Everett True has announced the launch of Rejected Unknown, a new book publishing platform for “Rejects & Misfits”.
True’s proposal for a book about Daniel Johnston’s album Hi, How Are You was recently turned down by Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, inspiring him to ask, “What other wonderful potential projects have been turned down flat? I know that brilliant writers, such as Jack Sargeant and Karren Ablaze, had proposals rejected, too. Absurd, I hear you cry! Absurd! Will no one do anything about this travesty of taste!?”
Within a week of announcing his intent, True had a team assembled, including writers, artists, musicians, illustrators, academics and scholars, lawyers and marketing professionals. Nearly 200 people signed up to help launch the book company and its first publication. Their first book will be 101 Albums You Should Die Before You Hear. “We have two inviolate rules at Rejected Unknown: 1) All contributors are paid, and, 2) Equal gender representation.”
101 Albums You Should Die Before You Hear “will set forth a collection of funny, cruel, clever, brutally honest, purely vitriolic and poetic criticisms of history’s most loved and most hated albums.” Rejected Unknown hope to publish three to five new titles per quarter.
Check out Rejected Unknown on Facebook.