Bookkake, and thinking about Print on Demand

Monday morning skimming some of the bookish resources, doing a little catch up.

Today’s recommendation.


is a Print on Demand publisher of ‘new and classic works of transgressive literature’ based in the UK.  They’ve got some delicious looking books including freshly designed editions of Venus in Furs, the Torture Garden and Fanny Hill.  They don’t currently ship their books to Canada – for reasons I don’t fully understand – but I’m going to try to get my hands on a few of their books anyway.  I’m very interested in the Print on Demand technologies and it looks like Bookkake has done a nice job here.  I would like to take a closer look at the production/design quality.

They also have a kick ass blog that features an excellent piece on the whole #amazonfail fiasco, linking it to the recent censorship storm at the Dubai festival which I also find interesting.

Then there’s, which is a site that exists to ‘report, catalogue, investigate, stimulate and debate the future of literature’.  It’s curated by the people who run Bookkake.

Great stuff.

Sean Cranbury is the Executive Editor of Books on the Radio. He's also Founder and Creative Director of the Real Vancouver Writers' Series. Sean is General Manager at the legendary Storm Crow Tavern and consults with literary arts organizations on digital communications strategies.

1 Comment

  • Reply September 14, 2009

    James Bridle

    Hey Sean – Just came across this. I run Bookkake and the reasons for not offering Canadian shipping from the site are boring and technological, but if you drop me a line I’ll be happy to help!

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