Today is a special day—it’s the official release date for our latest title, Paperback L.A. Book 1: A Casual Anthology! We had a great time debuting the book at the L.A. Times Festival of Books this year for an early preview, and the overwhelming support we received for this new series was truly heartwarming. While the official pubday is today, the book’s launch party isn’t until the 26th—at a little place you might have heard of, called The Last Bookstore! Read on to find out more about the PBLA launch later this month and how we fared at the LATFOB.

The L.A. Times Festival of Books was a total success this year—and not just because Chris Erskine’s Daditude sold out across the whole festival before his panel even began! So many of his friends (and fans!) came out to support the book, and it was wonderful to see how excited everyone was to get their hands on a signed copy…or two, or three, or even four or more!

Daditude‘s official launch at Vroman’s on the Tuesday after the book festival was perhaps an even bigger hit, if that’s possible. Once again, the book sold out there as well (before the event even started!), and Chris was welcomed by a SRO crowd. If you didn’t have the pleasure of joining us there, you can hear more about the book by checking out this great interview with Chris on this week’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle.

If reading about the Daditude launch gave you the itch to come to our next book launch, then read on for all the details. You won’t want to miss the official Paperback L.A. Book 1 launch party—not only will many of the book’s contributors be there, but it’s also at the legendary Last Bookstore in Downtown L.A. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 26th, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, and click HERE for more information about the event, including the book signing protocol as required by the Last Bookstore. Note: We are expecting a rather large crowd, so if you want to be sure to snag a copy, get there early! In the meantime, be sure to check out the fabulous book trailer below, courtesy of Matt Kresling, and for more information about PBLA and the rest of the series, head over to the book’s official blog and website by clicking HERE.


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