Thanks to Gabriella at Continuum, for rushing me a few copies of the Neutral Milk Hotel book when she realized the batch from the distributors were still a week away. It is beautiful, the blood and chocolate color scheme is even better in real life than in scans.
The Amazon sales rank this morning is the highest I've seen: #3525
(7:30pm update: #2216!)
Shannon posted a comment to this blog pointing to her MP3 site, where she's just uploaded a few fascinating samples from a tape of unheard Jeff Mangum tapes that she inherited when she moved into Jeff's room in the legendary Monroe Street House. Tune in and enjoy.
And in more Continuum news, my brilliant Bubblegum/Lost in the Grooves co-editor David Smay--trust me, most of the best lines in those books were his--let me read his provocative and intriguing pitch for a 33 1/3 book on Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones, which was a knock out. Series editor David Barker already has 70+ pitches to read for the series, and I am hoping this one will rise to the top of that stack.