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We’ve been chopping chunks off the prices of our catalogue since the year began, and there are more awesome offers still to come before January’s out. Here’s a quick roundup of what we’ve got going cheap – and even free – so far.

Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing With Guts

The print edition of our landmark collection, Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing with Guts is now available with 25% off the retail price of £7.99. http://www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-nosnibor-editor/clinical-brutal-an-anthology-of-writing-with-guts/paperback/product-17814648.html

 

The Bastardizer by Bill Thunder

We’ve slashed 30% off the paperback edition of this ultra-hard-boiled detective adventure: http://www.lulu.com/shop/bill-thunder/the-bastardizer/paperback/product-20177080.html

Alternatively, the e-book edition of The Bastardizer is available in any digital format you could dream of – including Kindle – for just $1? Yup, a measly dollar. Just enter the coupon code FB29M (not case sensitive) to get it here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82050

 

This Book is Fucking Stupid by Christopher Nosnibor

The original e-book of This Book is available for $1.25 (instead of the standard $4.99) in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, follow this link and enter the coupon code GM67T (not case-sensitive).https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/146943

 

Hack by James Wells

To download the e-book of Hack for just $1.02 (instead of the standard $2.99) in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, follow this link and enter the coupon code RG77A (not case-sensitive).https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87484

 

From Destinations Set by Christopher Nosnibor

With 25% off the print edition, this brain-bending narrative an now be purchased for just £4.49. http://www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-nosnibor/from-destinations-set/paperback/product-14913980.html

 

Postmodern Fragments by Christopher Nosnibor

e-book £0.99 (instead of the usual £1.99) http://www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-nosnibor/postmodern-fragments-writings-on-work-technology-and-contemporary-living/ebook/product-17153220.html

 

Broken Wings’ by Karl van Cleave

As a taster for Karl’s forthcoming collection of short stories, we’re giving away the first 100 downloads of ‘Broken Wings’ for free. It’s got blood, guts and existentialism in abundance. Get it here in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, including Kindle: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/268347

 

Watch this space for more offers in the coming days… and keep it brutal.

It’s not a January sale… it’s a new year promotion that means that readers who are skint after Christmas can afford our awesome books. So in the interests of public service and shafting ourselves out of any profit we could possibly hope to make from our publications, we’re knocking a whacking chunk off the standard price of the original edition of Christopher Nosnibor’s head-shredding anti-novel, This Book is Fucking Stupid.

Ben and Stuart are old friends. Having known one another since school, they’ve grown up together and remained friends into adulthood. But now into their thirties, their lives have taken very different paths, and they’re now very different people, leading very different lives, following different careers. Ben is a conformist: office job, moderately successful, and teetering on the brink of a premature midlife crisis. Stuart is a rebellious non-conformist, a lifelong student and a writer who sneers at the humdrum and derides corporate sell-outs.

Ben is tortured by the tedium of his job and struggling with his work / life balance and worries about money and living a life unfulfilled, while Stuart worries about his thesis and living a life unfulfilled and pretends not to care about money. But are they really so very different?

At the heart of this radical novel that dismantles the very notion of ‘the novel’ lies a thought-provoking work that challenges notions of authorship and the distinctions that separate theory, criticism, fiction and memoir, there lies a touching tale of midlife anxiety in the postmodern age of late capitalism and information overload.

To download This Book is Fucking Stupid at the bargain-basement offer price of $1.25 (instead of the standard $4.99 – that’s a discount of 74%!) in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, follow this link and enter the coupon code GM67T (not case-sensitive).

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This offer ends 1st February 2013. Watch this space for more heavy-duty discounts and free shit from Clinicality Press.

We’re robbing ourselves here… The print edition of our landmark collection, Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing with Guts is now available with 25% off the retail price of £7.99.

Clinical, Brutal… features writing by: Pablo Vision / Kestra Faye / Jim Lopez / Radcliff Gregory / Díre McCain / Stewart Home / A.D. Hitchin / Christopher Nosnibor / Richard Kovitch / Lee Kwo / S. F. Grimm / David Mark Dannov / D M Mitchell / Jock Drummond / Lucius Rofocale / Stuart Bateman / Karl van Cleave / Vincent Clasper / Constance Stadler / Bill Thunder / Christopher Bateman / Simon Phillips / Maria Gornell

An anthology of poetry and prose that encapsulates the ethos of Clinicality Press and the essence of Clinical Brutality as a mode of writing. Featuring some of the most exciting up and coming writers, as well as a number of more established cult figures, this collection is a short, sharp shock: clinical, brutal, cutting edge. It’s all about those small, everyday random acts of violence, not all of which are physical or even necessarily entirely tangible, that are common to us all, written in blood using direct, precise and powerful language. This is writing for the post-CSI generation. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

What critics have said about this book…

‘The only thing to do is to plunge in, sliding effortlessly through the smears of blood and juicy ropes of gore to the heart of the story.’ – Jessica Maybury, DecomP Magazine

‘…at its best this clinical, brutal writing can, in many instances, be cynical, beautiful writing’ – Christopher Willard, BookPleasures

‘…a nauseating and very surreal collection of short stories and poems that captured my attention from the front cover, to the very last page.’ – Victoria Gonzales, Reader Views

To bag a copy at the bargain basement price of £5.99, follow this link.

 

This offer ends 1st February 2013. Watch this space for more heavy-duty discounts and free shit from Clinicality Press.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be discounting a number of titles from our catalogue, and we’re starting by slashing 65% off the Smashwords edition of Hack by James Wells.

