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If you happen to be in Chicago this Saturday, be sure not to  miss PRINTERS ROW. Now a long-standing perennial event organized by the Chicago Tribune, Printers Row regroups hundreds of Authors, publishers and book sellers in the historic printers row neighborhood in downtown Chicago.

For the complete schedule of events taking place on Saturday (and it is a packed one!), please visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2012-05/70194169.pdf

This year again, Miss Nyet Publishing will be in attendance, along with Delphine Pontvieux who will be present all day Saturday at the booth to sign copies of ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest, and to talk about ETA’s sequel, which we are planning to release in early 2013.

We will also be selling copies of Pintxatu, the super excentric Basque tapas cookbook which comes with a full cd compilation of Basque bands. In lieu of wine pairings, we link each recipe to a song!

You will also get the opportunity to take a peek at Delphine’s brand new unisex jewelry line, the Anchor pin collection, or Points d’Ancrage, for the first time.

We are looking forward to seeing you all to chat a while and enjoy the weather, which promises to be warm and sunny.

Miss Nyet will be located on Polk street -under a tent booth, this year-, alongside Avendia Publishing.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Chicago Book Expo Puts Abandoned Borders to Good Use

 

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photo via Uptown Update
PER THE CHICAGOIST:
“There will be no Black Friday sales at Uptown’s Borders this year. Instead, there’ll be something much cooler–and a week earlier to boot, allowing you to digest that Thanksgiving dinner properly. The Chicago Writers House Project is creating a pop-up bookstore in the empty building Nov. 19-20. Featuring more than 40 fiction and poetry presses, Chicago Book Expo 2011 will also include readings, live performances, and architectural walking tours.”

Well, the first Chicago book expo is over, and I must say it was a worthwhile event. Congratulations to the organization crew for their kindness and efforts in making this book fair one that is most certain to return next year. Here is a little report on how it went, along with photos of the event.

Saturday. (10am-6pm)

The day was cold and very windy. The luck (or lack thereof) of the draw was such that we (me and my fellow author/publisher and friend Andre Frieden from Avendia Publishing, along with a good number of Chicago presses and local fiction authors) ended up setting shop in the basement of the Uptown Broadway Building -across the former Borders store instead of within the same building-, which is rumored to be a former speakeasy.

At least, the dark, ominous setting was quite appropriate for thriller writers!

The good news is, I found a new mascot there. How could I describe it? It’s like a lucky charm, only slightly bigger than a rabbit’s foot. Here it is, below.

Sunday (12pm-6pm)

What a difference a new locale makes! Today, we are all sharing the space within the former Borders bookstore. It is well lit, warm and cosy! Great attendance throughout the day, which made for good sales and great conversations with the public. Channel 2 (CBS local news) was also in attendance and filmed my stand (along with my 2010 Oscar award from the French community, which the cameraman really liked!). CCLAP Publishing was also in attendance at the book expo, selling both anthologies “Amsterdamned if you do” and “American Wasteland”, for which I have contributed short stories.

 

At 3 PM, Andre Frieden, Libby Fisher Hellman and I took part in a reading of excerpts of our respective novels, followed by a 15-minute Q&A about thrillers. The photo below shows Andre, Libby and I after the reading.


 

The weekend event wrapped up at 6 pm.

I want to thank the Chicago public for braving the weather to come out and support their local writing community. This is probably the first time that so many local authors and small presses were together at the same time under the same roof, and that was an impressive feat. I also got the chance to meet fantastic people there, in addition to seeing old friends again as well as members of the Chicago Writing Association. Looking forward to next year!

