GREAT news, folks! We just found out that "The Raver Stories Project" is now available for sale on Barnes & Noble's web site! Here's the link:
Now, as good as this is, this doesn't mean that B&N has the book actually on their shelves. Shelf space is precious, so they tend to reserve that for the best-sellers. However, you can change their mind by letting your local B&N know that you want them to stock this book! Booksellers pay a lot closer attention to their customers than their vendors, so your opinion counts, a lot! So don't wait--shoot them an email or a phone call today!
Now this is pretty cool..."The Raver Stories Project" just got its first mention in the Italian media, as you can see here...
Oltre 250 pagine di foto e storie dagli anni novanta ai giorni nostri, dai rave ai grandi club come Ministry Of Sound di Londra ai festival epocali come Electric Daisy Carnival e A State Of Trance. Questo e molto altro è “The Raver Story Project”, il nuovo libro del fotografo e giornalista californiano Michael Tullberg, che irrompe nuovamente nel mondo dell’editoria di settore dopo “DanceFloor Thunderstorm” del 2014. Un viaggio dai raduni elettronici semiclandestini ai festival EDM che ormai rivaleggiano in tutto e per tutto con quelli rock e pop, spesso e volentieri contaminandosi a vicenda; la forza delle opere di Michael Tullberg è si nelle foto, ma anche nella sua esperienza di raver della prima ora. E chi ha vissuto in prima persona quella irripetibile stagione porta con sé un patrimonio umano e culturale unico, che gli consente di raccontare al meglio il mondo dei dj, del club, dei festival, della musica elettronica in generale.
And here's the English version, courtesy of the probably not 100% accurate Google Translate:
Over 250 pages of photos and stories from the nineties to the present, from rave to big clubs like Ministry Of Sound London to epochal festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival and A State Of Trance. This and more is "The Raver Story Project," the new book by photographer and journalist Californian Michael Tullberg, which breaks back into the field of industry publishing after "DanceFloor Thunderstorm" of 2014. A trip from semiclandest electronic rallies to EDM festivals who now rival all over and over with rock and pop, often and willingly contaminating each other; the strength of Michael Tullberg's works is in the photos, but also in his first-time raver experience. And those who have lived in the first person this unrepeatable season brings with it a unique human and cultural heritage that allows him to tell the best of the world of djs, clubs, festivals and electronic music in general.
Not bad, not bad at all...thank you Spadar News! Here's the link:
More great news! RSP author Michael Tullberg just made his second appearance on Hunnypot Internet radio Monday night, and it went GREAT! Michael of course appeared in order to support The Raver Stories Project, and story author Darcey Kearney also appeared as well! We will have audio from the night soon, but in the meantime, take a look at this pic from the scene of the crime ;)
Good news! The official book release party for "THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT" was last night, and it was a blast! It was held at Industry DTLA, the same location that was used for the "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM" release party! We brought in a few more people than the last party this time around, and a good time was had by all!
First off, the DJs we had were all fantastic. HUGE thanks to Kimberly St. John, JS2 (J Splat and Daemia) and Richard Enos! Big shout-outs to our great sponsors, Perfectomundo Tequiila and Icelandic Glacial Water! Huge thanks to Christina King for letting us use his place once again! And of course, and ENORMOUS thanks to all of the wonderful people who attended! Here are a few pics to show you what it was like:
Great news! THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT is now available in a familiar place--the great Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena! Vroman's is dear to our heart because they were one of the first bookstores to carry our first title, DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave. They have consistently shown support to independent authors, and we are pleased and proud to be able to continue our association with them. If you're not able to make it into their store, you can find the book on their web site, here:
As always, we're trying to get THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT into as many bookstores as we can, to serve the needs of you, our customers. Our new agreement with Ingram provides the distribution channel needed to accomplish this. If you want your local bookstore to carry our book, let them know that they can secure any number of copies they want, even very small numbers, by contacting Ingram--they'll know who Ingram is.
Our first positive reviews on Amazon are starting to come through...more on this later. For now, thank you again, Vroman's...we love working with you!
All RIGHT! Not only did THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT get a great launch today, but we got a great piece written about the book in the LA Weekly! Here's the link to the story:
And here are a couple of screen grabs!
