Sunday, August 3, 2014

Jack White Embarks on Book Publishing

Jack White, musician (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Dead Weather). Jack White, producer (Wanda Jackson, Soledad Brothers, The Greenhornes). Jack publisher? Beginning this month, yes. Third Man Records, the music label that White founded in 2001, has officially launched a book division.
Jack White, in front of Third Man Records, based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Image via Jack White LOVE/Pinterest

Called Third Man Books, this division is releasing a poetry and prose collection co-edited by Chet Weise and Ben Swank, both of Third Man Records. Language Lessons: Volume 1 is a hardbound book that contains 321 pages of new work from more than 20 acclaimed authors. Among the authors are Dale Ray Phillips, C.D. Wright, Tav Falco, and Richard Hell. The book is part of a cloth-bound box set that included two vinyl LPs and five frameable posters of poems.

Third Man Books is releasing Language Lessons: Volume 1 on Tuesday, August 5. However, the title is already available for fans to pre-order through the Third Man Records website. Each copy of Language Lessons: Volume 1 costs $50, and all pre-ordered copies of the title will be shipped after the sale date of August 5. It will also be sold "at certain bookstores and record shops upon its release," according to a article.
Language Lessons: Volume 1, soon to be released by Third Man Books.
Image via Third Man Records' website

"LL:VI will be Third Man Books' first commercially available tome and signifies a strong intent for Third Man entering the universe of publishing," according to the Third Man Music website. "Third Man Books, like Language Lessons, will be fearless, imaginative, and eclectic. We hope to be a welcome addition to what is already a very compelling and thrilling independent American literary landscape."

For more on Jack White's Third Man Records entering book publishing, read the article at THIS LINK and an article from GalleyCat at THIS LINK.

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