Delphine

List of the presses in attendance at the first BOOK EXPO

Borders
Grow Books Press
CCLaP: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
Agate Publishing
The University of Chicago Press
The Handshake Magazine
Knee-Jerk Magazine
Squean Zines
Switchback Books
Progressive Chicago Book Making
Arrow as Aarow
Sara Ranchouse Publishing
Chicago Sketches
ANTIBOOKCLUB
TriQuarterly
Oyez Review
Burial Day + Contratiempo
Lake Street Press + Wicker Park Press
Rose Metal Press + Anobium
 
Speakeasy Saturday /Borders building Sunday
Featherproof Books
Allium Press
Mutable Sound
Haymarket Books
Nan Bu Nan Publishing
Artifice Magazine
Drag City Books
Chicago IRL
Shortpants Press
Weighed Words
Other Voices Books (near Curbside Splendor/ACM)
Curbside Splendor  +  Another Chicago Magazine
Lake Forest College Press + &NOW Books
Miss Nyet + Avendia
Wolfsword Press + Chicago Creative Coop
Green Lantern Press + MAKE Magazine
 

 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

MISS NYET PUBLISHING and DELPHINE PONTVIEUX will be in attendance at this year’s Uptown Bookfair.

Buy Miss Nyet Books at the booth, included multi-award winner ‘ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest’ by Delphine Pontvieux and ‘Pintxatu’, not your grandma’s cookbook!

Get your copy signed by Delphine Pontvieux, attend a book reading, a meet and great and panel discussions. Schedules and exact times and dates to be announced soon.

Get acquainted with many great Chicago area authors and small presses!

Chicago Book Expo activities engage 20,000 square feet in two historic structures:

  • the first floor of the Goldblatt’s Building, former home to Borders Books (4720 N. Broadway); and
  • the basement of the Uptown Broadway Building, rumored to have been a speakeasy (4701 N. Broadway).

Hours are 10a.m.–6p.m. on Saturday, November 19, and 12–6p.m. on Sunday, November 20.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS


2011 is already well into its 4th quarter, which makes us realize what they say is true:

time flies when we’re having fun!

And we are thankful for that.

So this month, it is time to give our thanks to all of you who supported us one way or another, either by purchasing a book, attending a book signing or a reading with Delphine Pontvieux, choosing her novel for your next book club meeting, or just passing on the word about ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest, Pintxatu, Amsterdamned if you do and/or American Wasteland to your friends.

We have several events planned throughout the month which are taking place either right here on the world wide web or in Chicago, with more to be added as they get confirmed, so read on and mark your calendars!

ONLINE EVENTS : 

“JUST BECAUSE”: runs throughout the month of November

Delphine Pontvieux is offering one of her short stories for free, titled “Amsterdamned if you do” as a PDF ebook to every new fan who ‘Likes’ her page on facebook here or follows this blog (scroll all the way down to register).

Email us at missnyet AT missnyet DOT com with “just because” in the subject line so we can email you the story right away.

SPOOKTACULAR BLOG HOP is over

One lucky winner just won the grand prize today, a box crammed with Miss Nyet Publishing books, key chain, bookmarks and more.

BLOG TOUR DE TROOPS November 11-14

This is a big one, so mark your calendars to check our website for all the latest details. This event is organized by the Indie Book Collective and Delphine Pontvieux will be one of the featured authors. 

More info to be posted soon.

From the Indie Book Collective: What could be better than getting a free eBook? Why, giving one away to the men and women who protect this country! Join us on veterans’ Day Weekend when we have a blast blog hopping to dozens of authors sites where each is giving away not only an eBook to each commenter, but another one to a troop! The commenter can designate a specific soldier they would like their eBook to go to or allow BTDT to select one for them! Please help us make this Veterans Day one to remember!  #supporttheauthors #supportthetroops #missnyet

CHICAGO EVENTS:

2 WITH WATER RX : November 13

Author reading and open mic night at Beauty Bar downtown Chicago. Click here for more info

UPTOWN CHICAGO BOOK FAIR: November 19-20

Read here to get all the details

Delphine Pontvieux will do a reading/book signing (dates and time to be announced shortly)

Miss Nyet Publishing will have a booth there.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Sunday, November 13 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location
Beauty Bar Chicago

1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago

Created By
Two With Water Rx series

More Info
What is occupying your mind? Our anything but egalitarian tax code? Bailouts? Pumpkin pie??Come hear six talented authors share what keeps them “occupied.”

