Now that we have a shopping cart on our website, readers might feel more comfortable with our sales measures. I hope so. But I also hope you feel free to contact me personally with questions or complaints or whatever ( 

SALES! No sale seems to benefit all readers, so I should announce here that every order is open to the bargaining process. Of particular concern to me are those readers who buy books that weigh over 1 kg, but nowhere near 2 kg. 1-2 kg is a postal category, so the postal price is the same whether the weight of the package is 1.1 or 1.9. I like to throw in a free book or two whenever there is a lot of room. That way, a sale of a kind occurs and the reader, if he or she contacts me, can choose a free book or two. This is just one example. All purchases are open to bargaining. Email me at will (rick,

It will be easier to buy the books now, but the delivery process will remain the same, with the same reliance on the opaque postal pataphysics. Yet I am finally convinced that some delays have been related to corona, the virus, and so am optimistic that there will be fewer now.

corona/samizdat is a small, non-profit literary press, inaugurated in April 2020, that specializes in inexpensive high-quality pocket books and occasionally larger paperbacks by writers who we feel need publishing. Some have been unlucky, some have been out of print, some are publishing for the first time. Writing now, near the second anniversary of the press, what seems apparent is that there is great hunger for new works, new authors, old works dismissed too early, experiments, and, of course, surprises. This is a testament to the nature of literature and something that abides in abundance in the human despite all, as Beckett might say, more than anything remarkable that we have done. In fact, I (RH) am quite aware that our press is one of very many small presses dedicated to bringing out great writers–see Kaya Press and Betimes Books, to name just two. As long as the hunger remains, there is room for more of us.

Our press is a non-profit društvo, which is a Slovene sort of, in this case, cultural organisation: our moniker in Slovenia is, in the short version, Kulturno društvo Tzara, under which corona\samizdat publishes.

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Chief editor: Rick Harsch, author of numerous novels, including The Manifold Destiny of Eddie Vegas, Voices After Evelyn, Skulls of Istria, and The Driftless Trilogy.

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