Free Gift-Wrapping Through Christmas 2011!

December 6, 2011

100 Watt Press is glad to assist you with your holiday shopping—by providing free gift-wrapping for all items purchased directly from us through Christmas 2011!

To take advantage of this offer, enter the following information in the “Add special instructions to the seller” box during checkout:

  • Promo code “GIFT”
  • The names you wish to appear on the “From:” and “To:” lines of the enclosed card
  • The name and address you wish to ship to (if different from your own)
  • Please specify snazzy wrapping paper or eco-friendly newspaper

You can purchase signed copies of The Gnoll Credo here, and you can purchase “Die Biting The Throat” T-shirts here.

Happy holidays!
-100 Watt Press

“Die Biting The Throat” T-Shirts Now Available!

IMPORTANT! These shirts are no longer available! We’ll let you know if we ever decide to reprint them.

In association with author J. Stanton, our first non-book item is now available:

“Die Biting The Throat” T-shirts!

Two colors on black T-shirt.
Unisex shirts (pictured) are midweight cotton.
Women's shirts are fitted, lightweight ringspun cotton.

All measurements are the actual size of the shirt, measured around the chest.
Note that women’s sizes run small.
Unisex sizes: S = 36″ chest, M = 40″ chest, L = 44″ chest, X-Large = 48″ chest.
Women’s sizes: S = 33.5″ chest, M = 35.5″ chest, L = 37.5″ chest.

You can also order through the “Gnollwear” page at J. Stanton’s website.

Thank you for supporting independent publishing!
-100 Watt Press

Thank You To Our Generous Donors: Serengeti Fundraiser Accounting

June 19, 2011

Now that the money is safely in the hands of the WCST, we’ve updated our Serengeti fundraiser page with a full accounting of all donations received.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the generous donors who stepped forward to help save the Serengeti! Our own fundraiser is over, but you can still help: read J. Stanton’s article about the proposed Serengeti Highway to learn more.

Help Save The Serengeti!

April 17, 2011

The Serengeti is in grave danger.

The Tanzanian government plans to build a highway straight across it, destroying a World Heritage Site and their own $1.5 billion tourism industry. For a limited time, we are making donations to the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania for each copy of The Gnoll Credo we sell, and we are giving away copies with donations of $50 or $100.

Click here to learn more, and to help if you can.

The Gnoll Credo: “Funny, Provocative, Entertaining, Fun, Insightful” and much more

February 16, 2011

Reader reviews of The Gnoll Credo continue to roll in—and we’re pleased that they share our high opinion of J. Stanton’s astounding debut novel.

This book was a fantastic read. For a book filled with so much anger, sex, and violence, I find it great that I walk away from the text thinking “wow, that was one of the most joyous books ever!”. “Joyous” really is the word here.”

The short review is this – Just read it. It’s a quick read, with no wasted pages, and whether or not you enjoy the story itself, as I did, it will leave you thinking about how we live on this planet in ways you probably have not considered before.”

Fun, funny, provocative and has some insightful social commentary. If we could all just be like gnolls. Plenty of laugh out loud moments combined with great commentary on the human condition.”

“The prose is very readable, the pacing moves things right along, and the characters are great. I want to see more from this author.

“Be warned though, it’s hard to keep on your bookshelf – I’ve given away one copy already, and expect to lose another one if I keep leaving it out for guests to find.”

And we love this one so much we’re going to reprint it here:

“This book took me totally by surprise. I didn’t know what to expect, but I sure didn’t expect what I got–and I loved it.

It takes real skill to create an emotionally moving portrait of a friendship between a human and a semi-human creature. Stanton not only achieves it, he backs it with the power of a gut-punch.

Elegantly terse (like the speech of Gnolls themselves), this fast read packs more thought-provoking ideas and emotion-wrenching fun into its brief pages than many novels five times as long. Highly recommended.

(All reviews from customers at

Just added! J. Stanton Book Signing in South Lake Tahoe, January 16

January 13, 2011

J. has been taking a break from book signings after a busy November and December (during which he’s been writing lots of entertaining and controversial articles for his website,…but he’s back!

Event: J. Stanton signs The Gnoll Credo
Time: Sunday, January 16, 2-5 PM
Location: South Lake Tahoe, at Seattle’s Best Coffee in the Heavenly Village Plaza, just behind the Heavenly gondola.
Click here for a map: Seattle’s Best is at #35, next to the ATM.

Come grab some coffee—and a signed copy of what reviewers call “Easy reading but intellectually provocative,” “A brilliant commentary,” and “A fantastic read…One of the most joyous books ever.” (Read more reviews here.).

Support independent publishing!

(Of course, if you can’t make it to the signing, we’re happy for you to buy a copy online.)

November and December Book Tour Dates for J. Stanton

November 15, 2010

J. Stanton will be signing copies of The Gnoll Credo, speaking about everything from hyena biology to prehistoric hunting techniques, and generally causing trouble at the following locations and times:

November 20 (Saturday): Borders, Vacaville, CA, 1 PM-3 PM
November 27 (Saturday): Borders, Folsom, CA, 1 PM-3 PM
November 28 (Sunday): Borders, Roseville, CA, 1 PM-3 PM

December 4 (Saturday): Borders, Carson City, NV, 3 PM-5 PM
December 5 (Sunday): Borders, Stockton, CA, Noon-3 PM
December 18 (Saturday): Borders, Reno, NV, Noon-3 PM

Critics have called The Gnoll Credo “A brilliant commentary” and “Humorous, thoughtful, and very entertaining,” readers have called it “One of the most joyous books ever…full of energy, vigor, and fun writing” and “Like an epiphany from a deep meditative experience,” and the author calls it “What happens when Jared Diamond or Margaret Mead crashes Avatar into Fight Club.”

Click here to learn more.

Still more glowing reviews for The Gnoll Credo

October 13, 2010

The Midwest Book Review opines:

“Humorous, thoughtful, and very entertaining, “The Gnoll Credo” is a choice pick, very highly recommended.”

And from an alert reader:

“Loved the book and its exploration of our worldview. The anthropologist-meets-hyena-creature was a perfect way to examine the foibles of our culture. The style is accessible and thoughtful. It’s a quick read, but demands attention. You won’t want to put it down until you’ve finished the whole story. The Epilogue was striking. The metaphors for Gryka and the King are still rolling around my brain. Well done!”

More excellent reviews available here and here.

Learn more about The Gnoll Credo here.

J. Stanton Book Signings and Readings, October 1 and 2

September 26, 2010

Author J. Stanton will be appearing at the following locations and times:

October 1, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Zephyr Books, 1501 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV.

October 2, Noon to 3 PM: Borders Books and Music, 4995 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV.
      (Store is in the Redfield Promenade mall)

He’ll be signing books, reading from The Gnoll Credo, holding forth on an astounding variety of subjects, and most likely giving away some snazzy “Books Matter” and “Die Biting The Throat” promotional stickers.

Yes, copies will be available at the signing if you haven’t bought yours yet. Come support independent publishing!

Interview with J. Stanton in the Reno Gazette-Journal! archivesSunday’s Reno Gazette-Journal contains a full-page feature on J. Stanton and The Gnoll Credo!

Unfortunately, the full article is no longer available at the RGJ website: here is the summary at the archive page.