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OR Books arrives down under
We’re pleased to announce a new arrangement that will improve the supply of OR titles to readers in Australia and New Zealand. 
OR prints its books only when they are ordered and ships them direct to customers, thereby minimizing waste. We also market directly to readers, avoiding sales through Amazon wherever possible. This allows us to have a direct relationship with the people who buy our books. Now, thanks to a new arrangement with a local printer, OR will be printing and shipping from inside Australia. This will substantially reduce shipping costs and delivery times. We’re looking forward to many notable releases this summer, including Julian Assange’s riveting critique of Google, When Google Met WikiLeaks, which we will be shipping later this month. More details about it, and the rest of OR’s expanding list, including writers such as Medea Benjamin, Patrick Cockburn, Norman Finkelstein, Gordon Lish, Bill McKibben, Yoko Ono, Andrew Ross, Doug Rushkoff, Raja Shehadeh and Gore Vidal, can be found on www.orbooks.com. Happy reading! 

OR Books arrives down under

We’re pleased to announce a new arrangement that will improve the supply of OR titles to readers in Australia and New Zealand. 

OR prints its books only when they are ordered and ships them direct to customers, thereby minimizing waste. We also market directly to readers, avoiding sales through Amazon wherever possible. This allows us to have a direct relationship with the people who buy our books. 

Now, thanks to a new arrangement with a local printer, OR will be printing and shipping from inside Australia. This will substantially reduce shipping costs and delivery times. 

We’re looking forward to many notable releases this summer, including Julian Assange’s riveting critique of Google, When Google Met WikiLeaks, which we will be shipping later this month. More details about it, and the rest of OR’s expanding list, including writers such as Medea Benjamin, Patrick Cockburn, Norman Finkelstein, Gordon Lish, Bill McKibben, Yoko Ono, Andrew Ross, Doug Rushkoff, Raja Shehadeh and Gore Vidal, can be found on www.orbooks.com

Happy reading! 

Jeanne Thornton, author of The Dream of Doctor Bantam, reads at Talks at Google, along with other trans women writers.

nyrbclassics:

Renata Adler’s Speedboat, as reviewed by Kevin Thomas
Eighty-five of Thomas’s comic reviews of non-comic books have been collected in Horn! (published by O/R Books).You can find this one, along with many others, at The Rumpus.

nyrbclassics:

Renata Adler’s Speedboat, as reviewed by Kevin Thomas

Eighty-five of Thomas’s comic reviews of non-comic books have been collected in Horn! (published by O/R Books).You can find this one, along with many others, at The Rumpus.

Office still life: RICH PEOPLE THINGS with US dollars
Andrew Ross & Strike Debt will be in Hollywood on July 19!
Gordon Lish: “a traveler from a country no longer extant, a country where editors were princes and writers kings” (Newsweek, June 19, 2014), “one of the most important living figures in contemporary American literature” (Jason Diamond, editor, Vol. 1 Brooklyn), stands ready to open his mind to you. Some portion of it, anyway. Take a peek at what he’s thinking in his latest collection of stories, Goings in Thirteen Sittings. Now available from OR Books.

“A vivacity, freshness and cheek that you rarely see anywhere else.” —The Guardian
technocreep:

ZDNet reviews Technocreep.
Best shot from last night’s CUBA IN SPLINTERS launch at the Half King: @OLPL, CUBA IN SPLINTERS, and a tiny dog (Mona)

Best shot from last night’s CUBA IN SPLINTERS launch at the Half King: @OLPL, CUBA IN SPLINTERS, and a tiny dog (Mona)

“The truly frightening message in this book is that the promise of the internet to expand the pie and enable more people to significantly improve their lives has not yet been fulfilled. Rather, at its worst the internet is just one more tool you have to use in order to avoid being left behind and made redundant. While some start-ups have rushed ahead, and coders have received the respect that they probably deserved, fundamental power dynamics have not changed. The Big Disconnect is a sobering critique of activism and change in the digital age, and reminds us that having unbridled faith in technology to resolve our greatest challenges is dangerous indeed.”

This week: 20% our Internet titles by authors like Julian Assange, Micah Sifry, Doug Rushkoff, & more.