Featuring:

Julia Borcherts
Bobby Evers
Geof Hyatt
Tanner McSwain
Delphine Pontvieux
John Wawrzaszek

Starts with a limited open-mic.

Hope to see you there!


Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!


WHAT IS A GIVEAWAY HOP?

This hop is organized by “I am a reader, not a writer” blog. (http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com) and co-hosted by Rhianna @ TheDiaryofaBookworm.

Over 425 blogs are participating in this book-related giveaway. (See the whole list at the end of the post). Basically, all these blogs are  linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another and get the chance to win multiple gift bags and lots of free books throughout the week!

WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop runs from  Monday, October 24th to Monday, October 31st.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY?

We keep it super simple:

All we ask of you is to complete these  two quick steps by October 31st:

#1:

-Like Delphine Pontvieux on Facebook by clicking here.

-If you are not on facebook, follow the MissNyet blog.

(To subscribe to the blog, click “follow” or scroll down to the end of the blog page to enter you email address under “Email Subscription to Miss Nyet’s blog”)

#2:

Send an email to missnyet at missnyet dot com with “Spooktacular giveaway hop” in the subject line.

Optional:

Show your support by writing a comment on the Miss Nyet blog entry(ies) of your choice. We appreciate the feedback!

Tell your friends to enter the contest as well by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter and more.

Everyone is a winner!

By entering the giveaway contest, we will automatically email you a short story by Delphine Pontvieux, titled “Amsterdamned if you do.” Our gift to you.

Contest prizes

  • 2 winners will be selected every day to receive Delphine Pontvieux’s Ebook version of her novel “ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest” in your preferred format (epub for Nook, Ipad etc, mobi for kindle or pdf.) All email entries will be entered for the big prize at the end of the week.
  • One contest winner will be picked at random and notified via email on November 1st. (if we don’t hear back from you within 48 hours, we will pick another winner and so forth) We will mail the gift bag to the address of your choice anywhere in the US, Canada or EEC.

What’s in the Grand prize?

  • A SIGNED hardcover copy of Delphine Pontvieux’s novel “ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest”
  • A hardcover copy of Pintxatu (a full color cookbook with a 19 track compilation cd)
  • An ETA bookmark
  • An Eiffel tower key chain (to celebrate the roots of Delphine Pontvieux, who is Franco-American)

Let the luckiest win!

Wishing you a great week,

Miss Nyet (the mermaid) 

The comprehensive list of blogs in the Spooktacular Giveway hop can be found here.


Please find CCLAP’s latest podcast featuring Delphine Pontvieux and other authors reading excerpts from their short stories included in the latest anthology :

American Wasteland: bleak tales of the future on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

http://www.cclapcenter.com/2011/09/cclap_podcast_78_live_from_the.html#more


The past few weeks have been prolific in terms of publication for Delphine Pontvieux.

Hot on the Heels of “Amsterdamned if you do : an anthology about settings” comes a new anthology, also published by CCLAP publishing, the Chicago Center For Literature and Photography. It is titled “American Wasteland: bleak tales of the future on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.”

(The information below is copied from the CCLAP website)

WHAT IS IT ABOUT:

With all the talk of “hope” and “honor” that was bound to arise during the tenth anniversary of September 11th, the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP) thought it was important to also remind the future of what the last ten years have REALLY been like. That’s why the center put together this latest anthology, which took a dark science-fiction conceit as its core and then invited a series of writers across the nation to pen stories set within that alternative universe. In this case, the stories (by Ray CharbonneauDelphine PontvieuxJohn Reed, Matthew Christman, Mark R. Brand and Lawrence Santoro) look back from a fictional twentieth anniversary of 9/11, but one where John McCain won the 2008 and ’12 elections, then Sarah Palin in 2016 and ’20; and with no government bailouts, no withdrawals from the Middle East, and no attempts to move away from an oil-based economy, the US has become a much bleaker and more terrible place, a nation that is now used to rolling electricity blackouts two or three days a week and that is just about to go to war with Mexico, where the permanently unemployed squat in half-finished McMansions out in crumbling suburbs that almost completely lack both gasoline and fresh fruit. A sobering reminder of what life under Tea Party rule would likely be like, “American Wasteland” is an antidote to the false cheeriness and optimism that has come with the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a more realistic look at all the mistakes this nation has made between then and now.

