Post by Hip Pocket Sleaze on Aug 22, 2011 7:59:49 GMT
Forgive the shameless plug but I am very pleased to announce that my new book HIP POCKET SLEAZE has been published and is now available exclusively from Headpress in the UK. I believe it should be available on Amazon and select stores and other online retailers in the coming weeks, and in UK stores around October.....Press release is below...
New from Headpress:
HIP POCKET SLEAZE The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks by John Harrison
DRUGS! INCEST! WITCHCRAFT! SADISTIC NAZIS! SEX-STARVED HOUSEWIVES! BRITISH BIKERS! And More.....
Your comprehensive guide to the original pulp fiction Nearly 400 pages bursting with timeless smut... An essential companion to the Bad Mags books...
HIP POCKET SLEAZE is an introduction to the world of vintage, lurid adult paperbacks. Charting the rise of sleazy pulp fiction during the 1960s and 1970s and reviewing many of the key titles, the book takes an informed look at the various genres and markets from this enormously prolific era, from groundbreaking gay and lesbian-themed books to the Armed Services Editions. Influential authors, publishers and cover artists are profiled and interviewed, including the "godfather of gore" H. G. Lewis, cult lesbian author Ann Bannon, fetish artist parexcellence Bill Ward and many others.
A companion to Bad Mags, Headpress' guide to sensationalist magazines of the 1970s, HIP POCKET SLEAZE also offers extensive bibliographical information and plenty of outrageous cover art.
Find out more about Hip Pocket Sleaze at Worldheadpress
Headpress ( www.worldheadpress.com ) Suite 306, 2a Abbot St. London, E8 3DP, UK Office: +44 (0)208 888 0781 / Orders: 0845 3301 844
my grim experience of vault has taught me it's always best to bash them over the head with as many as many visuals as possible, John, so:
looks very much our type of thing. i know Justin has made mention of HPS in Fanatic and now having scrutinised the cover and watched the video, i can so understand why this would appeal to him! very glad to see personal favourite, Haining & Sellwood's hilarious Devil Worship In Britain, made the back cover! will be up for a copy of this when it hits the uk stores and no mistake.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.