To coincide with the book’s launch party, I’m giving away copies on Goodreads. Giveaway ends when Questlove spins! PLUS test your knowledge of literary suicides.
The official Killing Williamsburg book launch will be on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, 2013, at Trash Bar in Williamsburg, 7pm. To kick it off, the legendary DJ Questlove (celebrated drummer of the Roots, Jimmy Fallon’s bandleader, memoirist, crate-digger extraordinaire, “arbiter of cool,” [Jamilah Lemieux] all-around nice guy [me]) will spin a “Suicide Set”—songs by or about suicides. Considering how many wonderful artists have chosen to leave the party early, Q is bound to knock us out.
In celebration of the lovely review by Publishers Weekly, and just in time for the reading in San Marcos, Guatemala, I´m pleased to offer Killing Williamsburg as a FREE Kindle download for the next 5 days, Aug. 13-17. For those of you who may be geographically disadvantaged in purchasing books, check out the free Kindle reader app that will let you read my book on darn near anything. Click here for the promotion.
“Spinelli offers sharp and stylish prose when describing the bizarre suicides … Benson’s nihilistic views may resonate with readers in their 20s facing an uncertain economic future.” —Publishers Weekly
“…inside a tiny newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue subway station in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Some customers squat, flipping through literary magazines and novels with titles like “Killing Williamsburg.”
Spinelli’s Killing Williamsburg is as stingingly honest as a fresh wound. … The author may have been born in North Dakota, but it’s obvious that his soul was pounded and risen and baked in New York City. It’s in his veins, in his balls, and he manages to transmit Brooklyn’s sick charm to readers everywhere, a bit like a quick shot of highly urbanized literary smack.
Spoonbill puts “Killing Williamsburg” poster in the window
Live on Bedford Avenue, foot-traffic center of the universe! Plus, today they were shooting photographs of the storefront for an “Independent Bookstores of Brooklyn” pin-up calendar, so Megan Carey’s sick cover will be featured in that, too.
Busy busy busy! Spoonbill has requested more copies and a promotional sign—and Barnes & Noble in Union Square is ordering more. (Any further comment would be superfluous.)
Now UNDERGROUND on the L train!
How apt? With all those scenes set on the L train or at L train stations, how perfect that the book is now on sale IN an L train station. If you didn’t see the news on Gothamist or elsewhere about the new hipster Newsstand—well, now you can buy my book while you’re transferring to the G.
Killer news all day.
WE SOLD OUT AT WORD. (they have more copies now.) The book is also now available at Spoonbill & Sugartown on Bedford Ave. The Barnes & Noble at Union Square has agreed to put a few on the ground floor (updates to come). The book is already available on B&N’s website. And to top it off, My Shelf Confessions has agreed to review the book later this year.