IT'S HERE! The official release date for THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT is now upon us, and the book is now available for regular ordering on Amazon.com! Here's the link:
And in other news, the release party for the book is taking place on September 9, at Industry DTLA--the same location where we had the launch party for "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM"! Here's the link to the party's Facebook event page:
Stay tuned for more updates, including an upcoming interview with the LA Weekly!
All right! We got another really good article in the EDM media today, this one from EDM Magazine! This one is a really good interview with editor Michael Tullberg, where they talk not just about "The Raver Stories Project", but also Michael's last book "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM"! Here's the link to the story:
Don't forget to order your copy of "The Raver Stories Project" on Amazon! You can also find "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM" there as well, here:
More to come soon!
7/20/2017 0 Comments
This is great--we just got our first mention in the EDM media, from EDMidentity.com. They made a great mentioning about the book being up on Amazon for pre-order, and they gave us a huge compliment, the form of the following quote: "Michael Tullberg’s ‘The Raver Stories Project’ is nothing short of beautiful."
WOW. That's absolutely fantastic, and exactly the kind of thing we want to see. Here's the link to the full article:
Interviews with other media outlets are being set up at the moment, so stay tuned!
WOW! We've got a new publicist and she ROCKS! Just check out the new press release she just put out!
And don't forget to pre-order the book on Amazon!!!
Hey, folks! Got a lot of stuff to go through today!
So, where to start? Well, the book has been put to bed, and the first batch will be printed up shortly! The official release date is August 15th, but for those of you who can't wait, The Raver Stories Project is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com! Just go to the following link to reserve your copy for only $14.99!
And as you can see, the web site has undergone a huge revamp! Since this is no longer a story-collecting site, it obviously needed a major overhaul, so as to serve better the book's fans and customers. To that end, we've added some brand-new sections, including one for great Book Quotes, another for RSP-related Media, and another for pictures of some of the story authors! Plus, these pictures are in their original color format--we had to convert them to black & white to print properly in the book, so this color gallery is a great bonus!
We will be throwing a book release party in the late summer, mostly likely in early September. We plan to follow that up with some book signing events in the Southern California area. We will be providing details in the future, so stay tuned!
We got our first major DJ endorsement the other day, from the one and only DJ Jason Bentley from KCRW!
Needless to say, we're hoping for an appearance on "MBE" or "Metropolis"...
ALL RIGHT! Great news for you guys following the Project: the book's editor Michael Tullberg just did a really good interview for Insomniac's Wide Awake Stories podcast! The episode (#8 in Insomniac's series) is up on both Insomniac.com and on Soundcloud. Here's the Insomniac link:
Hope that you guys enjoy it, and that you contribute to The Raver Stories Project's IndieGogo campaign! The end is only a few days away, so don't wait!
4/18/2017 0 Comments
Got a great deal for you here, over at the book's IndieGogo campaign! From now until May 9, you can snag a copy of BOTH "The Raver Stories Project", and my last book "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM", for the entirely reasonable donation of just $55.00! That's right, only fifty-five dollars! Here's the link to the campaign:
What's up? GREAT news for you guys: we've kicked off an IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign to help fund the printing of the book, and we've already raised 20% of our fundraising goal in just THREE DAYS!
This is is a fantastic development, and we hope that you decide to contribute to the campaign! It's really affordable, too--for a donation of just $13.00, you can reserve a copy of THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT for yourself, below the eventual retail price! And there are other goodies available as well, including Michael Tullberg's last book DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave! Here's the link:
Hope that you decide to help make this project a reality!!
Yes, it’s been quite a while since our last post, but quite honestly, we’ve been SUPER busy over the last couple of months! We’ve been going through your submissions for the book, and for the most part, they’ve been fantastic! We’ve been fortunate to get stories in from all over the globe, and it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the power of electronic music is truly a universal one. You’re going to be knocked out by some of the things our contributors have to say. It’s been a long process to get to this point, but it’s also been well worth the effort!
Before too long, it’s going to be time to organize and format the whole thing, which means…more work, of course! *SIGH*…no rest for the wicked!
Keep in touch for further updates as they happen!
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