Ignore at your own risk

A new entrant on the Indian publishing scene is Goa based Cinnamon Teal who bring affordable print-on-demand services to the country. A boon for the self-publisher, CT (the duck from which they take their name is on the right) also makes available classics that are out of copyright and are easily available in electronic form. Rather than curl up in your armchair with your laptop, you could curl up with the book... printed just for you...

And that is one way the book is evolving... So say you wanted Charles Darwin's Autobiography, or his account of the Voyage of the Beagle, or any of the additional titles listed below,
  • Coral Reefs
  • Descent of Man, The
  • Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species, The
  • Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom
  • Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, The
  • Foundations of the Origin of Species, The
  • Geological Observations on South America
  • Insectivorous Plants
  • Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Vol. 1
  • Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Vol. 2
  • More Letters of Charles Darwin - Vol. 1
  • More Letters of Charles Darwin - Vol. 2
  • Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants, The
  • Note on the Resemblances and Differences in the Structure and the Development of the Brain in Man and Apes
  • On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
  • On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (2nd edition)
  • Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, 6th Edition, The
  • Power of Movement in Plants, The
  • Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, The
  • Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication - Vol. 1, The
  • Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication - Vol. 2, The
  • Volcanic Islands,
all you need to do is order yourself a copy at the Cinnamon Teal website, Having been ignorant of all those titles, I feel sorely tempted... They have a lot of good old books available!

And some new ones as well. Of the two titles that caught my eye, one is Song of Goa, Mandos of News or Events. " Prominently figured in this collection are mandos of historical happenings, scandalous fashions, clandestine affairs, village auctions, devout spinsters, and anecdotes from the composer's personal life: a portrait of traditional Goa, depicted with humor and malice. The mandos in the present collection are the compositions of The Big Three of the Mando, Arnaldo de Menezes, Gizelino Rebelo, and Torquato De Figueiredo and of lesser composers like Carlos Trindade Dias, Francisco Menezes, Frederico De Melo, Ligório Costa and Pascoal Noronha."

The other, is Ignore at own risk by Mukesh Rao, written for "people in the IT sector who have recently stepped into the role of project manager and would like to get a headstart in risk management. It is equally appropriate for experienced project managers who want to strengthen the implementation of risk management with an improved understanding and expanded vision of the various risks which their projects are exposed to."

We hope that self-publishing catches on- at least among experimental writers and poets. We endorse their independence!

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