Archives For Beatdom Updates

Updates about the magazine and its websites.

New from Beatdom Books

Hello and a very happy New Year to our readers. At the end of 2017, Beatdom Books published two exciting new titles: Mickey Harper’s Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Rob Johnson’s Did Beatniks Kill John F. Kennedy? These rounded out an important year for Beatdom. Founded in 2007, this marked our tenth anniversary. We published a special edition of the journal in May and John Tytell’s second book with Beatdom, Beat Transnationalism, during the summer.

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Win a Copy of Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Tomorrow we are releasing Mickey Harper’s new book, Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. This is the latest in a long line of scholarly-yet-accessible titles from Beatdom Books – a publishing company dedicated to promoting the best Beat Generation scholarship. To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a free copy of the book.  Continue Reading…

Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

In Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Mickey Harper explores the influence of the Beat Generation on the American counterculture during the period 1956-1973. He explores the rise and fall of various countercultural movements through an exploration of literature from this period. The three central texts he explores are Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957), Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968), and Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971). Continue Reading…

Beat Transnationalism Event

On October 4th, Howl! Happening is holding a publication party for John Tytell’s new book, Beat Transnationalism. – published by Beatdom BooksContinue Reading…

Win Free Beat Generation Books

It’s competition time once again! Here at Beatdom Books we specialize in publishing books about the Beat Generation. In addition to publishing the Beatdom literary journal, we also publish books about the Beats, including these ones: Continue Reading…

Beatdom #18 is Out Now

We are delighted to announce the release of Beatdom #18, which marks this journal’s tenth anniversary!

You can get it on Kindle or as a paperback.

See the list of contents here.

Beatdom #18 – What to Expect

Very soon we will be releasing Beatdom #18, a special issue of the journal that marks our tenth anniversary. This will be our longest issue yet with almost 200 pages. As always, the cover has been made by the incredible Waylon Bacon: Continue Reading…

Beatdom Turns 10

This month, Beatdom Literary Journal celebrates its tenth anniversary. Since our founding in May, 2007, we have released seventeen issues of the journal and Beatdom Books – our publishing branch – has published a dozen books.  Continue Reading…

Early Praise for Beat Transnationalism

Next month, Beatdom Books will release John Tytell’s collection of essays and letters, Beat Transnationalism. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle title, or directly from us via the button at the bottom of this link. Here are what some leading Beat scholars have had to say after reading it:  Continue Reading…

Coming Soon: Beat Transnationalism

We are proud to announce a forthcoming publication from Beatdom Books. Since 2007 we have specialized in books relating to the Beat Generation, including works such as Larry Beckett’s Beat Poetry, Eliot Katz’s The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg, and Marc Olmsted’s Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg. Our newest publication is John Tytell’s Beat Transnationalism, which will be released in May. Continue Reading…