A Greater Monster coverA great deal has happened in the span of the past 24 hours. My book tour in New York City has been finalized, and I won a book award!

First, the award. A Greater Monster, has won a Gold Medal as an “Outstanding Book of the Year" in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards. So say the awards: "These medalists were chosen from our regular entries for having the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society."

Phew, that's long-winded but very flattering. There were only 10 winners in different categories out of 5000 entries. Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal

Now, onto the tour. I’m joining several other authors who have been published by the Chicago Coalition of Literature and Photography (CCLAP) on a four day reading event in New York City from May 31st – June 3rd. All shows take place from 7 to 9 pm, with performances generally starting around 8:00.

I’ll be reading at the following venues: On THURSDAY, MAY 31ST, at the lower Manhattan performance space Le Poisson Rouge. [lepoissonrouge.com]

On FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST, at a Brooklyn bookstore Book Thug Nation. [bookthugnation.com]

On SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND, at the Brooklyn experimental performance space Vaudeville Park in conjunction with New York jazz band Battle Of The Camel. [vaudevillepark.org]

And on SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, for the largest showcase of the tour, at revered lower Manhattan "lit bar" KGB. [kgbbar.com]

The Brooklyn events were graciously organized and sponsored by the arts-and-entertainment website Brooklyn Spaces [brooklyn-spaces.com] and Oriana Leckert.

Get more details, including the other authors being featured at http://www.cclapcenter.com/nyctrip/ or on the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/29939...

My last bit of news is that, at last, I have a book distributor. Bookstores can order my book from the fabulous Last Gasp who produce and distribute many gorgeous art books from the likes of Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, and many more.

Last Gasp
777 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
phone 415.824.6636
fax 415.824.1836
Email: Kristine at lastgasp dot com
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Published on May 01, 2012 20:10 • 244 views • Tags: a-greater-monster, book-award, book-tour, david-david-katzman, new-york-city, readings
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message 1: by Priscilla (new)

Priscilla Very impressive! Congratulations!

message 2: by David (new)

David Katzman Thank you, Priscilla!

message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Congratulations on the award and the book tour, David!

message 4: by David (new)

David Katzman Thank you, sir! It should be a lot of fun.

message 5: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia Congrats, David!!! This is really an accomplishment & I'm sure all your friends & family are proud of you..:>

I finally kicked in with Kickstarter to help you guys get to NYC. Kickstarter is such an awesome program...everyone on GR should know about it & take advantage of the help it offers & the help you can offer others! That would be: http://www.kickstarter.com/

Again...congratulations on your Gold Medal award & upcoming book tour! I'm excited for you, David. Yipppeeeee...!

Have fun in NYC with all your other author buds & take care...Cecilia

message 6: by David (new)

David Katzman You are very kind, Cecilia! Kickstarter has a lot of potential for artists of all kinds. I'm a big fan of it. Remember, you might not be charged anything if the campaign doesn't hit the total. It's all or nothing; that's how Kickstarter works.

It should be a good time. What's not to love about New York City?

message 7: by C.C. (new)

C.C. Beechum Congrat's

message 8: by David (new)

David Katzman Thank you, C.C.!

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