Pretty much all you need to know is here. Be there.
It’s all happening on Monday 8th September at the Woolpack in York. ‘All’ would be the launch of the second Clinical, Brutal anthology. Entry is free and a special, limited, numbered edition of the book will be available for purchase at a discounted price on the night.
For more info, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/486396544828998/?fref=ts
See you there!
It’s been four years since the first Clinical, Brutal anthology was unleashed to an unsuspecting public. It would be an overstatement to say the world has never been quite the same since, but it was no small achievement for a zero-budget publisher established barely two years. The fact we’re still here is an achievement in itself, and what better way to reassert the vision of Clinicality Press than with a follow-up that’s even more sharply-focused in its clinicality and its brutality?
Clinical brutal 2, edited by Christopher Nosnibor will hit the virtual shelves this Autumn, and will be preceded by our first official book launch event, which will take place at our spiritual home The Woolpack in York on Monday 8th September 2014. A number of the featured authors will perform. There will be music. There will be copies of the new book available for purchase, before it hits Amazon or anywhere else, and at a discounted launch-night price. Other Clinicality Press titles will also be available.
There’s much work to do, not least of all in terms of formatting, editing and proof-reading, but it’s shaping up to be a truly killer collection.
It has a cover already. It looks like this.
We can also confirm the list of contributing authors. That looks like this: Nicola Burgess / Michael Hann / D M Mitchell / A.D. Hitchin / Karl van Cleave / Dale Prudent / Niall Rasputin / James Wells / A.B. Johnson / Johnny Webster / Christopher Nosnibor / Mistress Rosie / Dyke Van Dick / Andy Rigley / James J. Osman / Pete Miller / Mark Wynn / Díre McCain / Cal Leckie / Michael McAloran / Jock Drummond / Vincent Clasper/ Dave Howden / Lee Kwo / Stuart Bateman
Watch this space and the Clinicality Facebook page for further updates.
We make no bones about the fact Clinicality Press is a zero-budget operation run by a couple of guys with regular jobs. Rebellion and revolution isn’t about being bankrolled or even hitting a mass audience (and most ‘viral’ Internet phenomena achieve their status with silent financial backing). We’re all about keeping it real and doing it the hard way: no sell-out. That’s sticking it to the man.
Unfortunately, remaining true to the punk ethic means that sometimes things take longer than we’d like or necessarily anticipate. So when we announced our publishing schedule for the first half of 2013,we knew it was going to be a challenge, and sadly we couldn’t quite manage it. However, we’re not far off.
Christopher Nosnibor’s This Book is Fucking Stupid, set to appear in print in March, hit the shelves on 11th April 2013. It looks great and contains material not in either of the ebook editions.
The print edition of James Wells’ Hack, scheduled for publication in March, is now set to appear in June. After some hellish difficulties with the pagination and formatting, we’re finally there. It will be available to order via Amazon shortly. We will be stocking it in our own shop in due course, just as soon as we can afford to carry new stock again.
We also said we’d be publishing Christopher Nosnibor’s latest work, a collection of essays entitled The Changing Face of Consumerism in April. It’s now good to go, and will be published as an eBook via Amazon on May 31st. The cover will look like this:
The print edition of Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions by Karl van Cleave has been put back from May to July / August, but we will be putting out another couple of short stories by different Clinicality authors as standalone free e-books in thee meantime, and we’ve got some more really exciting titles lined up for the Autumn, so keep watching this space.
After an epic-build-up and some frantic checking of proofs and the distribution of review copies, Clinicality Press can now proudly announce the release of Christopher Nosnibor’s far-out genre-smashing anti-novel This Book is Fucking Stupid in paperback.
On the one hand, This Book is a story of two friends whose lives have taken different paths, a tale of frustration and the social pressure to conform and to succeed. On the other, it’s a social critique and an analysis of reader reviews and the changing face of literary criticism, all with annotations and reflections on both the creative process and the story itself. Confused? You will be.
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.
Containing additional material not included in either the original Smashwords e-book version or the 50 Shades of Shit Kindle exclusive second edition, the print edition sees 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 priced £8.99. It can be purchased via this link, and will be available globally through Amazon in due course.
Karl van Cleave’s biography perhaps speaks for itself:
Swedish-born Karl van Cleave has lived and worked in many cities around Europe, in jobs ranging from police work to journalism. He is fascinated by emerging technologies, developing methods of communication, telepathy, pornography, philosophy, avant-gardism and the Marquis de Sade. His work is featured in ‘Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing With Guts’ (Clinicality Press 2010). He currently lives at home in London with his mother’s mutilated corpse.
His first solo collection of fiction, entitled Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions is everything you would expect from such a writer when paired with a publisher like this one: clinical, brutal and cutting edge.
Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions is published today (28 February 2013) exclusively on Amazon Kindle. Other platform editions will follow later in the year.
To purchase from Amazon.com go here, and to purchase from Amazon.co.uk, go here.
With the six stories contained in ‘Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions’, Karl van Cleave proves himself to be a leading exponent of clinical brutality. Rendering the horrors of the every day in agonising, medical detail, van Cleave cuts through literary niceties to expose the core – and the gore – of the human condition. It isn’t pretty, but it is real. Very real.
Links to follow: watch this space.
Clinicality Press are elated to announce that Karl van Cleave’s collection of short stories, entitled Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions will be published as an e-book via Amazon Kindle and Smashwords on 28th February 2012.
Van Cleave made his Clinicality debut in the Clinical, Brutal… anthology in 2012 and has since featured in the Clinicality blogzine. Incisions… contains 6 short and brutal stories and is Karl’s premiere solo publication. Written in blood with no detail too unpleasant, Karl’s writing is not for those with a delicate disposition.
The six stories are as follows:
We’re giving away ‘Blades’ as a free taster over at Smashwords.
Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions will be priced at £3.99 on Amazon.co.uk and (approximately) comparatively on international sites. Links to follow: watch this space.
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.