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A DECADE OF PUSHING PAPER at his menial office job, Edward Smith is about to blow this popsicle stand, and he’s going to make sure everyone’s covered in frozen juice on the way out. Belligerent, bleak, and bitterly funny, Exit Strategies traces the disintegration of one man’s identity as he writes, re-writes, and re-re-writes the ultimate resignation letter. Edward’s offbeat and all-consuming quest for the vengeance and vindication of the office worker—and his correspondingly dark transformation—is one that every cubicle jockey will recognize…whether they want to or not.

S T R AT E G I E S

J OEY C OMEAU writes the webcomic A Softer World. His fourth book, Overqualified, was named “one of the seasons most remarkable books” by Maclean’s.

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From Jay-Z to William Shatner, Jian Ghomeshi has talked to some A of today’s most compelling cultural icons. In Sound Bites, Ghomeshi steps back from the microphone to reflect on his ten-year career of championing arts, culture and Canadian identity through lively conversation. In this, his first book, he shares his pre-interview process, behind-the-scenes recollections and anecdotes from the guests who have most captivated and challenged him. Ghomeshi acts as our guide as we get a more intimate look at prominent authors, actors and thinkers. The world of radio broadcasting is a kingdom of jesters, rogues and consummate orators where Ghomeshi holds court.

FTER A DECADE OF PUSHING PAPER at his menial office job, Edward Smith is about to blow this popsicle stand, and he’s going to make sure everyone’s covered in frozen juice on the way out. Belligerent, bleak, and bitterly funny, Exit Strategies traces the disintegration of one man’s identity as he writes, re-writes, and re-re-writes the ultimate resignation letter. Edward’s offbeat and all-consuming quest for the vengeance and vindication of the office worker—and his correspondingly dark transformation—is one that every cubicle jockey will recognize…whether they want to or not.

J OEY C OMEAU writes the webcomic A Softer World. His fourth book, Overqualified, was named “one of the seasons most remarkable books” by Maclean’s.

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“You’re a very good interviewer … and I don’t say that often. You are!” — Barbara Walters

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MARKETING

“Witty, observant and downright hip, but enough about me! Ghomeshi is one of the greatest interviewers working in Canada today!” — George Stroumboulopoulos Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian broadcaster, writer and musician raised in Thornhill, Ontario. He is best known as a national on-air personality on CBC Radio One’s Q. His opinion pieces have been published in The Sunday Washington Post, The National Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star. He was also a member of the multiplatinum selling folk-rock group, Moxy Früvous.

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Generation X and Y readers who are familiar with the CBC and Ghomeshi, and who have an interest in current events, entertainment, the arts and pop culture.

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new novel where a disgruntled office worker jeopardizes his sanity in his quest to ARC, press release, author Moxy Früvous fake tattoo. 16 kits and follow up to: write the bio, ultimate resignation letter.

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Andrew Gorham (Globe and Mail), Sarah Murdoch (National Post), Michael Shenker (Montreal Gazette), Cudmore (Toronto Star), Rebecca (Vancouver AfterDoug a decade of pushing paper at his menialWigod office job, Edward Sun), Smith is ready Tom Babin (Calgary Herald), Richard Helm (Edmonton Journal), Robert Bostelaar to blow this popsicle stand, and he’s going to make sure everyone’s(Ottawa covered in Citizen), Julia McKinnell (Maclean’s), John (Vancouver Balzar (Eye frozen juice on the way out.Burns Comeau secures Magazine), his footholdDavid as a brave new voice Weekly) and Morley Walker (Winnipeg Free Press). $480 in transgressive fiction, in this concurrently devastating and darkly humourous ARCs to key booksellers McNally Robinson, Cityfunny, and Page & Turners,traces and Bombus full-lengthincluding novel. Belligerent, bleak andBook bitterly Exit Strategies sales reps. $400the disintegration of one man’s identity in a dizzying blend of text, memos and resignation letters as Edward concocts the ultimate kiss-off. Edward’s offbeat and Publication Launch: Live-air launch putting Ghomeshi in the interview seat and asking him questions from all-consuming quest for the vengeance vindication of the office worker—and fans (interviewer: Stroumboulopoulos). Will includeone clips from Q of past jockey will hisGeorge correspondingly dark transformation—is that every cubicle S T R AT E Ginterviews I E S and live music. … whether they want to or not. recognize ■ ■ ■

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Author tour of writers festivalsofin:wry, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. “A collection clever and demonic resignation letters, teeming with Interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. knife-edged and stomach-tearing Author will self-promote on hismalice own radio show Q. $2,000 hilarity. Comeau successfully

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Online marketingfaceless will be done primarily through author’s already existing social networks: employee.” Facebook, Twitter and personal webpage. — Globe and Mail ISBN: 978-0-304-33333-2 Cross-promotion with celebrities mentioned in book on their social networking sites and websites. CDN: $19.95 Promotion on Bombus website and also used to gather user-generated “Overqualified is disorientingly funny”—Rainn Wilsoncomments and 5.5 x 8.5 • 208 pages questions for Ghomeshi to be asked during live on-air launch. Bombus holds world Bombus rights will feature podcasts from profiled interviewees on their website.

