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REVIEW OF ď@M1racleM0m"
A review of my Twitter short "@M1racleM0m," which I did in cooperation with Storyville.
Bookside Table [1.26.12]
THE DIRTY SOUTH
I talk to Joyland, where I'm serving as guest editor of Joyland South, about Southern literature, cuisine, and Walker Percy.
10 STEPS TO BECOMING A SELF-PUBLISHING SUPERSTAR
"What do Joe Konrath, Barry Eisler, Amanda Hocking, John Locke, and H.P. Mallory all have in common besides being mega-successful self-published authors? They all write genre, which is to say fantasy, sci-fi, romance, thrillers, etc. However, as Nathan Bransford pointed out today, that doesnít mean that memoir and literary fiction writers cannot self-publish, too. A few examples are C.Y. Gopinathís The Book of Answers, Jim Hanasís Why They Cried, and Dawn Trippís Game of Secrets.
From Tobias Carroll's reading list: "I also finished Jim Hanasís collection Why They Cried, which abounded with the mixture of well-drawn characters and mild surrealism that hits my proverbial sweet spot."
Vol. 1 Brooklyn [7.23.11]
MEET JIM HANAS
I talk to Book Buffet about social media and digital publishing.
Book Buffet [5.6.11]
INDEFINITE PODCAST EPISODE #11: JIM HANAS
Recorded at the InDigest Reading Series in February, this podcast features a reading from my story "People Unlike Airplanes," bookended by selections from the writing of legendary 1920s advertising copywriter Ned Jordan.
InDefinite Podcast [3.30.11]
INTERVIEW WITH 2011 DEBUTANTE, JIM HANAS
In advance of the One Story Literary Debutante Ball, I talk about the experience of publishing my first book.
One Story [3.22.11]
READ ONLY, A PARTY
Party poop from a reading at the Bell House hosted by Joyland, Cursor, Electric Literature, and Kobo.
Electric Literature: The Outlet [3.22.11]
HOW DO YOU READ YOUR EBOOKS?
Brooklyn Based quizzed folks at Word, Greenlight Bookstore, Electric Literature, and me about our favorite e-readers.
Brooklyn Based [3.21.11]
FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD
The Memphis Flyer -- where I got my start as writer -- covers Why They Cried. There's also a longer, online-only version of the interview.
The Memphis Flyer [1.27.11]
REVIEW: WHY THEY CRIED
"Much of the conversation around e-books has revolved the question of invisibility -- that is, how easily the device can disappear, leaving just the human reader and the text. Since Hanas writes with a swift clip, deploys images so judiciously and vividly, and demonstrates real insight into the way we live now, I imagine most readers will be able to forget their devices and fall into these stories, either after overcoming a first impression or, more likely, right away."
The Rumpus [11.9.10]
AMAZON WAS NOT FIRST TO RELEASE BOOKS AS SINGLES
"But calling a book a single -- as Amazon announced today -- is a relatively new concept. However, Amazon wasn't the first to have the idea to release short works of fiction as singles. Author Jim Hanas has been doing this since 2006."
AUTHOR JIM HANAS TALKS E-BOOKS, E-READERS AND GIVING AWAY CONTENT FOR FREE
"Author Jim Hanas has been dabbling in digital publishing for the last few years. We caught up with him to talk about eBooks, eReading and his new eBook short story collection Why They Cried."
PEOPLE UNLIKE AIRPLANES
An excerpt from "People Unlike Airplanes," one of my favorite stories in the collection.
Electric Literature: The Outlet [9.14.10]
OF TWO MINDS ABOUT BOOKS
"Alexandra Ringe, an editor, and her husband, Jim Hanas, a fiction writer, both 41, fell in love over books, with one of their early dates at a used-book festival in Manhattan. They married in a SoHo bookstore and live in an apartment in the Park Slope neighborhood with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves."
New York Times [9.1.10]
WHY BUY THE COW: PART II
"Author Jim Hanas is taking this model a step further by giving away copies of his e-book until Labor Day—directly."
Fiction Writers Review [7.28.10]
IN THE ETHER
"In what he is calling 'The Summer of (Free) E-book Love,' Jim Hanas is trying to give away as many copies of his first e-book as possible before Labor Day. "
The Second Pass [7.21.10]
JIM HANAS' SUMMER OF (FREE) E-BOOK LOVE
"One Story author Jim Hanas (issue #8, "The Cryerer") is feeling generous in this summer heat!"
One Story [7.12.10]
ECW PRESS LAUNCHES E-BOOK IMPRINT WITH ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
"Toronto-based ECW Press is launching a new e-book imprint this fall in collaboration with Joyland, an online literary magazine. In October, Joyland eBooks will publish the first of three short fiction collections for 2010."
Publishers Weekly [5.21.10]
JOYLAND TEAMS UP WITH ECW TO FORM EBOOK IMPRINT
"Canada's National Post points out that this puts Joyland in the company of Granta and McSweeney's, two other literary magazines with publishing arms."
JOYLAND AND ECW PRESS TO CREATE NEW EBOOK IMPRINT
"The literary magazine Joyland is joining forces with the design, distribution, and business team at Canada's ECW Press to launch a new eBook imprint in October."
JOYLAND LAUNCHES E-BOOK IMPRINT
Joyland's Brian Joseph Davis and Emily Schultz announce the imprint that will publish WHY THEY CRIED. Emily notes, "the Hanas is cathartic but with wry humour and touches of the bizarre." All I've ever aspired to, really.
National Post [5.18.10]
I answer a few questions about writing (and golf) at Fictionaut.
REVIEW OF CASSINGLE: FIVE STORIES
In Toronto's Eye Weekly, Brian Joseph Davis writes of Cassingle, "No matter the cut, this is writing that speaks American, in all its complexity."
Eye Weekly [11.25.09]
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