Six months and one week after we started this process, I'm very pleased to announce that we've - finally - selected the proposals that will become books in the series during 2010 and 2011. They are, in no particular order:
Portishead's Dummy, by RJ Wheaton
Johnny Cash's American Recordings, by Tony Tost
Television's Marquee Moon, by Bryan Waterman
Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville, by Gina Arnold
AC/DC's Highway to Hell, by Joe Bonomo
Ween's Chocolate and Cheese, by Hank Shteamer
Radiohead's Kid A, by Marvin Lin
Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me, by Nick Attfield
Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace, by Aaron Cohen
Slint's Spiderland, by Scott Tennent
The Rolling Stones' Some Girls, by Cyrus Patell
I really wish we could have signed up closer to 20 titles, as was the original idea, but in the current climate we at Continuum - like most other publishing houses - have to be a little careful.
Anyhow, a huge Thank You to everybody who participated in this process, whether by sending in a proposal or by voicing your opinions on this blog. It was fun, exhausting, wonderful, infuriating, educational, and mindboggling in equal parts.
(And let me be the first to point out that, yes, the Portishead proposal wasn't on the final shortlist. I changed my mind on that one, late in the day.)