Saturday, November 29, 2008

"More fun than beer and pretzels"

Thanks to reader Ron Sullivan, I have my first review up on Lulu! So, since I am much too modest to adequately promote my own book, I will quote his review, and smile broadly to myself.
I got my copy of The Digital Cuttlefish, Vol.1 via snailmail on Monday, and I'm thrilled to have it. Delivery was a lot faster than the boilerplate on the order form would suggest, and the book itself looks great: sturdy binding, clean readable fonts and layout, striking simply-designed cover with the signature cuttlefish blog banner.

Good thing Lulu did such a good job, because the Cuttlefish's verse deserves the best. This stuff is more fun than beer and pretzels. Joe and I have been reading it over-the-shoulder whenever it pops up on Pharyngula, and now we're picking up the book at odd times and reading random bits aloud to each other when the mood strikes us.

Electronic copies and Cuttlefish's blog are great, but having the actual book to wave at holy-rollers and random passers-by is priceless. Now we're trying to decide who else we know deserves a copy.
I'm happy as a very happy Cuttlefish with a very good reason to be happy...

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.


Sergio said...

Oh, that's great!

I will try to order a copy soon.

Keep up the excellent work.

Cuttlefish said...

Wonderful, Sergio! And, thanks!

Blake Stacey said...

"Striking simply-designed cover"?!

Woot! ;-)

Cuttlefish said...

Blake Stacey = Rock Star

Blake Stacey said...

"We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Blake Stacey, dead of a Substance D overdose in the arms of three questionably legal fans. . . ."

Cuttlefish said...

"... un-named sources report complaints from the undertakers: 'it took days to get the smile off his face,' they are alleged to have said..."

GARY said...

This is my spam account.
I'll get your return through there.

george.w said...

Hot Damn! Got me one of those ordered up right away.

And didn't know about Lulu... passed that on to an author friend of mine.

Cuttlefish said...

Thanks, George W.!

(especially since I just found out that Lulu pays monthly, so orders placed today get money to me a month earlier than orders placed tomorrow! Maybe even in time for squidmas shopping!)

Windy said...


I hope it's not bad form to talk about another poet in this thread, but I was wondering if you know about Ralph Lewin and his biology-heavy poetry?

Check out 'The blushing of Fungus X', for example

Cuttlefish said...

Very Nice Indeed, Windy!!!

I am very happy to share such verse with the rest of the world--anyone who has read this far and has not yet clicked Windy's link, do so immediately!!!