Last week, Buzzwords mentioned Tom McCarthy. Tom is General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society a "semi-fictitious avant-garde network" also the author of Remainder published by the intriguing Metronome Press:
As a result of the research that led to Metronome No. 9, based on the international history of avant-garde publishing in Paris and its productive intersection between art and literature, we have undertaken a substantial development of Metronome: the launch of a new collection of paperbacks and the foundation of Metronome Press an experimental production and publishing company based in Paris.
The first activity of Metronome Press is the publication of fiction written by artists in the shape of a new paperback series. To ensure international distribution, these paperbacks are published in English, but soon will be translated into French and possibly other languages. In publishing in English yet from Paris, we are taking on Maurice Girodias’ brilliant intuition whereby he sought to highlight the cultural internationalism of Paris and turn it into a centre for global arts distribution.