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Stop Smiling Moves from Magazines to Books

Like Playboy or Esquire, Stop Smiling distinguished itself on the magazine racks with its multiple monthly covers and long form interviews. So, when it released a final issue last year, many mourned the loss. But Stop Smiling has transformed itself into a publishing house. Their first book is out now. It's by Dave Tompkins and it's titled How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop. Publisher and editor JC Gabel stopped by recently to talk about the switch from magazines to books. He says partnerships with New York-based companies Melville House Publishing and Random House make their independent enterprise possible.

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