Thursday, January 28, 2010

And Stay Off His Lawn! - THE BOOK by Bill Crider!




Kudos to Fred Blosser and Ivan Shreve, who accurately predicted the subject of this proposed third volume in the Blog-o-Books series. Either they're really good guessers, or they, too, have inside sources at Macavity Press. Cormac Brown suggested a Gator book, another great idea, and a strong candidate for book four.

It now appears, however, that the future of the series itself is in doubt. In an astonishing development, it has come to light that Macavity Press failed to consult either Mr. Crider or his agent in the preparation of this series. In light of the groundswell of publicity received in the past few days, the series is now seen as an extremely hot property, and Macavity execs have elected to bow out of the project, considering it too rich for their blood. This is surely a golden opportunity for another enterprising publisher to step in and reap the rewards.

In the meantime, Macavity Press is rumored to be looking at other potential Blog-o-Books. Frontrunners include Friday's Forgotten Books - a collection of reviews edited by Patti Abbott, Hamburger Heaven - a wide-ranging discussion of food, drink, books, blogs and life by Laurie Powers, and It's a Tainted, Tainted, Tainted, Tainted World - a compendium of Gary Dobbs' greatest hits (so far).  We at the Archive look forward to reading them all.

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Click HERE to see all three books in this proposed Bill Crider series

8 comments:

Laurie said...

Hey, where do I sign up??? I LOVE that cover.

Bill Crider said...

I love the cover, but I love the hat I'm wearing even more. With all this I'm getting, I'm sure James Patterson is looking over his shoulder.

Richard Robinson said...

Yep, Patterson is looking over his shoulder - to see who's gaining on him for 2nd place, Bill. You're the King in this race.

By the way, Evan, I've sent my manuscript outline, working title Grumpy: An Anti-Social Life With Books and Stuff to the slush pile at Macavity Press. I'm pretty sure a fat advance check will be arriving soon!

George said...

This is a must-have trilogy!

Evan Lewis said...

Patterson will be looking over his shoulder - and running for his life - when he sees Bill in his Conan hat. Good luck with Grumpy, Rick - and with Hamburger Heaven, Laurie!

Nik said...

Yes, George, but don't all good self-respecting trilogies come in fours and fives these days? So that's where the gnomes of Zurich went after the financial crash, eh - Cimmeria...

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

A Cowboys fan in a Vikings helmet? You might have a lot of people on your lawn, Bill, most carrying torches and pitchforks.

Todd Mason said...

The Lost Dr. Pepper Opus will always be sorely missed...Bill merely belches, quietly, when queried. Oddly enough, Evan, I have answered your questions (real and implied) on my blog and Terrie's today.