WHERE TO ORDER:
The book is coming in PDF versions for both American and European (A4) laserprinters; an EPUB for most mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads; and a special MOBI edition just for Kindle owners, which they can transfer directly to their device with their USB cord. (There will also be a version directly at the Kindle Store soon for a flat five bucks, for those who would rather wait.)
This electronic book has been released under a “pay what you want” system; if you want to pay nothing, that’s perfectly fine, and you too will receive the same full-length version as everyone else. 
A hardcover version is also available.  The “Hypermodern Editions,”  are limited-edition, handmade, hardbound paper editions designed for collectors but kept reasonably priced ($15 plus shipping for recycled paper, $20 for one with cotton sheets), featuring such creative little touches as fabric-bound covers with decorative interior sheets, a Colophon and provenance statements, and a color photo of the ebook’s front cover glued to the hardbound frontispiece, all of it held together with hand-done external Coptic stitching. 

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY

http://www.cclapcenter.com/wasteland/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FROM CCLAP CENTER IN CHICAGO:

So fresh on the heels of CCLaP’s really successful quadruple book release party the other week, the center has yet another live event coming up soon — namely, the release party for our newest anthology, American Wasteland: Bleak Tales of the Future on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, our first chance to officially partner up with one of my favorite places in the city, Quimby’s Bookstore over in Wicker Park.

AMERICAN WASTELAND  is essentially CCLaP’s attempt to remind the future of what the ten years after September 11th really were like, worried as I am by the whitewashing of it all we’ve recently been seeing just even here approaching its tenth anniversary, cautionary tales about quasi-fascist governments but told here through the filter of alt-history science-fiction. Here, perhaps I should just quote from the event’s press release to give you a better idea of what the book is about…

“…In this case, the stories look back from a fictional twentieth anniversary of 9/11, but one where John McCain won the 2008 and ’12 elections, then Sarah Palin in 2016 and ’20; and with no government bailouts, no withdrawals from the Middle East, and no attempts to move away from an oil-based economy, the US has become a much bleaker and more terrible place, a nation that is now used to rolling electricity blackouts two or three days a week and that is just about to go to war with Mexico, where the permanently unemployed squat in half-finished McMansions out in crumbling suburbs that almost completely lack both gasoline and fresh fruit. A sobering reminder of what life under Tea Party rule would likely be like, American Wasteland is an antidote to the false cheeriness and optimism that has come with the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a more realistic look at all the mistakes this nation has made between then and now.”

Anyway, the party at Quimby’s on Friday, September 9th will feature a performance from CCLaP regular Mark R. Brand (he of sci-fi novella Life After Sleep), and also readings from two other local writers who have been great friends and supporters of the center now for years, and both of whom I’m glad to finally start getting involved more with official CCLaP activities, Delphine Pontvieux (author of the Basque-separatist political thriller ETA: Estimated Time of Arrest) and Lawrence Santoro, a well-respected genre author (mostly of fantasy and horror) who lives down in the Hyde Park area with all the other U of C intellectuals. We’re getting going about 7 pm that night, with performances starting around 7:15; here’s a link to the Facebook event, and one to its iCal file, for adding automatically to your own home calendar if you want. Hell yes there will be free beer! Hope to see you then!

We hope you can attend the event and listen to Delphine Pontvieux as she reads an excerpt of her work published in the AMERICAN WASTELAND ANTHOLOGY, a short story titled “AGUA BENDITA.”

The anthology’s release date is set for September 11, 2011.

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