Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gasperau, Yet Again

It is old news to Canadians that Gasperau has hammered out a deal with Douglas & McIntyre for the trade-paperback edition of Johanna Skibsrud's The Sentimentalists. On further reflection this seems the right thing to do: had they dug in their heels as the sole publishers of this year's Giller winner, Gasperau would have become The Long-Running Skibsrud Show. After all they do have other, equally worthy authors on their catalog.


DarkoV said...

...jus' wonderin'... Are you on the waiting list for the hardcover version lovingly put out by Gasperau? the way this publisher has been written up in the NYT and The Walrus, I'm surprised folks don't simply jump into their cars and drive to Kentville to personally pick up their ordered books. Seems like an awfully welcoming place.
Hmmmm...sounds like a nice little short story in that, sir.....isn't there a ringette tourney out in Nova Scotia you should be chauffering to?

Whisky Prajer said...

If my e-mail in-box is any indication, I am not on any waiting lists for anything from Gaspereau. I have to admit they have books I'm keener for than Ms. Skibsrud's. I've inquired, but their spam filter must be too strict, or they're overrun with orders, because I haven't heard a peep from them. Perhaps a drive is exactly what is required.