Here books have been carefully selected and crafted. And that is the meaning of miniedition: neither the production nor the distribution are meant to be mainstream or full-scale. In fact, the ideal would be to get to know every reader as a relation instead of a transaction.
Books in atoms are printed, sewn, cut and bound at an atelier. Books in bits are open source and therefore extraordinary liquid. Blame it on new media technologies that the whole process lies in hands of this perplexed minieditor named Christel Penella de Silva. Meet Christel
The calling has been inspired by Shackelton: the journey seems to be hazardous, wages are small, sometimes feels cold plus some lonely darkness, and most likely there is not return ticket, however, honor and recognition await in case of success… Although the idea of success here is definitely kafkaesque. Tótem
«As a young child Audrey Carsons wanted to be writers because writers were rich and famous […] His first literary exercise was called The Autobiography of a Wolf. People laughed and said: “You mean the biography of a wolf.” No he meant the autobiography of a wolf…». Read in ‘The Lemon Kid’, by William S. Burroughs.
«There are 6 types of quarks, known as flavours: up, down, strange, charming, top and bottom. At some point, top and bottom were considered to be too suggestive and for a short period of time were labelled as truth and beauty». Read in Black Hole Wars by Leonard Susskind.
Burroughs wrote that «the word has not been recognised as a virus because it has achieved a state of stable symbiosis with the host», so that the authentic revolution can only be but mental. And, according to Nietzsche, «for art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication».
«We at Vogue don’t throw ourselves under subway trains, my dear. If we must, we take sleeping pills». Edna Woolman Chase, first Vogue editor-in-chief, advising a young journalist who had tried to commit suicide.