eBook lovers with an interest in the political side of life can grab a free copy of Daniel Blythe’s X MARKS THE BOX: HOW TO MAKE POLITICS WORK FOR YOU from the author’s website for three weeks from 11th February.
Blythe and publishers Icon say the book will contain exactly the same text as the printed edition and will be free from DRM restrictions. A printed paperback edition will follow on 4th March.
The book helps the ordinary citizen to negotiate the political maze. In this political primer – designed to allay fears, explode myths and shake up apathy – self-confessed born-again voter Blythe argues that politics often has very little to do with Westminster. In his role as irreverent but informed guide to the workings of politics, he offers practical ways in which everyone can politicize themselves to fight for the things that they believe in.
Daniel Blythe says: ‘I went through a period of being cynical about politics, of being disenchanted and not voting. I know that was wrong, and it was because I didn’t really understand what politics was about. So I’ve written this book to try to get other people excited about politics again. 2010 will see a general election that is likely to be the most closely contested in recent memory, and not just by the party leaders but by the hard-working candidates, party members and activists battling in their constituencies. I’m taking the opportunity provided by the internet to spread the message of this book.”
“I want as many people as possible to read it and, with any luck, feel as inspired as I was to get interested in the world around me once again. Because if you’re worried about the issues that affect you – schools or crime, traffic or planning permission, MP’s expenses or your own bank balance – then you are interested in politics. And I’m looking forward to discussing the book and how to make politics work for you with anyone who’s interested on my blog.”