I wanted to take a day here on the blog and urge people to spread the word about The Dzanc Books rEprint Series Kickstarter page. Whether or not you are able to support, you could always just spread the word. Mention it on Facebook, mumble about it to people downtown, something. Whatever you do, I’m sure the folks at Dzanc Books would thank you.
For those not familiar with the rEprint series, apparently they produce electronic versions of books that have gone out of print, keeping the works of deserving authors out there and available for people to read. Their current and forthcoming list of some 350 titles include Stephen Dixon, Michael Martone, Jonathan Baumbach, Joseph McElroy, Stephen Graham Jones, and National Book Award winner Ellen Gilchrist. Through the kickstarter page they apparently hope to fund increasing that list to over 1000 titles.
Now, I’m not a big one for electronic books, but I do support keeping author’s works alive. I struggle sometimes to track down out of print books that I want to read (like one of my favorite books ever, S.F.W by Andrew Wellman). As such, I’m supporting The Dzanc Books rEprint Series Kickstarter page. I’d support them even if my pledge didn’t qualify me for 7 print titles from the Dzanc catalog of my choosing (really a good deal that I couldn’t pass up, no matter which 7 I choose since I’ve dug every book from Dzanc I’ve ever read), including hardcovers, but that made my pledge a no-brainer.
Whether or not you want to support, check out The Dzanc Books rEprint Series Kickstarter page. Share it with your friends, spread the word. They have 39 more days to raise $3500. As of the time that I’m writing this they have 10 backers pledging $290 of support. They are doing good, but could use help in spreading the word.