LOS ANGELES, Calif. (PRWEB) June 7, 2010
Readers addicted to nonfiction, fiction and poetry have long been getting their fix at the online culture magazine The Nervous Breakdown (TNB), a site founded by bestselling author Brad Listi (Attention. Deficit. Disorder.). Now, in partnership with Hukilau, TNB will be launching its own publishing imprint, producing print, e-book, transmedia, and audio books for lit fans worldwide. Its e-book offerings will be targeted for the iPad, Kindle, and other major e-publishing platforms.
“We feel like this is a natural next step,” said Listi. “TNB is an outgrowth of book culture, and we’re excited to be publishing on our own imprint. We’re also excited about the possibilities offered by new technologies.”
“We ‘re proud to be partnered with TNB on this groundbreaking venture,” said Hukilau founder Joseph Matheny. “Providing the technological framework for distribution and creation fits into our company’s philosophy of providing development, production and distribution for independent media.”
Founded in 2006, TNB has quickly become one of the web’s most beloved publications devoted to literature and the arts, as well as a vibrant community of writers and readers. Fittingly, its first publication will be a collection of nonfiction by D.R. Haney, one of the site’s most popular contributors. Haney, author of the underground classic Banned for Life, a novel about punk rock, will be publishing a collection titled Subversia on the TNB imprint. The book will feature Haney’s original work from the site, along with three new pieces, never before published. The e-book edition, available on all major e-reader platforms, will include a documentary film about Haney directed by Los Angeles filmmaker and award-winning music photographer Timothy Murray.
Going forward, TNB plans to publish at least one title per month. All editions—print, e-book, audio—will be made available on the site itself, at the new TNB Bookstore. Print editions will also be available at all major online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. E-book editions will be available at all major e-book retailers, including Amazon, the iBookstore, and BN.com. And Audio books will be available via iTunes and Audible.com.
Hukilau will be building and providing the production and distribution framework, utilizing the Asemblook tools developed by founder Joseph Matheny. It will also be working with TNB to develop proprietary production and distribution tools for ePub, iPad, Kindle and PDF-rich media eBooks.
The Nervous Breakdown is headquartered in Los Angeles. It currently features the work of more than 250 authors and poets from around the world, including Chuck Palahniuk, Antonya Nelson, Jonathan Evison, Nick Flynn, Steve Almond, Danielle Trussoni, Stephen Elliott, Alexander Chee, Ben Loory, Jessica Anya Blau, Greg Olear, Ron Currie, Jr., Shya Scanlon, Stefan Kiesbye, Gina Frangello, Stacy Bierlein, Joanna Smith Rakoff, and Tao Lin.
Founded in 2006 by Los Angeles author Brad Listi (Attention. Deficit. Disorder.), The Nervous Breakdown offers fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry from fresh voices worldwide.
Founding Editor: Brad Listi. Executive Editor: Jonathan Evison. Senior Editor: Greg Olear. Nonfiction Editors: Greg Boose & Erika Rae. Associate Nonfiction Editors: J.M Blaine & Zara Potts. Fiction Editors: Gina Frangello & Shya Scanlon. Associate Fiction Editors: Stacy Bierlein & Alexander Chee. Poetry Editors: Rich Ferguson & Milo Martin. Associate Poetry Editors: Uche Ogbuji & Jennifer Duffield White. Arts & Culture Editors: Rob Bloom & Megan DiLullo. Associate Arts & Culture Editors: Slade Ham & Simon Smithson.
Founded in 2010 by Joseph Matheny, Michael Mailer and Jonathan Siegel, Hukilau is a new platform to create, fund and distribute independent media. It aims to become the new model for film and video finding its audience.
Joseph Matheny has been working on eBooks/ePublishing standards, practices and technologies since the late 1980s with companies such as Adobe Systems, Macromedia and others. More information is available at http://www.hukilau.us.
Kari Johnson - Publicist
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Brad Listi – Founding Editor