Aduki Press is about to become the very first publisher in Australia to give a book away online, in addition to selling it in hard copy. Tristan Clark's Stick this in your memory hole is due for release on November 1st. Its publisher, Emily Clark, wants to see it read and freely quoted:
The book employs biting satire and insightful critique to engage in a discussion of Australian politics and society. It comprises thirty-seven essay-style chapters covering a range of topics including politics, economics, consumerism, media, food, oil, logging, water and transportation.
Stick this in your memory hole carries a strong message in support of free speech and launches an unprecedented attack on an atrophied political system and those who comprise and support it. The title is a reference to George Orwell’s 1984, the ‘memory hole’ being a hole into which documents deemed to be conflicting with ‘official truths’ were placed for disposal.
She also hopes that if overseas experiences with free downloads of published material are reflected here, some mainstream publishers will one day take the plunge. Read more about the Creative Commons licensing arrangements for this publication at Locus, here.