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Where to find Smart Pop online [24 Oct 2020|12:00am]
Looking for Smart Pop on Livejournal? We recommend the smartpopblog syndication feed.

You can also:

Become our fan on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter @smartpopbooks
Come visit (and read excerpts of our books) at smartpopbooks.com
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Smart Pop: Back in Action [24 Oct 2010|03:19pm]
We've been gone awhile here at LiveJournal (since 2009, a quick check tells me). Since then we've officially become an imprint and launched a new, improved site at smartpopbooks.com.

We're posting a new full essay from our backlist every day, along with pieces from new titles like Inside Joss' Dollhouse, The Psychology of Dexter, and Filled With Glee.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter (@smartpopbooks). And we're running a regularly updated blog with news, giveaways, and extra commentary, which you can follow on LiveJournal by subscribing to our syndication feed: http://smartpopblog.livejournal.com.

Hope to see you all there!
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In the Hunt officially available! [03 Mar 2009|06:57pm]
Our latest Smart Pop title, In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural, is officially released today!

Get more details and read an excerpt-- plus the finalist essays from our Smart Pop/Supernatural.tv essay contest from last winter-- at the link above.

Find it from us, or Amazon.com, or anywhere else books are sold!
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Scott Westerfeld/Uglies contest at teenlibris.com [14 Nov 2008|03:56pm]

Hey, I wanted to let you guys know about a contest teenlibris.com is running this month, where they're giving away copies of Scott Westerfeld's new book on the Uglies series, Bogus to Bubbly, plus Uglies series t-shirts and copies of the full Uglies series.  The details are at http://www.teenlibris.com/contests.html.

They also have a preview of Bogus to Bubbly up on the site as well! :)

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Happy "Deathly Hallows Release" Eve! [20 Jul 2007|03:18pm]
I'm of two minds about Wal-Mart, personally, but both of those minds were amused by Wal-Mart Watch's "Harry Potter and the Evil Lord Waldemart" video: watch it here, if you haven't already. Worth it alone for the moment between "Hermione" and "Ron" on the bridge; it's always nice when groups are clearly also fans of the thing they're spoofing.
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Smart Pop? Summer reading? [20 Jul 2007|03:05pm]
A little article on a few of our books by an interesting little Web mag I'd never heard of before. Again, I'm reminded how much bigger than me the Internet is.
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If you need of a costume this month for various HP releases . . . [10 Jul 2007|05:16pm]
. . . this might be the place to get it! (I'm . . . overwhelmed by the options.)
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Emily Nussbaum, would you like to write some essays for us? [27 Jun 2007|10:16am]
I never watched The Sopranos, which is probably why it took me so long to find this: The Long Con, a great piece on the show that makes me wish we were doing a Sopranos book just so we could reprint it. If you haven't read it, I'd recommend it, whether you watched the show or not.
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Mars Bars anyone? [08 Jun 2007|03:49pm]
Read about the latest Save VM campaign
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we love Pop Candy! [06 Jun 2007|09:41am]
Really nice little post from Whitney Matheson over at Pop Candy on Neptune Noir. Both it and Coffee at Luke's are off to great starts, sales-wise-- thanks, you guys! I think this means I get to keep my job. :)
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So there I was mourning Veronica Mars . . . [30 May 2007|12:51pm]
. . . and this morning, I read this: "According to a reliable source, Veronica Mars IS NOT YET CANCELED! This information comes from someone connected with the show's production, who claims that they are standing by in case the show gets picked up as a midseason replacement. There is still hope!" (SaveVeronicaMars.tv)
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in honor of Douglas Adams [25 May 2007|01:09pm]
Today, as it turns out, is Towel Day. Unfortunately, I arrived at work unprepared, and have had to substitute a paper towel. (As if the other people in our office building didn't look at us strangely already!)
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I Like My Ink Early [23 May 2007|03:07pm]
Totally digging this new site (and not, I swear, just because we've got some books up on it): Early Ink

Great idea, gorgeous site, great ease of use. Take a look, pass it on!
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Sex, Drugs, and Updating Your Blog [23 May 2007|01:12pm]
Great article in the NY Times about musicians and online fandom (free registration required-- but come on, shouldn't you be checking out what's going on in the world anyway?)
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Spring 2007 Book Excerpts Available for Viewing! [14 May 2007|04:11pm]
Just a heads up that you can now officially read excerpts from our Spring 2007 titles through the just-published Coffee at Luke's and Neptune Noir at smartpopbooks.com, as well as see the rest of our Smart Pop offerings through August 2007.

The latest:

Coffee at Luke's
Neptune Noir
The Psychology of Harry Potter
Halo Effect
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Smart Pop at CAPE! [08 May 2007|11:34am]
Look, we were captured on film (well, our sampler, anyway)! (Thanks, David.)
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Hey Dallasites . . . [02 May 2007|01:49pm]
We (and by "we," I mean "I) will be at CAPE here in Dallas this weekend all day Saturday (barring meal and bathroom breaks), giving out free copies of our Smart Pop sampler.

Smart Pop contributors in attendance include Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, and David Hopkins.
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meet your daemon [26 Apr 2007|10:36am]
I read Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series a few years ago, for the book we put out in 2005 (when, in theory but not in actuality, the movie was supposed to be released), Navigating the Golden Compass. Now that the film's coming out, the film's PR people have done a really nice site, complete with a quiz to figure out your daemon. The site is goldencompassmovie.com.
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What's Smart Pop been up to lately? [21 Mar 2007|09:57am]
It's been a busy couple of months here at Smart Pop central: after a bit of series downtime, we've got a new title in April (Halo Effect), two new titles in May (Neptune Noir and Coffee at Luke's), and a couple of others we're finishing up for the rest of the season. (Not to mention our latest "Psychology of" title, Psychology of Harry Potter.) There's been little time for blogging.

. . . which means there are some neat things we've got in progress that we haven't gotten around to telling much of anybody.

Here are the highlights:

Save Veronica Mars! - If you're a VM fan, you're probably up on the kerfluffle about the show being considered (again-- sigh) for cancellation. We've teamed up with SaveVeronicaMars.tv (formerly SaveVeronicaMars.com) to help the campaign to save the show: for every copy of Neptune Noir sold through their site, we'll donate $5 to the campaign. So if you were planning on picking up a copy, that would be my recommendation for the way to do it!

New Serenity Book - Finding Serenity's been such a great book for us that we're putting together a second collection of essays on the Firefly universe, this time covering the movie Serenity as well. We're calling it Serenity Found. Jane Espenson's back as our editor, and we've got essays by Nathan "Captain Tightpants" Fillion and Mutant Enemy special effects wizard Loni Peristere (and Orson Scott Card, and some of our other favorite Smart Pop writers). Pub date is set for October 2007.
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us? post sporadically? what? [16 Feb 2007|11:42am]
Researching for an upcoming book on 24, and I ran across this:

Basic Truths About Jack Bauer

Sure, there are some that bear an awfully strong resemblance to that list about Chuck Norris . . . but somehow, they fit better with Jack . . . .
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