Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Indie Ink Runs Deep: Seb Doubinsky


We're happy to help Meerkat Press support the release of their latest title Paperclip by participating in their blog tour. And if you're at all into winning free stuff, they're running a giveaway where you can potentially win a $50 book shopping spree.

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Every now and then I manage to talk a small press author into showing us a little skin... tattooed skin, that is. I know there are websites and books out there that have been-there-done-that already, but I hadn't seen one with a specific focus on the authors and publishers of the small press community. Whether it's the influence for their book, influenced by their book, or completely unrelated to the book, we get to hear the story behind their indie ink....


Today's ink story comes from Seb Doubinsky, as he celebrates his latest release Paperclip, out now with Meerkat Press. 

To me literature has always been like writing on human skin, and a good writer is someone who works like a talented tattoo artist. The bad writer, well, same thing, but in reverse. What’s more, books, like tattoos, age. Some well, some less well. It’s the way of all things. This is the first tattoo I got, in 1996, in Aarhus, Denmark. I designed it myself, taking my inspiration in Aztec iconography. “Tristessa” is the title of one of my favorite books by Kerouac. It was then, it still is.

Tattoos, like good books, are for life.


The tattoo above signifies “Husband” in Japanese, or so I’ve been told. When we got married, my wife and I decided that we didn’t want wedding rings but tattoos. She’s got “Wife”. Or so she’s been told.

In any case, it’s the same language, and we’re still together.

The magick of ink.


Released August 17, 2021

Dystopian | Noir | Speculative Fiction


In New Babylon, leader of the Western alliance of the city-states, armament mogul Kurt Wagner has a secret dream: to build a space station to save mankind. Little does he know that he is the target of competing plots involving geopolitics and black magic. In the background, a film director with a political conscience, a bodyguard with a secret mission, a driver with an occult hobby and a talking bird are trying to make sense of their world, hoping to see their wishes come true—which they will, but not in the way they expected.

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Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual writer born in Paris in 1963. His novels, all set in a dystopian universe revolving around competing cities-states, have been published in the UK and in the USA. He currently lives with his family in Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches at the university.

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