2012 has been a good year for us here at Clinicality. While we’ve not published quite as many titles as we might have hoped due to financial constraints and having lives outside publishing – including crummy day jobs, yadda yadda – we have put out some titles we’re inordinately proud of. They’ve even been shifting units. We’ve also made pretty much all of our catalogue available for Kindle, and this has proved to be a resounding success. We sold more Kindle titles in the second half of 2012 than print books in the preceding 18 months. It might be sad news in terms of our beloved paper books, but as publishers, our main objective is to get our work out there and get it read. So looking to 2013, we’re aiming to build on the successes of the last 12 months, and naturally, we’ll be keeping it brutal.
While we’re yet to firm up the precise dates, we’ve got our publishing schedule for the first half of 2013 pencilled in and it seems only right to share it. So, provided the Mayan Apocalypse fails to materialise next week, the following titles will be hitting the virtual shelves in the coming months:
February 2013: Karl van Cleave – Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions. e-book. A collection of short stories that are both clinical and brutal. ‘Blades’, which will feature in the collection, has already been published as a free e-book through Smashwords, and another taster, ‘Broken Wings’ will be unveiled in the next few weeks.
March 2013: Christopher Nosnibor – This Book is Fucking Stupid. Print edition. The anti-novel that redefines literature by dismantling fiction, criticism, theory and reviewing in under a hundred thousand words, originally published as an e-book in April 2011 finally realises something Kindle can’t.
March 2013: James Wells – Hack. Print edition. Published as an e-book in September 2011, Hack is the ultimate tale of sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll. Sordid, seedy and scuzzy, it’s a must-read, relentless rollercoaster of depravity and musical mayhem.
April 2013: Christopher Nosnibor – The Changing Face of Consumerism. e-book. This collection of essays began life as an occasional series of blogs in 2007. Five years on, the series has run to 13 pieces dissecting changes in capitalist culture based primarily around the publishing and music industries. Those articles are all gathered here, along with a number of previously unpublished discussions on the art world and more.
May 2013: Karl van Cleave – Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions. Print edition. Expanded with additional material not in the e-book, including the story ‘Listen’.
Keep watching this space for updates… and meanwhile, thanks to all those who have supported us this year (and during the years since we started up), either by reading the blog/zine or buying our books. We really do appreciate it.