& OTHER GEAR
An Erotic Novel
How we lost the right to feel.
Go to the beach.
Literary Love Affair
RE: Busted Book in
surrender at last to performance art.
ASK ME ABOUT THIS
OK, I'm asking. Just guessing,
it sounds like you may have experienced in Santa Barbara, what John Waters did in Florida with them banning some
of his early books. You've peaked my curiosity.
Please tell me more.
In January, I got a message from a guy in Santa
Barbara who wanted to buy a color copy of Mad Laughter. I had just gotten
started on lulu.com and I wasn't sure how good the color printing
would be. Although they are a bitch to print here, the
out-of-pocket production cost is about the same. The feasibility
depends on the current condition of a Xerox Docucolor 50 at
the local NewspaperDirect newspaper distribution service.
NewspaperDirect.com hosts the latest edition of 173 different
daily world newspapers re-formatted as tabloids to print on-demand.
The machine runs 24 hours a day. Let us politely say that
This is the fief of Luis Castillo, a fiery Basque journalist who publishes
the Cancun edition of Ultimas Noticias. He also distributes
the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many other newspapers
as far away as Belize and Cuba. I called and was assured that
the printer was in tip-top shape. I like working with the
operator, the unflappable Manuel J. Marquez May. He gives
you today's Xerox Docucolor 50 usability factor good or bad.
It's always fun to go to Luis's place, which has a bit of
the feeling of a Socialist underground print shop during the
Spanish Civil War.
...to be continued tomorrow morning
here to be
notified when the next installment is online.