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Small press success story

Via IMDB, I stumbled across the following fun fact: Shane Jones’s Light Boxes, published by Publishing Genius, recently had its movie rights purchased by Spike Jonze. This is a huge deal for Publishing Genius, which my friend Adam Robinson founded a few years ago, and will hopefully give PG and small presses more generally closer to the amount of credibility they deserve.


July 28, 2009 - Posted by | books, film, Solidarity


  1. Thanks a lot, Adam. Huge deal, and in fact “beyond my wildest expectations” would be an understatement. Doesn’t hurt that there is a bit of a Spike Jonze influence on the whole book.

    Comment by Adam R | July 28, 2009

  2. That looks like a very attractive book, physically.

    Also, does this mean that either Adam R. or the author of Light Boxes (curiously unnamed on the press’s page?) is wealthy?

    Comment by ben wolfson | July 28, 2009

  3. Shane Jones, apparently. Is Shane Jones rich?

    Comment by ben wolfson | July 28, 2009

  4. I’ve added the author’s name. I agree on the attractiveness of the book’s design.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | July 28, 2009

  5. Oh man, I can’t believe after 5 months this is the first time I’m realizing his name isn’t on that page.


    Comment by Adam R | July 28, 2009

  6. The official website of the book, though, is — and it’s a beast.

    Comment by Adam R | July 28, 2009

  7. Actually, you can see his name if you look at the picture of the book.

    Comment by ben | July 28, 2009

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