I usually reserve this blog for my thoughts and opinions. For this one time only, though, I'm delivering straight facts. The most important fact is that my book, Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music, is now available for purchase at bookstores and online. If you would like to buy it, I suggest you do so by one of the following means (in order of my preference):
1. Call your local independent bookstore and ask them if they have Love Rock Revolution in stock. If they do, tell them to reserve a copy for you. Take a leisurely summer stroll to pick up your copy, perhaps stopping off for a coffee at your favorite local cafe. When the barista asks what you are up to, tell her that you are going to the bookstore to pick up your copy of Love Rock Revolution. Offer to reserve a copy for her as well. If you feel compelled to talk to others about Love Rock Revolution, go ahead and do it. No one likes to be left out.
2. If your local independent bookstore does not have Love Rock Revolution in stock, act politely exasperated, perhaps saying, "Oh shoot." Ask if they could possibly order you a copy. After they say "yes," head down to your favorite local cafe. Order a cup of coffee and strike up a conversation about music. Be interesting. Go home and wait patiently. When the independent book store calls with word that your copy of Love Rock Revolution has arrived, take a leisurely summer stroll to pick up your copy (see "1.").
3. If you do not have a local independent bookstore, order a copy of Love Rock Revolution from Indie Bound. After you make your purchase, look around a little while. It's a cool site.
4. If you have a Kindle, purchase an electronic version of the book here. I still love you.
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2. Speaking of Powell's, I will be reading there this Thursday, July 12, at 7:30pm. So stoked! I have a number of other readings scheduled for Seattle, Olympia and Anacortes in the next couple weeks. If you want to know about those, and future engagements, I suggest checking out the "events" on the Love Rock Revolution Facebook page.
3. Earlier this week I was interviewed by the great Erin Yanke on Portland's community radio station KBOO. It was great fun, and I got to use the phrase "democratization of production and distribution," which isn't really heard on most radio stations. Listen to it here. I have also done a number of other interviews. As they become available, I will let you know if you like Love Rock Revolution on Facebook.
4. This book comes with a soundtrack and it's FREE. Get your grubby hands on it here.
That's it. Thank you to everyone who helped make this book possible. You know who you are. And if you don't, buy the book and read the acknowledgements to see.