Briefly Noted | James Frey ignores publishing houses to release new book through art gallery | Books | The Guardian
Frey’s original manuscript will be printed on canvas and displayed by the publisher, the Gagosian gallery in New York, alongside new artworks by several top American artists to illustrate it. They include Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Richard Phillips and Terry Richardson.
For those not able to afford the $150 (£93) price tag for the collectors’ edition, Frey is also self-publishing his work directly as an ebook through Kindles, iPads, Nooks and eReaders. The bad news for the folks at Harper Collins, Random House and other big imprints is that, amid these new-fangled outlets, there isn’t a publishing house in sight.