Tao Lin is a writer who has been mentioned here once or twice. And now, via Bookslut, we hear that Bed, his collection of short stories will be published by Melville House.
Tao Lin has his own blog, of course, and has things to say about the deal, as you would expect. It seems that he wants some negative blurbs to publicise the work. And you don't even have to read the book in order to declare, with absolute authority, that it is... Well, find your own choice of words.
Melville House is a relatively new publishing house. It is associated with a famous blog called Moby Lives, which tells its own story.
I see that one of the books on the Melville House list is entitled A Reader's Manifesto: an attack on the growing pretentiousness in American literary prose. No shortage of source material for that one then.