Sunday, January 31, 2010

Plays and Playwrights News

Sorry I've been sort of MIA for a while. Busy times here at NYTE HQ.

I wanted to pass along some updates about our Plays and Playwrights books.

First--with very mixed feelings, I report that Plays and Playwrights 2003 is now officially out of print. This anthology contains wonderful work by Joe Godfrey, Catherine Gillet, Andrea Lepcio, Ato Essandoh, Nat Colley, Leon Chase, Marc Morales, Joseph Langham, Maggie Cino, Edward Musto, and Kelly McAllister. It's the third of our anthologies to go out of print (following Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium and Plays and Playwrights 2005).

The interesting--and very gratifying--thing is that demand for the plays in our out-of-print volumes continues unabated. What can we do to help make sure that these plays remain available to those who want to read/perform/produce them? We are moving rapidly toward a solution!

This month, we will be releasing our very first ebook, a new edition of Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium. There will be very complete details here on the blog very soon; for now I can tell you that it will be available for Amazon's Kindle, and will feature--in addition to seven of the plays we originally published in the print edition of this anthology--terrific never-before-published bonus material. The extras include one-act plays by Garth Wingfield, Lynn Marie Macy, Edmund De Santis, and David Dannenfelser, plus a tantalizing excerpt from one of the latest Kirk Wood Bromley plays, plus an excerpt from Gary Rudoren's screenplay based on "So, I Killed a Few People..."

Watch for the official release, very soon!

Finally, I want to mention that Plays and Playwrights 2010 is in the works. Our publication date will be a little later than usual this year--we're aiming for release on or about March 31. Again, watch this space for the latest details.

I am so excited about both of our new publications--can't wait to share more about them with you.

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