Punk Publishing Launch Party
The Gunmakers Arms
Friday 13th, on Punk and Alternative day at this year’s Show Me Your Birmingham exhibition
If Abbie Hoffman were around, maybe he wouldn't say steal this book, more likely something along the lines of 'This Book is a Steal.' Punk publishing is a book about non-violent direct action. Punk Publishing espouses route one to non-leaguers' FA Cup glory, that's right, bypassing the mulitimillion pound midfield middlemen generals in opposition, while joyously chanting Sister Are Doing It For Themselves. It's that joyous. Featuring notorious-like knocked-off Jamie Reid style graphics on the cover. All that's missing from Andy Conway and David Wake's definitive guide to publishing your work and getting it out there and into the biggest bookshop in the world is a foreward from a grateful Jeff Bezos.
Punk Publishing's a How-To, whether you're on a shoestring or no budget at all, no matters, this book passionately delivers the challenge 'What Exactly Are You Waiting For?" I couldn't put it down, read it from start to finish and just have to say if you can cobble together a few lines, a few paragraphs, a few pages and maybe more and you think that your stories could entertain almost anyone, alongside yourself, Andy and Dave's Punk Publishing manual is the silk road route to sharing your work. As facilitators go, Punk Publishing is evidence driven and anecdote laden and amusing. If you buy one guide book with a predominantly yellow cover this year, let this one be it.
So that's the book.It gets an official launch on Friday 13th, on Punk and Alternative day at this year’s Anchor Gallery ‘Show Me Your Birmingham’ exhibition. An alternative arts and culture festival running for one week from October 9th – 15th 2017 at the newly-refurbished Gunmakers Arms Two Towers Brewery.
Andy and David – who’ve published over forty books – will talk about the easy way to turn your writing into an ebook, how to make paperbacks, how to design your own book covers and set up global distribution at the touch of a button. Their explosive book tells you the most simple, cheap and direct way to become a publisher, with a DIY punk ethic at its heart.
The line-up for the night also includes a performance by punk poet Paul Birtills and a set by punk DJ Ne Mo.
You can secure your seat for this event by buying your festival ticket here. Your ticket also entitles you to unlimited access to ALL the week’s events, workshops, film screenings, music performances and more.
Plus, every attendee at the Punk Publishing Launch Party can get a signed copy of the ‘PUNK PUBLISHING’ book at HALF-PRICE (£5).
6pm – Punk poet: Paul Birtills
7pm – Punk Publishing launch talk
8pm – Q&A
8.30 – Punk DJ: Ne Mo
Food and drink available. It’s in a pub.
There's a ton of resources to get you cracking on on the Punk Publishers website too, so check that also.