Thursday, June 15, 2006

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You


It gives me great pleasure to announce that my second book, "The King of Nothing to Do," will be out very very soon, from Milflores Publishing! In July, most likely. Here's the brief intro I wrote:
Hi there.

This is a collection of nonfiction pieces that I wrote, for various otherwise reputable publications, over the past five-plus years. (To my horror, the earliest of these essays dates back to over a decade ago; talk about time flying.) Many of the pieces collected here -- particularly the ones dated from 1999 to 2001 -- originally appeared in the much-missed online magazine LegManila, either as features, contributions to the Urban Shoes section, or installments of my column, "Where is my mind?"

The more recent pieces are from "The King of Nothing to Do", my current column, which appears on a biweekly basis in the i section of the Manila Bulletin. A handful of these essays came out in magazines like MEGA and the Philippine edition of Cosmo. Those of you who have followed what could be jokingly referred to as my career (hi, Mom) know that I wrote a truckload of stuff during my years as a staffer on PULP and MTV Ink -- interviews and reviews and events coverage -- but, though I’m rather proud of that material, I decided not to include any of it here; perhaps it will be gathered in a future collection dedicated to music-related matters.

Anyway, I hope you have fun reading this. I had fun writing it, for the most part, but I imagine that the real fun will be when the royalties start coming in. Thank you for helping to make that happy experience possible.

Those images on this post (clickyclick to make 'em larger) are my attempts at mock covers for my book. Rest assured that the final cover will be much snazzier, as it will be designed by the very talented Elbert Or, who is also doing interior illustrations. YAY!

PS. The 26th installment of my column will be out this Friday, in the Manila Bulletin. That's right -- 26th! I've been writing my latest column for exactly a year. Yahoo!

9 comments:

Kristine said...

You look like Charlie Brown in an ugly shirt! Cow's better. :)

Luis K. said...

I'll have you know that the actual shirt this sketch was based on is a thing of beauty. I should say "was," actually, since I wore it until it was in tatters. But yes, I deliberately ripped off the Peanuts style. :) Good grief!

joelle said...

Those are quite snazzy covers already! If you don't use them, may I? hehe. I'm so excited to get this book, I haven't read Manila Bulletin in, um, over a year? Eep!

Luis K. said...

Hiya Joelle! I don't know what you would use them for, but of course, I wouldn't mind. :) My layout-ing powers are at your disposal. Thanks for the enthusiasm! Yay! :)

Budjette said...

astig!

looking forward to this new book :)

Luis K. said...

Thanks, Budjette! :) Am looking forward to seeing Elbert's interior illustrations, myself. Saw some of his initial cover designs and I liked them a lot. :)

Camille said...

nice, nice =) the first one reminds me of the cover of another book for some reason tho, can't recall which exactly... :o

=) so exciting tho! let us know when it's out =)

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