The ultimate novel of sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll, Hack is the story of hard-drinking, drug-imbibing, sex-crazed, misanthropic music journalist Rob Price as he follows bands round the diviest venues on his quest to break the next big thing. But Rob is a man with problems. Girl problems, money problems, housemate problems, hygiene problems… a sordid and seedy tale of debauchery, it’s also fast-paced and perversely funny.

To download Hack at the bargain-basement offer price of $1.02 (instead of the standard $2.99) in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, follow this link and enter the coupon code RG77A (not case-sensitive).

 

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This offer ends 1st February 2013. Watch this space for more heavy-duty discounts and free shit from Clinicality Press.

We’re not all bah, humbug here at Clinicality Press – although don’t think for a second that all the festive frivolities mean we’re going to be giddy with seasonal spirit. Life – and death – goes on, and when it comes to sticking the harsh realities in your face, few writers come more harsh in their realities than Karl van Cleave.

So we’re unveiling a second story from Karl’s forthcoming collection of stories, Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions via Smashwords. ‘Broken Wings’ is clinical, brutal and existential. And in the spirit of goodwill to all, we’re giving away the first downloads for FREE. You can get yours in practically any (virtual) format you can imagine by following this link.

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Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions will be published as an e-book in February 2013, with a print edition later in the year.

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.

We’re proud to announce that our first publication of 2013 will be a collection of short stories by Karl van Cleave entitled Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions. It’s clinical and exceptionally brutal and we love it.

Karl contributed a brace of cut-up poems to our landmark Clinical, Brutal… anthology in 2010 and has also had writing featured in the Clinicality Press online.

Ahead of the book’s release, we’ll be putting a couple of the stories out as free e-books via Smashwords, with distribution to other channels  / formats including Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook and Kindle. The first of these, ‘Blades’, is available as of now and can be downloaded for free from HERE.

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Just because we’ve not posted any new fiction or news on here recently doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening at Clinicality Press. We’ve got a few things in the pipeline for 2013, including a first print edition of Christopher Nosnibor’s latest novel, This Book is Fucking Stupid, and other which we’ll announce in due course.

Meanwhile, being clinical, brutal and cutting edge, we’re considering new avenues for getting Clinicality out there. Because we think we’re pretty rock ‘n’ roll and espouse the punk ethos in a publishing context, and some of our covers are a groove sensation, we thought, hey, why not Clinicality T-shirts?

So far, we’ve come up with a Clinical, Brutal design based on our ethos-defining anthology and a This Book is Fucking Stupid themed design.

 

Clinical Shirt

Clinical… Brutal

 

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This T-Shirt is Fucking Stupid

 

So, who wants one?

Clinicality Press are pleased to announce that from today, and for a limited time only, the Kindle Christopher Nosnibor’s novel to end all novels, This Book is Fucking Stupid will be available at a reduced price.

The Kindle-exclusive ‘Fifty Shades of Shit’ special edition contains substantial sections of additional material, including an introduction by Douglas Coupland and an afterword by S F Grimm, not in the standard first edition.

At the heart of this radical novel that dismantles the very notion of ‘the novel’ lies a thought-provoking work that challenges notions of authorship and the distinctions that separate theory, criticism, fiction and memoir. ‘This Book’ forges a touching tale of midlife anxiety in the postmodern age of late capitalism and information overload through an ambitous and ingenius synergy of form and content.

With the revised and expanded ’50 Shades of Shit’ special edition, Nosnibor really ratchets up the audacious polemic and smashes every aspect of contemporary (pseudo) literary and mainstream fiction and the publishing industry with brain-bending results.

This Book is Fucking Stupid is available from Amazon.com for just $3.61, and Amazon.co.uk for £2.29.

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In recent years, those playfully perverse people behind the increasingly respected and influential Paraphilia Magazine have published a number of far-out paperbacks, while Clinicality Press have carved their own brutal niche in the literary world, producing signature anthologies

In recent years, those playfully perverse people behind the increasingly respected and influential Paraphilia Magazine have published a number of far-out paperbacks, while Clinicality Press have carved their own brutal niche in the literary world, producing signature anthologies A Dream of Stone and Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing with Guts, as well as a number of single-author titles.

From a warped tale of a deranged serial-killer on a rampage of sexual atrocity across a Europe falling apart in the wake of an unspecified global crisis to intense and corrosive uzi-bursts of poetic anti-narrative from some alternative cyberporn universe intersecting ours, and a posthuman ghost anthology, Paraphilia Books specialise in works of extraordinary imagination and deliciously audacious writing.

Clinicality Press have never shied away from putting the unspeakable into print. From the deranged technicality of the splatter-pulp of The Bastardizer by Bill Thunder to the ultimate sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll romp of James Wells’ Hack, they’re all about pushing boundaries and buttons while raising two fingers to decency.

These two radical publishers of cutting-edge fiction and beyond are now now proud to announce that they’ve joined forces to create a twin-headed publishing beast.

To mark the launch of this new venture, the two publishers have made a slew of exciting titles available on Amazon Kindle for the first time. While Clinicality have slammed down a special expanded second edition of Christopher Nosnibor’s all-encompassing anti-novel This Book is Fucking Stupid, Paraphilia Books have gone all out with their first foray into ebooks making an explosive start with no fewer than six digital titles.

New titles published jointly and on the existing separate imprints are already in the pipeline. The future of literature just got brighter.

The following titles are available to download now in all Amazon territories:

The Membranous Lounge by Hank Kirton

A Dream of Stone (and Other Ghost Stories), edited by D M Mitchell and Dire McCain

Parasite One: Parasite Lost by D M Mitchell

Messages to Central Control by A D Hitchin

The Seventh Song of Maldoror by D M Mitchell

Twilight Furniture

For the full Paraphilia / Clinicality catalogue, go to http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/books.html