Raincoast Books Adds Nathan Sellyn to Its Literary Podcast Series

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Author Nathan Sellyn's collection of short stories Indigenous Beasts marks the second title in Raincoast Books' literary podcast series.

Publisher Raincoast Books and At Large Media are pleased to launch the next installment of Raincoast's literary podcast series. In episodes 2 and 3, author Nathan Sellyn reads from his collection of short stories Indigenous Beasts (Raincoast, 1-55192-927-9, $22.95 paper).

Nathan Sellyn is an extraordinary storyteller and a bold, young writer whose work is energetic, shocking and disturbing. Joseph Boyden, author of the Governor-General's award-nominated Three-Day Road, describes Nathan's stories as "shockingly good." He says, "This is a fine, fine first collection with a dark heart."

What will draw readers to this chilling collection? Raincoast's Internet Marketing Manager Monique Trottier says, "the podcast allows readers to discover an author without having to invest a lot of time and money. For those new to an author, the podcast is like a movie trailer. But for those who have already read the book and are looking for more, the podcast acts like the special features on a DVD, which allows the reader--including librarians, booksellers and the media--to get a better sense of behind the scenes--who the author is, what informed the work, the voice behind the words."

Trottier adds "the short story format works perfectly for a podcast. There are longer stories that are a couple of pages and then there are short stories that are only a few paragraphs. The podcast episodes dedicated to Nathan's work allow for the same types of discovery--short teaser podcasts and longer, interview-style podcasts."

A short podcast teaser of Nathan Sellyn reading from Indigenous Beasts was released March 16, 2006:

http://www.snitcast.com/raincoast/20060315_rcb_nathan_sellyn.mp3

The full podcast, including Robert Ouimet's interview with Nathan Sellyn, releases March 22.

http://www.snitcast.com/raincoast/20060322_rbc_nathan_sellyn.mp3

Readers who want to be notified whenever a new podcast is available can subscribe to the podcast via RSS or directly from iTunes.

Subscribe to the Raincoast podcasts via RSS at

http://feeds.feedburner.com/raincoast

Or subscribe to the podcast directly from iTunes. From iTunes simply search in the podcast section for "Raincoast Books".

To find out more about Nathan Sellyn and Indigenous Beasts visit the Raincoast Books website:

http://www.raincoast.com/indigenousbeasts/index.html

For more information regarding Raincoast's podcast program, please contact:

Monique Trottier, Internet Marketing Manager

Raincoast Books

604-323-7100

About Raincoast Books' literary podcast series:

On November 16, 2005, Raincoast and At Large Media officially launched Raincoast's literary podcast series. The launch of the podcast series made the Vancouver-based company one of the first publishers in Canada to experiment with podcasting.

A podcast is an Internet-delivered audio show that can be listened to by any portable media player or computer.

The latest installments feature Nathan Sellyn's Indigenous Beasts. Indigenous Beasts is a daring new collection of stories: raw and seething, bloody and beautiful, intense with despair and depravity. Author Joyce Carol Oates calls Indigenous Beasts, "an impressive debut. These are powerful stories, suspenseful and unpredictable, aimed for the jugular."

http://www.raincoast.com/indigenousbeasts/index.html

About At Large Media:

At Large Media works with world-class companies and organizations to build meaningful connections with the consumers. They work across a variety of media platforms to provide clients with the strategic support they need to succeed as leaders in today's Information Economy.

http://www.atlargemedia.com

About Raincoast Books:

Raincoast Books is a Canadian publisher and distributor based in Vancouver, BC. Raincoast Publishing, which includes the Polestar imprint and key titles from Press Gang Publishers, produces a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children. Raincoast Distribution is the exclusive Canadian distributor for publishers from the U.K., the U.S. and Canada.

http://www.raincoast.com
http://www.blogs.raincoast.com

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