“Joey Comeau is the real deal.” — in Douglas Coupland Trade Advertising: 1/2 page colour ad Books for Everybody. $1,725

MARKETING and RIGHTS Comeau writes A Softer World,Booksellers. which has appeared Coop Advertising: 1/2 page B&W adJoey in The Toronto Star the withcomic McNally Robinson $2,000 recently in The Guardian andChapters been profiled in Rolling Stone, and which Publisher’s Weekly Premium advertising space in 80 locations. $4,000 Promotion on high-traffic blogs called “subtle and dramatic.” The A Softer World website has been online since Excerpt: Globe and Mail — 2003 and has an average daily readership of 70,000 people worldwide. Point of Sale Materials: fourth book, Overqualified (2009), was called “onetoofkey thebooksellers. season’s Bookmarks with Comeau’s favorite quotations from Ghomeshi interviews distributed Report on Business section most remarkable books” by Maclean’s. Exit Strategies is Comeau’s fifth novel. $200 Radio promotion on CBC US Film Option Budget: $10,805 Bookmarks UK Rights Sold

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Short Fiction

Compiled and Edited by Rick

Maddocks

Foreword by Tom Wayman

PUNCHED OUT A Hardworking Anthology of Short Fiction

Eighteen Canadian authors capture the blue-collar grind WORKING UNDERWATE in this industrious anthology of short stories that keeps working long past quitting time.

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Edited by award-winning writer and musician RickSERIES! Maddocks, Punched Upcoming titles: Out is more satisfying than swiping staplers or Working ducking in the Darkout early on and Working in Friday afternoon. In this hard-working anthology of new fiction, writers the Sky from coast-to-coast clock in with original short stories of the coffee-fueled blue-collar life. The characters in Punched Out drive taxis, wait tables and work the assembly lines in aircraft factories. These are stories about hardworking Canadians—men and women who push through with their heads down, stealing glances at the horizon in search of new opportunities.

Below the ocean’s surface bubbles a wide world of adventure and excitement, and the world’s flashiest and splashiest jobs! Filled with fun and interesting facts, Working Underwater shows you what it’s like to work beneath the waves. Dive right into these brightly coloured pages highlighting exciting jobs that allow you to wear a wetsuit to the office.

Kathy Conlan is an expert in the weird and wonderful world of the sea, and has written a popular children’s book titled Under the Ice.

“Accurate representations of work are rarely treated in television, movies, and novels…until now. Punched Out is a broadly appealing anthology that delves into the rewarding and humiliating situations people encounter on the job.” — Quill & Quire Bombus Books Printed and bound in Canada Printed on forest-friendly paper Cover photograpgy by Michael DeFreitas Cover design by Tracy Hurren

OCTOBER 2010 ISBN: 987-0-304-32222-7 Electronic Book CDN: Part 1: $11.95 / Part 2: $11.95 $19.95 for complete package POD Version: visit BookRiff.com Bombus holds world rights

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Rick Maddocks is the author Sputnik Diner, an award-winning collection of short fiction. His work has also appeared in anthologies such as AWOL: True Tales for Travel-Inspired Minds. He is the frontman of the atmospheric pop quartet, The Beige, and is the editor of Event: The Douglas College Review. Authors Include: Sandra Birdsell, Richard Van Camp, Lynn Coady, Anne Compton, John Gould, Michael Hennessey, Jeanette Lynes, Steven Mayoff, Chandra Mayor, Lisa Moore, Saleema Nawaz, Helen Potrebenko, Patricia Robertson, Makeda Silvera, Melissa Steele, Jon Symons, Drew Hayden Taylor, Gary Whitehead.

Advance excerpt story/ad in Event Excerpts in Geist and Our Times Compiler-Editor tour with band— The Beige. Stops in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax with author appearances.

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Nonficion Ages 9-12

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Swimming with fun facts and cool photos, this fascinating book about undersea careers will encourage readers aged 9-12 to dive right in! Below the ocean’s surface bubbles a wide world of adventure, excitement, and the world’s flashiest and splashiest jobs! Filled with fun and interesting facts, Working Underwater shows you what it’s like to helm a submarine, salvage sunken ships, tangle with an octopus and so much more! The middle reader will dive right into these brightly coloured pages that feature photos from the world’s most spectacular coral reefs and highlight exciting jobs that allow you to wear a wetsuit to the office. The first title in The Working Book Series. Upcoming titles include: Working in the Sky and Working in the Dark

MAY Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-304-31111-8 CDN: $15.95 7 x 8 • 112 pages Bomubus holds world rights 68 full colour photos

“Conlan and DeFreitas offer young readers an engaging peek below the ocean’s surface from an unexplored and practical angle.”—Jeff Kinney Kathy Conlan is an expert in the weird and wonderful world of the sea, and has written an award winning popular children’s book entitled Under the Ice. She is a research scientist currently working with the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Michael DeFreitas is a travel photographer working out of Delta, BC. A PADI certified scuba diving instructor with a passion for photography, DeFreitas teaches workshops on underwater photography when he isn’t exploring the world.

MARKETING & RIGHTS Digital slideshow on children’s websites Co-op available for readings/signings Reviews in Owl, Kayak, Whoa! (YTV) Full-colour posters US and Japanese Rights Sold

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