View Cart →
Thank you for requesting to be added to For Pity Sake's community of writers, readers and anyone in the orbit of publishing.
We welcome contributions of ideas or insights into the wonderful, ever-changing world of books, writing and reading. Please feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com with anything you think our community might like to hear about. We can’t guarantee your contribution will make the newsletter but rest assured, we love hearing from you!
Just add your email address in the space opposite, click the link on our confirmation email to your nominated address and voilà, you're part of the For Pity Sake community. By the way, your details are safe with us. We will never share, sell or misuse your email address, ever.
Thanks for your subscription.
My Dad, Keith, was a curious (dare I say it) unique amalgam. Apart from being husband and father he was a media executive with an intimidating command of the commercial aspects of newspaper production and sales. He was also part geek who got excited about the potential of new technology for greater efficiency; and part admirer of the old fashioned written word from poetry to the Bible, to the blessed Economist which he pored over in an almost meditative state each week.
“For pity sake” was one of Keith’s favourite sayings, usually spouted when he was impatient and wanted something to happen. “For pity sake, get off that phone” or “For pity sake will you stop yacking and just get on with it”.
Well we did, Dad, and For Pity Sake Publishing is the result. Here’s what we stand for:
We hold the firm view that writers and artists can and should have the opportunity to invest in their work, have more say in revenue generation, and ultimately, increased potential for profiting from their endeavours.
At the risk of sounding overly sentimental my father, Keith Henry McDonald, is the inspiration for this whole exercise. I, for one, intend to do my utmost to imbue our operation with the qualities I most admired in my Dad – integrity, honesty, pragmatism, financial acuity, humility and above all, an abiding love of words and stories well told.
So, as one of my Dad’s favourites, T.S. Eliot, famously said, “Let us go then, you and I….”
Welcome to For Pity Sake Publishing.
Founder and Principal.