Tuesday, November 24, 2009

No Time to Cut My Hair


No Time to Cut My Hair
Author’s Press Series, Vol. 2
ISBN: 978-0-557-20222-5
184 pages. Paper. $12.00
eBook: $4.00

Subjects:
Fiction. Short Stories.



This is the second volume in my Author’s Press Series. Copies can be ordered securely online here*. A complete electronic edition — an eBook with front and back cover images — is also available for download here.

*If you’d like to order directly from me for any reason — you’d like a signed copy, you don’t have a credit card or would rather not use one online, etc., — I’d be happy to oblige. Just drop me a line using the email address at the bottom of the page and we’ll go from there. Paypal is an excellent option.

Book Description: Designed and published by William Michaelian, the Author’s Press Series was conceived as a set of relatively inexpensive, uniformly designed titles meant to explore different themes and facets of his writing. The second volume, No Time to Cut My Hair, is an engaging collection of seventy short stories written during a ninety-day period in 2002. While style, length, and subject matter vary, the author, noted for the brevity of his poems and the lyrical force of his prose, demonstrates a keen understanding of the short story form in pieces meant not only to be read, but heard.**

** Have I ever mentioned that I used to work in advertising?



Also in this Series
Vol. 1 — The Painting of You

9 comments:

Joseph Hutchison said...

First, I love the simplicity and consistency of your series design. And when I saw, in the front of my copy of The Painting of You, that you had designed the book yourself, I figured you'd been in advertising at some point. Me, too! How good to turn those skills to transport your work from cyberspace to planet Earth....

William Michaelian said...

...where it lands — plop! — in the laps of courageous readers....

My “career” in advertising was anything but conventional. Mostly, I got the hang of it while publishing and editing a small community newspaper with another writer-friend around fifteen years ago. This was at the tag-end of the waxer-and-roller-and-scissor days, when we used to physically paste up the paper on big boards, and then haul the sheets to the printer, who would shoot them and make plates. I handled the ad design on my old workhorse computer — the same 486 50 mhz machine I used to write on. Naturally, some copywriting was involved, which mostly took the form of the pleasant exaggeration you see here. Ad sales, though, was an entirely different critter. I failed nobly except in cases of extreme hunger — not unlike Faulkner, who was “inspired” to write every day between nine and five.

I hope you like The Painting of You. And I’m delighted to hear you like the design!

ALeks said...

Good advertising,brilliant actualy!
I hope it will help people ordering all of it,:O)
How about useless informations,any chance of making those in shape of book or audio material? Or am I asking silly questions(useless?)!
My best whishes,
Aleksandra

William Michaelian said...

Well, Aleksandra, we should probably wait and see. Maybe readers will find the first two volumes useless enough!

~im just only me~ said...

lol that little anecdote about Faulkner reminded me of something Tchaikovsky said: "I sit down to the piano regularly at nine-o'clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous."... funny, for me Mesdames les Muses seem to favor Midnight-thirty, when my bed is warm, my head tired, and my notebook all the way across the room, darn them...

William Michaelian said...

Ha! Yes, and I can see your bloodshot eyes piercing the darkness, even now....

~im just only me~ said...

Gobble-dee-gook!... that's what I imagine bloodshot eyes would say... but maybe that's just Thanksgiving getting the best of me...

RUDHI - Chance said...

Yes, I want to order your new second booklet *No time to cut my hair!* (Me too!) It was painful enough with this old hair-tearing maschines - ZZZZZ. "Same procedere as last book-order (without visa-card and banks), William?"

William Michaelian said...

Yes, Rudhi, that will work fine. Thank you!

Bzzzzzzz...... what a nightmare!