Well, this is exciting.
Normally this is priced at £60 – a price which will either make you think “huh, hardback pricing” or “sixty what now?”, depending how familiar you are with academic publishing.
For now, it’s £30. Which is interesting, and in a way challenging.
You see, I’m convinced there’s an audience for this stuff – not an audience like Gillian Flynn’s, or Paul Ginsborg’s for that matter, but an audience nonetheless. I know there are people out there who are curious about Autonomia Operaia, the Metropolitan Indians, the “can’t pay? won’t pay!” period of rent strikes and organised shoplifting, the proletarian youth movement, the Red Brigades, all the (many) armed groups who weren’t the Red Brigades, and the interwoven relationships between all these groups and movements and the mainstream Left. My book has something to say about all of this, and I’ve always thought that an affordable paperback edition could find its audience.
We haven’t got that, but what we have got – for the month of February 2016 – is a hardback edition going for £30. I think that’s pretty affordable; it’s certainly a lot more affordable than it was.
Hence the challenging part: can I sell any copies at the bargain, knockdown, unrepeatable special offer price of £30?
Here’s some more about my book, including links to some reviews (“a serious piece of work that deserves a much wider readership” – Red Pepper).
Here’s the link to the page where you can buy it: ‘More Work! Less Pay!’.
Here’s the link to Manchester University Press.
And here’s the code to enter at the checkout (February 2016 only): MUP50.
Hurry, while stocks – and days in February – last!