JIM DRIVER'S BLOG
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However broad your tastes and ours stretch across noir, hardboiled, modern fiction, murder mystery, art, music, non-fiction and humour, to name but nine we've probably got something you'll enjoy. Please feel free to browse, read extracts and bone up on our authors. There is also an ever-growing number of articles on a variety of arts-related subjects at Bookclub, plus other pages hold details for prospective authors, journalists and booksellers, as well as the ability to buy online via secure server and links to Amazon.co.uk.
THE DO-NOT PRESS is on hold. We have no plans to publish any more books and our sales and distribution is currently being handled in house from October 1st, 2006. Books (when still available) can be bought online via this site and via Amazon, but increasingly not through bookshops.
AWARDS 2005: For a small independent publisher, The Do-Not Press has done very well at the Bouchercon Awards ceremonies held in Chicago in September 2005.
THIS WEBSITE IS HEREBY DECLARED OFF-LIMITS to anyone who voted for President George W(anker) Bush in the US presidential Elections. Sixty million Americans made a special effort to turn out and vote for the incompetent incumbent, thereby endorsing his right-wing Christian Fundalmentalist, pro-war, pro-business, anti-disadvantaged, anti-environmental reign of terror and unleashing it on themselves and on the rest of the planet for another four years. Whether it was stupidity, ignorance or malevolence that made them vote for Bush doesn't matter, the net result is the same. Late Hotels So, if you did vote for Bush we don't want you sullying our books. Go away and stay away.
THE RUTLES to tour UK! Not much to do with books, you might think, but not so! Our esteemed editor-in-chief, Jim 'You Don't Look Fifty' Driver, is promoting this mega nine date tour of the Prefab Four (six, actually) with special guest WRECKLESS ERIC (author of 'A Dysfunctional Success' about which click here) that takes in much of England and Wales.
KEN BRUEN wins highly prestigious Shamus Award for Best Novel for 'The Guards' published by Ireland's esteemed Brandon Books imprint. Ken Bruen's books published by The Do-Not Press include Vixen, Blitz, London Boulevard, The McDead, Taming the Alien, A White Arrest and The Hackman Blues - most in groovy (and highly collectable) first editions.
NEW!!!! BUY ONLINE VIA SECURE SERVER: at last! Thanks to PayPal, you can now buy our books online via credit card or your PayPal account. Visit each book's web page to buy.
JUDAS PIG a major news item in the Observer. CLICK HERE to read it and see what all the fuss it about.
LIVE MUSIC IN LONDON! Publisher Jim Driver has returned to promoting and runs Club Bang! Bang! almost every week at the 100 Club in London's Oxford Street. MAN, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, Steve Gibbons Band, Wilko Johnson, The Groundhogs (original line-up) and plenty more. Click here for more details
DESPITE A RECENT off-the-cuff remark by soul legend Geno Washington on Noel Edmonds' BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show, as you can see, The Do-Not Press is still going strong and positively thriving. Although technically out-of-print, Geno's sensational novel, 'The Blood Brothers', can still be ordered through Amazon or direct from us. Click here for more details. Geno, we still loves ya!
BABY OIL & ICE wins BEST BOOK category at 2002 EROTIC AWARDS!
Carol Anne Davis writes on the issues behind her latest thriller, Kiss It Away click here to read it
"Too sexy and left wing"
The other day a telephone enquirer asked: 'Are you the UK's leading independent publisher of crime fiction?' Well, maybe we are, but I couldn't admit it, because that's someone else's slogan. It's also a tiny part of what we do.
Recently someone searched our site with the phrase: 'Harry Potter and the...' Shortly afterwards another tantalising phrase was entered: 'Alfred Hitchcock,buggery,London,thriller'. The mind boggles.
There is nothing more to say at this time.
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