Fat Activism Launch 8 January Gay’s the Word

Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement by Charlotte Cooper

Official Book Launch!!!

Friday 8 January 2016 at Gay’s the Word, 66 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AB, 6.30-9pm

It’s the book you have been waiting for! And the launch event will be a blast.

Join Charlotte Cooper to discuss her new book at Gay’s the Word and get your mits on a copy.

Scrumptious non-alcoholic drink and cake will be available.

No formal booking, please just turn up!

Facebook event page here.

Pre-Orders are now available on this site.

Help Promote Fat Activism

As well as sharing our fabulous pre-order publicity video, Charlotte has compiled a list of ways you can promote Fat Activism.

Contact us about review copies or to invite Charlotte to speak at an event.

Here it goes…

Charlotte stands with Fat Activism books stuffed into stockings hanging from the wallNo money, no time

Tweet about the book, Instagram the cover, take and post a selfie.

Add me to your Facebook and Twitter and share stuff I post about the book.

No money, some time

Contact all the libraries you know and ask them to order a copy. Read the book. Borrow the book as many times as you like.

Blog the book.

Give me testimonials that I can use in book publicity.

Make art about the book and show it to people.

Nominate my book for an award.

Review my book for a website, magazine, newspaper, podcast, radio show, TV show, YouTube channel, book-selling website, cereal box, in fact anywhere that does reviews.

Write a better book and cite my book.

Write a paper and cite my book.

Write and tell me what you thought about the book.

Research how to promote a book about fat people with no money and few people and tell me what you find out.

Some money, no timeCopies of Fat Activism covered in fake snow and adorned with tinsel

Buy copies of the book for all your friends.

Buy copies of the book to donate to organisations you care about. This could include prisoners’ reading schemes, queer and feminist archives, fat activist groups, whatever floats your boat.

Tweet and social media the shit out of the book.

Some money, some time

Buy and read the book.

Invite me to speak about the book. I am a really good public speaker.

Organise an event supporting the book.

I will come to speak at any gathering or location, including bookshops, libraries, groups, Ladyfests, Anarchist Bookfairs, community researchers, classes, whatever! I will need travel and accommodation covered if it is far from London. I will need a place where I can sell books. NB. Act now, my calendar gets full pretty quickly.

Loads of money, loads of time

Let’s charter a yacht with a helipad and do a world tour.

Don’t know anyone

Get a copy of the book, read it in public and strike up a conversation with someone. Use the book as a cruising aid.

Know a few people

Buy and read the book and talk to your friends about it.

Invite your friends round to talk about the book, have a Fat Activist afternoon, make a zine together.

Know lots of people

Buy and read the book and tell everyone you know.

Tell me about people, events, places that would love to support this book.

Charlotte posing with the book sporting a camp poutHave a professional interest

Buy and read the book.

Invite me to speak. I will need travel and accommodation covered if you are far from London. If you are part of an institution that has funding, an endowment, resources, I would need you to pay for my labour, for which I have a sliding scale.

Get in touch if you are or know:

  • A fat-friendly journalist interested in writing or broadcasting about fat activism
  • An editor who wants to commission me to write about the book
  • Organisations that support work by small presses, that provide travel money for writers and activists, that support and disseminate research justice studies.
  • A health professional, an occupational therapist, a social worker who would like me to talk at their workplace
  • A teacher of any kind looking to teach the book, I can supply study questions
  • The hand-wringing boss of an obesity prevention NGO, a bariatric surgeon, the franchise holder of a diet company, or any other kind of tool of The Man. I am happy to show you what’s what. It may sting a little but you could grow to like it.

To be continued!

Fat Activism Pre-Orders Available Now

Pre-order your copy of Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement by Charlotte Cooper from today, 23 November.

Books will ship on 4 January 2016 to help you get through the post-holiday weight loss season.

All UK pre-orders will get a free badge and a special voucher you can print off to give to people as a gift.

Please share our promotional video widely.

Thanks to Emma Thatcher for making such a fabulous thing!