version so far. Orders are shipping on the 25th and can be placed at http://www.nakedsnakepress.com