Stock Image
An Ear to the Ground: Presenting Writers from 2 Coasts: Davis, Scott C.--Editor

An Ear to the Ground: Presenting Writers from 2 Coasts

Davis, Scott C.--Editor

4 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1885942567 / ISBN 13: 9781885942562
Published by Cune, 1997
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From The Parnassus BookShop (Newport, WA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 2, 2008

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 10.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Writings from 75 Emerging Writers plus Arun Gandhi, Vaclav Havel, and Horton Foote. Black& white illustrations. Clean, illustrated wraps, no marks, trace wear to corners, crease to rear lower corner. Internals as new. True stories about work, love, and life from little-known local writers. 488 pages. 1.25 x 6 x 8.6 inches. Cune Publishing, Seattle, WA 1997. Bookseller Inventory # 014504

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: An Ear to the Ground: Presenting Writers ...

Publisher: Cune

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

About this title

Synopsis:

Features essays on the theme 'local truth'. This work includes proses from 75 writers of the East and West Coasts.

Review:

We're all familiar with cooperative art galleries. The artists pay their dues and assume the gallery's administrative roles; in return, they are rewarded with a space to show their work. Enter the co-op book, An Ear to the Ground, for which "grassroots publisher" Scott C. Davis assembled a cast of more than 200 volunteer writers and artists (and publicists and the like). The book comprises 75 essays by as many writers; each is accompanied by a portrait and profile of the author, and a bit in which the author divulges such secrets as favorite books, belief systems, and cravings. The writers weren't paid for their work; nor did they pay for its publication, as they would with a vanity press. The writing is uneven, though there are some interesting essays, including a piece by Doris Colmes on escaping the Third Reich, a "food diary" by M. Cassandra Cossitt, and a coming-of-age tale by Israeli Arab Hanna Eady. Most interesting is Davis's afterword, in which he rallies for reforms in the publishing business. He'd like to see more books published on recycled paper; he pushes for an end to the current returns policy (which is causing great strain to publishers large and small); and he issues a reminder to writers that all the money spent sending manuscripts out could be used to start or support a small press (where you could just publish your work yourself).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Books have been one of the major loves of my life so to develop a home online bookshop when my children are all grown and with families that extend our whole family, seemed the natural thing for me to do. My BookShop has many, many selections of all kinds, with emphasis on history, literature, classical works, modern classic fiction,biography and unique books. Also look in my shop for children's books, books about the sciences, art, spirituality, religion--look for whatever you want! I love books and reading and I hope you do too. Your reading enjoyment is my goal.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about
a book that you've ordered or have a question about it, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business
days.
Registered Trade Name: THE PAR...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express