Publishing the unpublished since 2004... ILOANBooks is a bookstore, a publishing company, and an acronym.
Infinity Links October And November
Itchy Legs Often Ain't Normal
It Looks Obvious After Napping
Insane Love Objectifies All Neurosis
Igloo Leasers Of Alaskan Nativity
Incandescent Lights On Amicable Nights
Intelligent Living Organisms Against Nouns
Irrefutable Lambasters Of Alfani Neckwear
Information Lingers Obstinately Among Newspapers
Insects Laugh Off All Neglect
Inconsequential Longings Old And New
We specialize in low circulation novelty literature with an emphasis on conceptual prose poetry, often with illustrations or photography. Gus Iversen maintains this website with his archaic understanding of HTML. All said, roughly 35 books have been published by ILOANBooks and about 15 of them are currently for sale.
Our first book was Badly Drawn Monkeys, a spiral-bound poetry compilation printed at an extinct copy shop in Rohnert Park, CA. We have experimented with everything from the glossy finish of online printing companies to the DIY sensibility of a 5 cent copy machine. At present we are somewhere inbetween, printing most of our books at NYU. We believe that sometimes it is to a writer's credit that they cannot obtain a proper book deal with a major house. We believe writers who want to share deserve to share. We take pride in publishing entirely original, unmarketable, and brilliant literature.
For more about the philosophy of ILOANBooks please see Gus Iversen's interview on the Josh Volinski Show - and forgive him for stammering and being awkward. Being on TV is scary!
In the next link we talk to DJ Kory of Breakthru Radio about independent publishing and how it relates to the grassroots movement of Occupy Wall St. There are Tom Waits songs too. Spoiler Alert: We don't know how to fix the economy.