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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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Communauté francophone et francophile, veuillez trouver ci dessous un article juste pour vous, car rédigé en français.

“Expat Forever” est un blog qui traite de l’expatriation des Français aux Etats Unis. Chaque mois, la rédaction brosse le portrait d’une française a la fois expatriée et entrepreneur. Ce mois ci, c’est Delphine Pontvieux, auteur du roman ‘ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest’, qui a été choisie. Veuillez lire l’interview ici:

http://expatforever.blogspot.com/2011/12/interview-dexpat-rencontre-avec.html


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.


European readers, rejoice!

Lecteurs de France, rejouissez vous!

ETA is now available in hardcover and digital version via Amazon in the following countries:

UK – Germany and from now on, France!

ETA est maintenant disponible sur Amazon.fr, en format relie et également en version digitale!

here is the link:

Voici le lien:

http://www.amazon.fr/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_seeall_1?rh=k%3Aeta+estimated+time+of+arrest%2Ci%3Aenglish-books&keywords=eta+estimated+time+of+arrest&ie=UTF8&qid=1318700248

Please pass the information on to your euro contacts!

Faites passer l’info a vos contacts et amis en France, et si vous avez déjà lu le livre, je vous invite chaudement a écrire une courte chronique sur Amazon, car cela aide énormément a faire monter la cote du livre sur le site. (Suivez le même lien ci dessus pour entrer votre chronique)

Do not forget to check Pontvieux’s short stories as well, ‘Amsterdamned if you do’ and ‘American wasteland’, which are now available in digital format as well in the UK, Germany and France!

Egalement disponible sur Amazon.fr, deux nouvelles du même auteur publiees dans deux collections intitulees, ‘Amsterdamned if you do’ et ‘American Wasteland’. En vous souhaitant bonne lecture!


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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