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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:

 

Changing Face Cover 2 copy

 

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.

TBIFS Cover 2 copy

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).

TBIFS Cover 2 copy

 

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

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.

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

 

ThisT-Shirt

 

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.

TBIFS Cover 2 copy

Call us opportunistic arseholes if you like – we don’t give a fuck as long as we get some exposure and people by our books. And Clinicality Press is all about selling books. Actually, we’re all about great writing – not classically or technically great writing, necessarily, but exciting writing, writing that stirs things up and makes readers think and feel.

So we’re shamelessly proud to announce that July 2012 will see the publication of the expanded second edition of Christopher Nosnibor’s audacious anti-novel / (self)critical text This Book is Fucking Stupid. Subtitled ‘Fifty Shades of Shit’, it sounds the death knell of the postmodern era and will be available exclusively on Amazon Kindle.

Dates, prices and other minor details to follow. Stay with us…

The first edition of This Book is available as an e-book in every format you could dream of through Smashwords, currently priced at $2.99.