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Release Party for An Accidental Profession

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We're excited to announce the details of our release party for Daniel S. Jones's An Accidental Profession. The event will be held at the Northside Yacht Club (4231 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223) on Friday, June 16th at 7:00 PM. See our Facebook invite and RSVP.

Jones will be reading a selection from the novel as well as signing copies of the book, which will be available for purchase all evening.

We will also be providing hors d'oeuvres for the event (meat and vegetarian options available). Northside Yacht Club will be creating a themed cocktail for the event--more details to come on that.


An Accidental Profession Available in Stores

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Friends in Cincinnati, Ohio will be delighted to know that they can now purchase copies of An Accidental Profession at Shake It Records in Northside. We're currently working on finding a home for the book at more locations throughout the city as well as more places online for you to purchase An Accidental Profession. We'll have more news soon, too, about our release event featuring a reading and signing by Daniel S. Jones.


Choosing An Accidental Profession

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If you're unfamiliar with this site, you may be wondering a whole host of things: Where am I? What is Waxing Press? What is An Accidental Profession? Why should I read this book? I write books, should I submit my book to Waxing Press? So, to answer most of those questions, I'd like to answer a bigger one: why did we choose An Accidental Profession to inaugurate Waxing Press and set us out into this world? It's an easy one. So allow us to elucidate:

Firstly, it's uproarious in its degradation. Told through the lens of anonymity on all accounts, the narrator unshackles the chains to tell the secret lives of the most unsavory, unsympathetic creatures you could ever meet. Somehow, they're all believable in their un-savoriness, and, to apply the cliche of a train wreck, you cannot bear look away. You invest in their horrible acts, somehow rooting for them to score with the best looking guy or gal in the office--married or not. It's a carnival pleasure of sorts. There's Chaucerian ribaldry, there's tales of comeuppance, it's the workplace fiction-as-fact tell-all of modern life in the American corporate office--where so many find themselves because it offers a handsome paycheck, comfortable living, but a miserable quality of such. It is somewhere you found yourself one day, unplanned. An accidental profession.

Further, captured in the book is that kind of zeitgeist of existential Bartlebian office-life dread, with a critical, soul-dividing narrative of forlorn love. Is it love or lust?

I could go on, but I don't want to dictate what the book is and isn't to you. So let this stand as a couple of the reasons why we chose this book for Waxing Press. I really hope others can find the same universal sensibility in it. If not, at least there's a lot of weird office sex in it.

Welcome to Waxing Press

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Our first title, An Accidental Profession by Daniel S. Jones will be available for pre-order in a matter of days. Please check back soon or sign up to our mailing list using the form to the the right to be notified when it becomes available. In addition to being able to purchase print and digital editions of the book we'll also have some Waxing Press merchandise available through this site as well. If you prefer to use Amazon directly to order digital books on your Kindle-enabled device, An Accidental Profession as a digital book will be available to purchase on Amazon, but please note, the digital edition purchased through our site will have formats compatible with all eReader devices including Kindle. You can read more about it in our FAQs section.

Going forward, this blog space will feature book reviews from our staff's reading lists, some short thought pieces on writing, literary aesthetics and style, as well as other literature news and whatever else we want to share with you.

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