10.28.2009

Blog book tour

As you all know, I've been working for ages and ages on a book about zines by girls and women. That book now exists: Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism. It'll be for sale soon--early in November. I've gotten my author's copies, and they look fantastic--I'm really happy with it.

I'm writing about it here not simply to share the good news, but to see if any of you would be interested in helping me publicize. NYU Press has suggested that I put together a blog book tour. What this means is that, if you have a blog, and if you're up for either reviewing the book or interviewing me, then you can get a free copy of Girl Zines, and we'll advertise your blog on the website that the press is creating for the book.

You don't have to have a blog that's nationally prominent or has a huge readership to be eligible for this exciting opportunity. This is a very grassroots kind of way of advertising, so even your smallish blog that's read by just your best friend and your cat would qualify. Email me if you're interested--PiepmeierA [at] cofc.edu.

PS--If your cat is into nonprofessional, scrappy, creative forms of self expression, she'll enjoy Girl Zines.

12 comments:

mary said...

yay congratulations! i can't wait to see it. since we don't really have a blog anymore, i will just have to pull a "the dad" and hand out flyers on the corner of campus saying something like "hey, see what my sister wrote!"

Aaron said...

yeah! Very good cover art.

CWC said...

Charleston Women's Collective has a blog and it has a small readership! We'd love to post something about it!

Jennifer said...

Hi Alison -- I checked with our Communications Director, and SAFER's blog would love to review the book -- what info do you need from us?

Alison said...

Thanks, everybody! And thanks to those who have emailed me directly, too. The blog book tour is shaping up.

CWC and Jen, go ahead and email me and give me a mailing address, and I'll get a book to you and get you on the schedule for the book tour. Very excited to be on both your blogs!

Kenneth said...

If you write about zines in various cities, NYU Press should alert alt-weekly newspaper arts editors in those cities to the book.

Alison said...

Kenneth, aren't you smart? That's a great idea.

You might find, by the way, that NYUP will be contacting you, because, even though I don't think I discuss any zines in Madison, I did let them know that I know you.

Kenneth said...

Zines are a great topic for alt-weeklies, and alt-weeklies are always looking for local connections.

PamelaDiane said...

Hi Alison, Congrats on your new book! I am developing another website--and I'd love to interview you for it when it launches! I'll be in touch!

Pamela
PS. I love the picture of your daughter as Yoda! So cute! :)

Congrats again!

Tawanda Bee said...

Yes Yes Yes. I have 3 blogs that I can use to publicize the book. I also have many blog contacts that would be perfect... count me in!

Heather said...

You're on Jezebel! http://jezebel.com/5403207/whats-in-a-zine-new-book-explores-diy-feminist-roots

The Mom said...

Wow, Alison - I just checked out the review on Jezebel, and I'm really impressed. I know...it's easy to impress your mom! But big congratulations!

Love you,
Mom