Friday, 17 February 2017
The End of Politicians: Time for a Real Democracy - release and book tour
Today you should have received your digital copy of The End of Politicians: Time for a Real Democracy in your Inbox.
It has been one hell of a journey to get to this point. Over one year ago I submitted a proposal to Unbound to crowd-fund the book. On March 11th, 2016, the crowd-funding campaign began. Now you have the supporter e-book in your Inbox, and it is on pre-sale on Amazon US and Amazon UK. On March 2nd, 2017, it will go on sale, almost exactly a year after the crowd-funding campaign began. To celebrate I will kick off a 10-day UK book tour with the first event in Brighton on March 13th.
And the best news? Unbound has agreed to publish a printed version of the book. This will be available on March 2nd, where all interesting books are sold - and of course I'll have some copies with me on the tour if you want a signed copy.
Here are the details of the book tour:
Brighton: 7pm Monday March 13 @ The Blue Man Cafe: The End of Politicians book launch and G1000 information evening (Facebook event)
London: 7pm Wednesday March 15 @ Housmans Bookshop: The End of Politicians book launch and G1000 information evening (Facebook event). After this I'll be heading over to Mildreds Restaurant in Kings Cross for the second Sortition Foundation Annual General Meeting. Please RSVP to the Sortition Foundation if you also want to come to the dinner.
Bristol: 6pm Thursday March 16 @ Hydra Books: The End of Politicians book launch and G1000 information evening (Facebook event)
Liverpool: 6pm Friday March 17 @ The Brink: The End of Politicians book launch and G1000 information evening (Facebook event)
Edinburgh: 3pm Monday March 20 @ University of Edinburgh: Is it time for a Citizens' Assembly in the Scottish Parliament? (Facebook event)
Cambridge: 6pm Tuesday March 21 @ Espresso Library: The End of Politicians book launch and G1000 information evening (Facebook event)
There are also a couple of events in Hungary:
Budapest: TEDx Danubia: May 4 @ MUPA, Budapest: How Should We Live Together?
And I could mention the talk in Glasgow in April, the book launch in Australia in June, and the workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (US) in September - but then what would I write about in the next update?
I hope you find the book provocative and inspiring - that was my aim. The best thing you could do to help me spread the word and fix our broken politics now is write a review on Amazon when you've read it.
Thanks again for all your support and hope to see you soon!