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BOOK LAUNCH: 5th October – Nowhere Near Hollywood by Mark SaFranko

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

5 October - Nowhere Near Hollywood by Mark SaFranko

Nowhere Near Hollywood by Mark SaFranko, coming to bookshops and PayPal enabled websites near you, this October.

That’s right folks, despite our inadequacies as both professionals and human beings, the great Mark SaFranko has once again decided to park his latest novel – the next in the Max Zajack series (Hating Olivia, Lounge Lizard, Dirty Work) – in the poorly lit and slightly seedy Honest Publishing car park – no place to walk without your mother.

BOOK LAUNCH:

We’re launching Nowhere Near Hollywood at Hillingdon Literary Festival. Mark will be joining us as part of his European tour at Brunel University, 5th October, where he’ll be appearing on stage to talk about the new book and his work as a writer.

Hillingdon Literary Festival is back for its fifth year at Brunel University, London. A FREE festival (now we’ve piqued your interest…) of performances, readings, workshops, signings, and so much more – open to everyone in the wider community. The festival features world-renowned authors and celebrates local talent across a lively weekend of activities.

Registration is free and tickets are available here!

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Book Launch: 20 Sep @The Nines, Peckham

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

And now ladies and gentlemen, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Lllllllllet’s get ready to Buuuuuuuuuuundlllllllllllllllllllllllllle….

The Date: 20th September.

The Time: 7:30pm.

The Venue: The Nines, Peckham, South London.

The Vibe: Groovy. Baby.

It’s the Honest Publishing Bundle on the Bookshelf book launch! To be Honest, there isn’t really any bundling. But there are some books and we have no doubt whatsoever there’ll be a shelf there somewhere. Come and help us celebrate the launch of Love and Fuck Poems by Koraly Dimitriadis (“Wow. Dimitriadis pulls no punches here. This is armed-missile poetry.”) and Belly Up! by Darren Allen and William Barker (featuring the pen work of Robert Crumb and The New Yorker‘s John O’Brien – a mad, butcherous, sweet, caustic carnival of surreal beauty and salt-in-the-eye satire).

What more could you possibly ask for from a Tuesday night? (And we’ve put a packet of bourbons* behind the bar – first come, first served. And some wine. Not much though, it’s expensive…)

Love and Fuck & Belly Up book launch

The Nines, Peckham:

bourbons

*Only two biscuits per person.
 

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Aiden O’Reilly & Mike McCormack Readings

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Aiden O'Reilly & Mike McCormack

Your chance to see Honest Publishing author Aiden O’Reilly, author of Greetings, Hero, live in the flesh. Aiden will be joined by Mike McCormack on a mini-tour of London, with two dates signed up. Sincere thanks to Anthony Cartwright for playing a key role in instigating and organizing the trip. He will be discussing their books with the writers on the nights: (more…)

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Bundle on the Bookshelf

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

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The Suicide Featured in Foyles The Best Fiction of 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Congratulations to us (and of course Mark SaFranko, who also played quite a large role…) for The Suicide featuring in this year’s Foyles The Best Fiction of 2014.

We’re number…one, two, three, four…well it doesn’t actually matter because it’s not in order (nine…) but being there at all is very nice indeed.

The Suicide Featured in Foyles The Best Fiction of 2014 (more…)

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Aiden O’Reilly’s Greetings, Hero launching in Dublin on 12 November

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

If you’re in the Dublin area, hit up iconic bookshop Hodges Figgis this coming Wednesday for the launch of Greetings, Hero, the debut collection from short story maestro Aiden O’Reilly. (more…)

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The Suicide ‘Special Edition’

Friday, September 12th, 2014

We’re very happy to announce that we’ve got 25 special edition copies of The Suicide featuring signed and numbered postcards from Mr. SaFranko himself. Bourbon not included.

The Suicide 'Special Edition'

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED [Jan 2015] AND one fortunate punter (selected at random) will also receive a further 4 Honest Publishing titles of their choice*. Aren’t you lucky things…

The Suicide 'Special Edition' - Honest titles

Don’t miss your chance to own one of only 25 special editions of The Suicide. Praise:

Dan Fante: “A major work by one of America’s best authors.”

Sam Millar – New York Journal of Books: “A first-rate intelligent thriller.”

David Noone – Out of the Gutter: “For most writers, working within the specific limitations of a formula would be a constraint, for SaFranko it’s a release.”

Mark SaFranko’s novels include Hating Olivia (Harper Perennial), No Strings (Black Coffee Press) and Lounge Lizard (Murder Slim Press).

The Suicide Special Edition is being sold at the RRP price of £13.99 with FREE postage to the UK. Residents of EU and US can also purchase, but you’ve got to pay for postage – that’s just the way the tough cookie crumbles. You know the score – first come, first served.


The Suicide By Mark SaFranko – Special Edition (x 25)



*Title selection does not include The Vorrh

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Readability & The Man Booker Prize

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

So the judges of the Man Booker prize 2014 have been announced, accompanied by a good old re-hash of the ‘readability’ argument unwittingly initiated by Dame Rimington in 2011. Is it ‘dumbing down’ to reward authors who write enjoyable books? Essentially, books are written to be read; just like any art form authors need to entertain and move their audience. But we already have a competition for the most readable books – bestseller lists. Let’s have a look what they show us. (more…)

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The Independent Publishers’ Alliance

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The Independent Publishers’ Alliance was set up in 2013 by Honest Publishing. Current members include: Reality Street, Unthank Books and of course, Honest Publishing. The publishers in the alliance are proud to share the ethos of publishing original, innovative writing.

What do we stand for? We stand for true independent publishing and we aim to publish the best, and sometimes unheralded, talent from around the world.

Through combined marketing and promotion, the Independent Publishers’ Alliance aims to combine the reach of its members, ensuring their literature is accessible and known to all.

Keep an eye out for our titles at your local bookshop or library and help keep the spirit of the independent alive.

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The Vorrh: Extra Special Editions – B. Catling & Alan Moore Signed

Friday, August 9th, 2013

UPDATE: Sorry, folks – the super special edition (signed by both B. Catling and Alan Moore) has now SOLD OUT. Please see The Vorrh book page for the regular editions. For further queries, please email [email protected].

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Can you spot the pattern in these numbers?

We can. Honest Publishing would like to smugly announce that we have retained 30 (of 300) Special Editions of The Vorrh, signed and numbered by B. Catling himself, and to those Special Editions we have added the signature of…Mr Alan Moore. (more…)

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