The big day is finally here, Deep Vellum is “officially” launching today with a press release going out this morning!
The press release announces that Deep Vellum is launching during Book Expo America at the end of the month, with a launch party to be hosted May 27th at Hill Country BBQ in Chelsea (basically the Texas embassy in NYC).
In addition, I sat down yesterday with Jerome Weeks of KERA’s Art & Seek to discuss Deep Vellum, Dallas, publishing, translation, and more. You can check out the interview at Art & Seek’s site, “The New Face of Literary Publishing in Dallas”:
The single question Will Evans is asked most often is: Why are you setting up a publishing company — in Dallas? It’s true, his wife’s a lawyer who got a job here last year. And Evans likes the idea of getting publishing out of New York City. Ninety percent of American books are still published out of New York.
So Evans asks, why not Dallas?
“As you can imagine,” he says, “publishing is going through a period of upheaval and radical change, and so for that reason, it’s actually easier now to start a publishing house in Dallas than ever before.”
Lots more fun stuff will be announced soon, including preorders and the unveiling of the (interlinked) book art for this first list of five titles, so check back again soon, or sign up for the mailing list at the top right of the page!
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