We’re a little sad that we didn’t hear it from Richard Nash directly (nary a word on his blog even, but clearly a man can’t do everything all at once), but we know how busy publishing moguls can be. Besides the news is everywhere, it wasn’t like we were going to miss the announcement. Soft Skull Press has entered into a mutually beneficial alliance PopMatters. The new baby will be called PopMatters Books Imprint. But we’ll let them explain the union in their own words:
The PopMatters Books Imprint will extend the discussion and documentation of global pop cultural matters from the online essays, interviews, and reviews PopMatters readers expect, to in-depth, book-length explorations of cultural criticism. PopMatters’ diverse staff and their savvy and entertaining writing styles, combined with Soft Skull’s like-minded commitment toward publishing content that addresses critical cultural matters of our time, will further engage readers who crave a book in hand as a vital supplement to their varied, intellectually-fulfilling diet. Books to be published under the PopMatters imprint are in process, and we anticipate announcing the first of them in Spring 2006.
We think this means cool stuff aimed at cool people. If not, we are always open to gentle correction. In fact, we’re sure of it:
“To understand the world, we must think globally and comprehend the hybrid,” said Soft Skull
Publisher Richard Nash. â€œPopMatters is by far the most internationally-oriented of the online
culture magazines; it seamlessly unites high and low, disregarding boundaries, overturning
conventional wisdom, and does so with style and brio. Itâ€™s a thrill to be working together.â€