Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Horses Think Press

January 8, 2013

I have launched a website dedicated to the book publishing we are doing here at Horses Think.

Right now the entire series of 12 Books I published are featured there. More projects will be added soon. For the latest news, keep following this blog which is also accessible from the News link on the press site.

Everything is still a work in progress but feel free to have a look around.

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8-Ball Zine Fair

November 30, 2012

Horses Think Press will be participating in this weekend’s 8-Ball Zine Fair on Sunday. Should be a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping out of the way. Stop by and say hello.

Publishers include:

DASHWOOD BOOKS, ED. VARIE, ETUDES BOOKS, HORSES THINK, HAMBURGER EYES, SEEMS, JASON POLAN, SWILL CHILDREN, NOWORK, HASSLA, PAU WAU PUBLICATIONS, PERADAM, TOILET PAPER MAGAZINE, PLAYBUTTON, LUAKA BOP, HUNDEBISS, MISS LILY’S VARIETY

SUNDAY
DECEMBER 2nd 2012
@ SPACE BILLIARDS

34 W 32nd ST.
B/W BROADWAY & 5TH AVE
12th FLOOR

2 PM – 12 AM
FREE ENTRY
DRINKS AND KOREAN FOOD

A New Day

October 19, 2012

Copies of A New Day are now available for purchase.

The book is designed as a series of postcards. Feel free to actually use them. The book can also be disassembled to form a grid of images for the wall.

A New Day
5 x 7 inches
(127 x 178 mm)
Digital Offset
Peel Away Glue Binding
33 pages/postcards
Edition of 250
$25 plus shipping

Please use the button below to place your order:

Here is the book trailer:

The musical track accompanying the book trailer is God Knows by El Perro Del Mar.

Final Book: A New Day

October 8, 2012

To request the above photographic book:

Send an email (subject: A New Day) to horses [at] horsesthink.com with your name and mailing address.

If you are the first person to respond after the posting, you will receive the a copy of this book in the mail.

A New Day
5 x 7 inches
(127 x 178 mm)
Digital Offset
Peel Away Glue Binding
33 pages/postcards
Edition of 250

*This book is no longer available for request.

NY Art Book Fair – 2012

September 27, 2012

Horses Think Press is excited to participate in this year’s NY Art Book Fair presented and organized by Printed Matter.

I’ll have a range of books from the recently completed series of 12 Books, as well as select copies of hard to find and out of print titles.

There will also be another viewing party for Justin James Reed’s 2013 in the Classroom on Saturday evening at 7pm, a free book giveaway (erupting spontaneously and randomly around the fair) as well as a couple of completely new titles.

Feel free to stop by and say hello, I’ll be outside in The Schoolyard.

NY ART BOOK FAIR at PS1:

Thursday, September 27, 6 – 9 pm
Friday, September 28, 12 – 7 pm
Saturday, September 29, 11 – 9 pm
Sunday, September 30, 11 – 7 pm

A New Day – Book Release

September 20, 2012

12 Books is a publishing project I initiated in 2010 on this blog. The original idea was to produce an artist book for every month throughout a single year. The publishing schedule failed miserably but the series is now complete.

Please join me for a celebration hosted by Printed Matter of the completed 12 Books and a release party for A New Day, the final project in the series.

Drinks will be served and music will be played.

Covers 3rd Edition

September 6, 2012

One of the limitations of self-publishing and having a limited budget is only being able to print 50-100 copies or so of any given title. If I had my way, I probably wouldn’t limit my books as I don’t love or even care about the idea of limited editions.

The one plus side I see to publishing on demand (which I haven’t done) is that no money has to be spent upfront to produce the number of copies one thinks will sell. Instead, the book can just sell as demand for it dictates.

With Covers, I had an idea to subvert the concept of the 1st edition by expanding the book as it progresses from edition to edition. The book basically looks the same, except that the cover stock color changes and the book grows thicker with each incarnation. In effect, the latest edition is always the most complete version of the project.

Eventually, the staple-bound book might have to be bound in a different way to accommodate for the added thickness but for now I still have staples long enough to go to at least a 4th and possibly a 5th edition.

On the inside, the book follows the same basic rules set up for the first edition:

Books must be actual size and fit on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of xerox paper.

Book sequence must remain alphabetical and changes as the book grows. The random poetry between the book titles shifts in some pretty fun and wonderful ways.

The book will always begin with A Book of Quotations and end with YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH.

The book will always be printed in editions of 50. When those 50 books are gone, a new edition can be made.

The second edition, with an additional 12 pages, was printed some months ago and sold mostly at book fairs. It is now sold out. I have printed a third edition, with an additional 14 pages, in anticipation of the NY Art Book Fair occurring at the end of September.

I have also set aside one copy of the 3rd edition that I would like to give away.

To request this copy of Covers:

Send an email (subject: Covers – 3rd Edition) to horses [at] horsesthink.com with your name and mailing address.

If you are the first person to respond after the posting, you will receive a copy of this book in the mail.

*THIS BOOK IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR GIVEAWAY

CCNY Photo Book Fair

July 27, 2012

The Third Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair presented by CCNY is happening this weekend.

Select Horses Think Press titles will be on view and for sale.

Printed matter is hosting a preview party tonight from 6:00-8:00pm.

Covers

June 19, 2012

Copies of Covers are now available for purchase.

Covers
8.5 x 11 inches
(215.9 x 279.4 mm)
Risograph: Each page printed in 2-Colors (red, orange, green, blue)
Staple Bound
Cover Stock – 14 Different Covers
48 pages
Edition of 100
$40 plus shipping

What you see above is the true alphabetical cover (based on the actual book titles).

There are also 13 alternate cover possibilities. Each alternate cover causes the beginning and ending of the book to shift while the alphabetical sequence is always maintained. I myself was surprised by how different the book could feel with each cover change.

Some alternate cover possibilities (click the images to enlarge):

Please use the button below to place your order:

Here is the book trailer:

The musical track accompanying the book trailer is Siboney (instrumental) originally written by Ernesto Lecuona and performed by Xavier Cugat.

Tonight

June 12, 2012

Come out tonight for the release of Justin James Reed’s 2013.

This will probably be the only way to get a copy of the book until the Printed Matter Book Fair in September.

JJR will be in attendance.

Tuesday June 12, 2012
8-10pm
Grand Billiard
750 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Music by Aurélien Arbet