Thursday, November 24, 2005

Post-AAR book chat

ABC-Clio is publishing Michael Strmiska's new anthology on contemporary Paganism. I did a book with them in the early 1990s, and my experience was mostly good, especially with unexpected largesse from foreign-rights sales. Given the transnational nature of his book, maybe we should speak of "foreign rites" sales.

OK, weak joke. I just got off the train. Note the cover: are we ever going to get beyond "Pagans standing in a circle"? It's hard to find one visual center of attention in pictures like that. But congratulations to the editor and contributors anyway.

From Equinox, look for Patriarchs, Prophets, and Other Villains, which is not about what anyone might have learned in "seminary school," to quote the Doors' song.



Blogger Jason said...

Strmiska's book looks interesting, but the 85$ dollar price tag is a bit prohibitive. I'll have to wait for a cheaper edition.

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Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

ABC-Clio sells primarily to libraries, so they tend to have a high price/short press run approach.

However, in the case of my book, The Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics, which came out in 1992 at $50, they sold reprint rights to Barnes & Noble, who reissued it with a new dust jacket at $9.95. It took several years for that new edition to come out, so if you want to see it sooner, persuade a library to buy it!


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