Friday, November 21, 2008

New shipping rates!

So this morning we noted (happily) an order for 5 copies of Warsaw Bikini in our inbox. "Hooray!" we said.

But then we wondered, "Um, why do 5 books cost $102 when they are only $15 each?"

We took a closer look and realized our shipping calculations were not working well for orders of multiple books.

So we're in the process of fixing them (and we're sending that customer a refund for the excess, plus our apologies).

This error has not affected any other orders. It was only kicking in on multiple orders, not single copies, the preorder special, or any of our previous 2-for bundles. Whew!

So far Warsaw Bikini and Down Spooky have been fixed, and we're working on the others. Should be all set in the next couple of hours. UPDATE: All done!

While we're at it, we decided to restructure the shipping rates, which were previously based on our printer's rates. We use *much* less packaging than they do (and reuse/recycle whenever we can), so these new rates are significantly lower than before.

1 book = $1.68 via First Class Mail (2-7 days)

2 books = $2.70 via First Class Mail (2-7 days)

3-5 books = $4.80 via Priority Mail (2-3 days)

6-25 books = $9.80 via Priority Mail (2-3 days)

26 or more books = $12.95 via Priority Mail (2-3 days)

...and since there are times when you just can't wait a week to get Bloofy, we've added a new option for Priority Shipping for small orders as well:

1-2 books via Priority Shipping = $4.80 (2-3 days)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Photos from the Southern Hospitality Tour...

...have been added to our Facebook Group here.

I don't think you have to be a member to see them. (But why aren't you? Hmm.)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Now available in the Bloof store: Down Spooky by Shanna Compton

We've been meaning to add this for a while, but have just gotten around to it.

The original publisher is now defunct, but Bloof has the last remaining new copies of Shanna's first book in stock, and is pleased to be able to offer them for the discount price of $10 (usually $14).

If/when this last box sells out, Bloof will be reprinting the book in a new edition with a new cover and several restored poems cut from the original printing. Fancy!

Get 'em here.

THIS WEEKEND: Bloof goes South!

Friday, November 14 @ 8:00 PM
Atlanta, GA

Sandra Simonds, Jennifer L. Knox & Shanna Compton
Hosted by Bruce Covey

Emory University
Schwartz Center Theater Lab
1700 N. Decatur Road


Saturday, November 15 @ 8:00 PM
Durham, NC

Patrick Herron, Jennifer L. Knox & Shanna Compton
Minor American Series
Hosted by Kathryn L. Pringle & Magdalena Zurawski

Ken Rumble's place
(email kathrynlpringle [at] gmail [dot] com) for info)

Sandra Simonds is the author of Warsaw Bikini(Bloof Books, 2008) and several chapbooks, as well as the founder of Wildlife, an experimental, handmade poetry magazine. She earned a BA in English and Psychology from UCLA and an MFA from the University of Montana. She is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at Florida State University.

Patrick Herron is a poet, artist and information scientist living in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. His doll Lester is the author of the book Be Somebody (2008, Effing Press) while Patrick is the author of several books of poetry including The American Godwar Complex (2004, BlazeVox) as well as a recent book on text mining and scientific discovery (2008, Verlag Dr. Mueller). Patrick's web art has appeared in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and his is part of the permanent collection of the New Museum for Contemporary Art. You may find some of Patrick's poems and essays in journals such as The Exquisite Corpse, Jacket, Fulcrum, A Chide's Alphabet, and Talisman. He is the founder of the Carrboro International Poetry Festival, a member of the board of Carolina Wren Press, winner of the 2005 Triangle Arts Award from The Independent (Durham NC), and a former Carrboro NC Poet Laureate. Patrick teaches new media studies, develops serious games, and studies semiotic landscapes of innovation for the Jenkins Chair at Duke University. He is working on a new volume of poetry tentatively entited Embedded.

Jennifer L. Knox was born in Lancaster, California—where absolutely anything can be made into a bong. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies The Best American Poetry (1997, 2003 and 2006), Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to Present, Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books, and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present. She has taught poetry writing at New York University and Hunter College, and is available for children's parties, séances, and tradeshow booth demonstrations. She lives in Brooklyn. Her books A Gringo Like Me and Drunk by Noon are both available from Bloof Books.

Shanna Compton is the author of For Girls & Others (Bloof Books, 2008), Down Spooky (Winnow, 2005), and several chapbooks, as well as the editor of GAMERS (Soft Skull, 2004). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2005, The Poet's Bookshelf 2, Exchange Values XV, and several others. She teaches at The New School and runs the DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative. She lives in a valley near a river in New Jersey.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Preorder special on Warsaw Bikini!

Sandra Simonds' new book Warsaw Bikini has been finalized and is currently printing. We're pleased to offer a special preorder price of $12 with free shipping to celebrate its release.

Orders should begin shipping on or about November 16, at which time the special offer will expire. (Regular price $15 + shipping).

Get yours now.

UPDATE: This sale is now over. Thanks to everyone who ordered!