My book is now available!
I really tried to stick to my initial plan of a June 7 release date so that the paperback edition and Kindle version would be available at the same time.
As of today, the Kindle conversion is moving slowly and word of my book’s availability has been leaking, so…I’m officially saying that Off the Record Collection: Riffs, Rants, and Writings about Rock is a real thing.
Here’s where you can find it:
CreateSpace (an Amazon company) (get $3 off the cover price with discount code DF5K8AAD)
Kindle (coming very soon for a very reasonable price)
If it moves you, please leave a review on Amazon. You can say mean stuff in the review, but do know that such behavior erodes the soul.
To celebrate the book’s release, I’m inviting friends and family to join me at Challengers Comics (1845 N. Western) for a cocktail/beer/reception/signing on Friday, June 24, from 7-10pm. More on that in the weeks to come.
I was interviewed about my book on Haaf-Onion’s site. Read it here.
What’s Off the Record Collection about? Here’s an excerpt from the “official” description:
Off the Record Collection compiles Chicago media personality/author James VanOsdol’s writings about rock and roll in its myriad forms, with special attention paid to classic rock, alt rock, and the dynamic Chicago music scene.
As an active member of the blogging community since 2004, VanOsdol’s turned in a wealth of material about the music he loves, loathes, and simply can’t understand the appeal of.
Included in Off the Record Collection are old blog entries put into contemporary context, never-before-seen material, and content created exclusively for this book’s release.
It’s important to mention/reiterate that this is a completely self-published work. As a result, you may find some errors within. Even though I used the book’s intro to apologize in advance for possible mistakes, I felt the need to acknowledge discovered mistakes in their own post: