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All out of Joy puns

January 14, 2012

Some friends have pointed out that the final shot of this video by Sean Ohlenkamp includes two of my novels, Joyland (rerelease edition) and Heaven Is Small, positioned on either side of the title card. If you watch closely, I’m sure you’ll see a lot of other favorites. I don’t know Ohlenkamp, but I love Type Books where the video was shot, so it’s exciting to see The Joy of Books vid getting so much internet buzz (1.6 million views on YouTube as of this moment). People sometimes think that those of us involved in digital projects are against print—but as much as I love the internet I also love a small edition that will fit in my purse and ride alongside me throughout my travels. When I have a good book in my hands, it is like a little romance.

Speaking of buying print books in local shops, the Joyland Retro anthology is now available at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal, Type Books (Queen West location) in Toronto, and McNally Jackson in New York City. And of course from Joyland.

In other news, the National Post included my upcoming novel, The Blondes, in its 12 Most Anticipated Books of ’12. And Quill & Quire, which I mentioned in my last post, posted their preview of it online as part of a slide show. There’s also a hat tip from Canadian Bookshelf as part of their most anticipated list.

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