THREE GUYS ONE BOOK originated as a way for three friends in the book business - Jason Chambers, Jason Rice and Dennis Haritou — to talk about books together. Featuring short reviews of stories and novels, publishing news, photography, and the popular 3G1B group discussion, the site launched in early 2008 with a conversation about Mark Sarvas’ Harry, Revised. In early 2009, Jonathan Evison, whose debut novel All About Lulu was another of the 3G1B early group efforts, accepted an invitation to become the mysterious “fourth guy.” Today, 3G1B has developed to include guest posts from writers and publishing personalities, extensive interviews, even more reviews, and most popularly, “conversations” in which the four guys opine on subjects such as ebooks, writing techniques, bookselling, p.r., and the future of publishing.
Dennis Haritou is co-founder and contributing editor of Three Guys One Book and a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. He has bought books for a large book retailer for seven years, for warehouse clubs for five, and has led a book club. He is currently Director of Merchandise at major book wholesaler.
Jason Chambers is co-founder and managing editor of Three Guys One book. He is also the CEO of the LitBreaker Advertising Network. He has been in the book business since 1993, including tenures as General Manager/Buyer at Book Peddlers in Athens, GA, Buyer and Merchandise Manager at Bookazine, an independent bookstore consultant, and a WordPress web designer for book blogs and author sites.
Jason Rice is co-founder and contributing editor of Three Guys One Book. He works for Baker & Taylor as the East Coast Manger, servicing the Independent Bookstore market. His short story ‘Philip’ appears in Hint Fiction: An Anthology of stories in 25 words or less, published by W.W. Norton. Recently his story, ‘Again I Do, Redux’ appeared in Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s Sunday Stories. Over the last 20 years he has worked in film production on the television shows The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Can We Shop; with Joan Rivers, and the feature Flirting With Disaster. After he graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design he taught photography to American students in the South of France. He lives in the United States. You can see his photos at Tom Crown Kills.
Jonathan Evison is the author of All About Lulu, West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. He likes rabbits. He also likes being the ambiguous fourth guy in the “Three Guys” triumvirate. He is the founder of the secret society, The Fiction Files (if he told, he’d have to kill you). He has a website, but it’s old. Just google him.
Joseph Rakowski (June 3, 1985) was born in Naples, Florida. He is the author of The Delivery Cut. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, Joseph entered law school staying only through his first year, before devoting his full time to writing. Joseph lives in Florida and recently finished his second novel, Bar Mate. He is currently working on his third book, Dead Fish. Please visit him at www.josephrakowski.com.
Scott Spinelli is the author of congratulations? and a stand-up comedian. He is currently working on his second novel, searching for (allie), and has an unhealthy obsession with lowercase letters. Visit him at www.scott-spinelli.com or follow him on twitter. Or, both.
Morgan Macgregor is a reader and blogger living in Los Angeles. She likes contemporary American fiction and talking about it. Probably because she’s Canadian.