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    Been a long time... OneTeam OneDream's Avatar
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    Rounder Books

    Small. Out of Mass. Started by 3 guys that were in the music biz. Like Baseball, specifically Red Sox. Anyone know any more?

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    Just did a quick look around...one thing I found was that this is an offshoot of Rounder Records. I think Alison Krause was (or still is) one of their artists.

    Here's an event from last year:

    http://www.portersquarebooks.com/NAS...eventId=300986

    This is from an interview (complete interview is here - http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine...res/cover.html):

    What’s the “next big thing?”
    BN: I don’t know that there is a “next big thing.” If we can keep on doing what we’ve been doing these last 35 years, that’s a big thing in itself.
    In 2004, we started a book division—Rounder Books. Hopefully, it’ll become self-sustaining. Maybe ten years down the road, Rounder Books will have some kind of a hit or something like that. I don’t see it happening the first three or four years, but you never know. Seriously, though, we are always looking to find musicians we believe in, and our whole staff works very hard to publicize and to market the recordings.


    How do you pick the books?
    BN: Sort of the way we used to pick music—what we like [laughter]. We’d like to do more books that combine—that touch music, that connect there, but it’s been slow getting started. I suspect once we get going—well, you never know.
    We are also working to go back into our archives and restore a lot of the unavailable recordings to print. Later in 2005, we’re going to launch the Rounder Archive. These older recordings will all be available digitally. People can download them, and we will also manufacture small runs of CDs. It’s been a matter of working out a way to make very small quantities of records available, yet in a cost-efficient fashion.


    Publisher's Weekly (from last year):

    http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6261966.html

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    She shoots, she links! The crowd goes wild...: http://www.rounderbooks.com/
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    Site hasn't been updated since 2008, but Amazon lists books pubbed in '09, so I won't count 'em out yet.
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    Site is gone. Per PW is "alive but inactive": http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/b...-inactive.html

    First book since announcement pubbed this month, in fact. By owner.
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