Monday, June 14, 2010

Ted Kluck and Zach Bartels Coming to Baker Book House

This Thursday we will host authors Ted Kluck and Zach Bartels.  They will be discussing the first book from their newly formed publishing company called Gut Check Press.  The book, Kinda Christianity, is a parody on all things emergent.  The evening promises to be an engaging time with two guys who have a sharp wit and just a bit of impatience with traditional publishers.  Part of the reason they started their own publishing company was because the process seemed to take too long from concept to bookshelf.  Here's how Ted put it in an interview from their website:
"I've met and built relationships with a bunch of fun, smart, hardworking people in publishing. But I also think it's weird that making a book (from idea to bookshelf) is usually an eighteen-month process. These houses all employ an army of full-time employees with health benefits and cubicles, most of whom are away at a conference when you try to call them on the telephone. The publishing industry loves conferences. We figured we could handle this on our own and potentially have a lot more fun doing it."
The Grand Rapids Press has a nice article on the book and the publishing company.  The event is this Thursday at 7:00 pm.  As always, come early for the best seating. 

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