Thursday, January 24, 2013

No Safe Harbor - 1 year on

Today marks one year since the release of No Safe Harbor.

In that time, there’s been tens of thousands of downloads, both from the direct links on the top left of this site, and via the torrents available around the net (from the pirate bay, to the Canadian Pirate Party).

There have also been significant physical sales, greater than I expected, and probably greater than Brad expected too. These sales have been worldwide, from the UK to the opposite side of the world, in Australia. And we thank you.

We’re also thankful that so many of you are asking about No Safe Harbor 2, and who are eagerly looking forward to it. We are as well.

I know that, initially, our plans were for it to be out December 1, 2012. Unfortunately, plans change. Both myself and Bradley have had other commitments that literally could not be put on hold while we worked on the book. Some were personal, but some also included actively working on the very issues and topics these books cover. When we have a chance to act, we hope you can forgive us for acting, and saving the telling for another day.

We are still working on No Safe Harbor 2. I’ve spent the last week preparing the backend stuff. Brad has been working on the texts. We hope that the book will at the very least be at the eARC stage within the next month.

I hope you'll support that as strongly as you have No Safe Harbor.

Yours,

Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton
Co-Editor, No Safe Harbor

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Deadline approaching for No Safe Harbor 2 submissions

Remember folks, the deadline for submissions to No Safe Harbor 2 is this Saturday. Any length from 500 words up (or indeed artwork or other book-suitable material) is welcomed. As long as it relates to one of the three Pirate Planks:

  1. Government & Corporate accountability and transparency
  2. Personal Privacy
  3. Copyright/Patent/Trademark reform


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

No Safe Harbor 2 - One Month and Counting

Only one month to go for submissions to No Safe Harbor 2.

If you’ve got a piece that you want to submit, tell us about it now, so we know to expect you!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July Update and FAQ

The deadline for submissions for No Safe Harbor 2 (NSH2) is starting to get closer. 7 1/2 weeks is all that's left until the September 1 deadline. For those still wondering about what is needed, and what's suitable, here's a quick rundown.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

No Safe Harbor Submissions Open

Good day everyone!

We are happy to announce the opening of submissions for No Safe Harbor 2, currently set for release December 1, 2012. Just like the last book, we are going to have the following three sections in the book:

Government accountability and transparency
Personal Privacy
Copyright/Patent/Trademark reform and abuse.

The deadline for submissions is set for September 1, 2012.

Please send submissions and other ideas to brad.hall@pirate-party.us. Oh, and just like the last book, we would like to have some comics in it as well.

We already have a few essays being worked on. Those are:

An essay on education in Florida
An essay about mashups and remixes 
A piece on using TOR, haystacking, and other anonymizers online

We're planning for this book to be written by Pirates for Pirates, so if you consider yourself a Pirate (anywhere in the world), please contact us about getting in this book. Just like the last book, we plan on having it available in several digital formats and in paperback form.

Thank you, and rock on.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

No Safe Harbor 2 Announced

Well, it seems that No Safe Harbor has been very popular. So much so, that we’ve decided we’re going to do another one. With a planned release date of December 1, 2012, it would be a perfect gift for your loved one.

As before, we’re going to keep it to the three main areas of Pirate Party policy:

  • Government accountability and transparency
  • Personal Privacy
  • Copyright/Patent/Trademark reform and abuse.


Unlike the first book, in which most of the book was comprised of material from people who are not Pirate Party members, we’re going to have a slightly different policy this time. We want all but one piece in each section to be by a Pirate Party member. So no matter where in the world you are, if you’re a Pirate Party member, we want to hear from you. Even if you do not consider yourself a Pirate Party member, but are sympathetic to our cause and have a good idea for an essay, you're welcome to submit.

We will be releasing the details of how to submit for consideration later, but as a rough timetable, we expect the cutoff for submissions to be around September 1 2012, so that we can get the book prepped and out by December 1st.

More details will follow.

BUY IT AT AMAZON.COM - Price $9.99

Torrent - http://bit.ly/x5gtHe (or as a Magnet)
TXT - http://bit.ly/xrPGl5
ODT - http://bit.ly/zC6TE1
RTF - http://bit.ly/xHI7MO
PDF - http://bit.ly/xVI0t1
MOBI - http://bit.ly/wtYRQQ
EPUB - http://bit.ly/zt99zw

Contact Info
brad.hall@pirate-party.us
+1 352-658-3824
Or on Twitter @nosafeharbor


Monday, February 13, 2012

No Safe Harbor 2

We are pleased with the amount of publicity No Safe Harbor has gotten. Thank you, keep spreading it around.

That said, we plan on releasing No Safe Harbor 2: Still No Safe Harbor later this year. We will take into account all of the comments and concerns we have received from the first book and put that toward making the next one better than the original.

We plan on keeping the same three sections in the next book, those being Government and Corporate Transparency and Accountability, Personal Privacy, and Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Reform.

We also want to include more, varied, comics.

That's where you come in.

Ever since the beginning of the Pirate Party, we have used a boat metaphorically to describe the United States. You are all on this boat. It is your pirate voice that should be at the forefront of this series.

To that end, we ask you, all of the people on this boat, to participate. Do you have an idea for an essay? Even if you yourself aren't capable of writing it, submit your idea. We'll see if we can work with you on it.

Here's a few of the ideas we would like to see in the next book:

Net Neutrality, Internet Literacy, Basic Internet Access For All, Election Reform, Ranked Choice Instant Runoff Voting, Public Financing of Elections, Separating Corporations From Political Power, Open Sourced Solutions, ACTA and PIPA.

And if it's not listed, but you have an idea, let us know.

And of course comics that mention these topics as well.

The editor of the No Safe Harbor series can be reached at brad.hall@pirate-party.us or you could comment in this thread.