The Home of Social Justice Fiction

Revealing the hidden powers of the Crown!

Like all good satirists, Pacini combines wit with astute observation as she lays bare the absurdity of our institutions.

Stephen Grant,
author of A Moment More Sublimeshortlisted for Not the Booker Prize (2015)

Excerpt from "Conspiracy" read by the author!

Marta Pacini reads an excerpt from her latest book “Conspiracy”, which will be released on 2nd June 2022.

Excerpt from "The (Un)lawful Killing of Daniel Brown" read by the author!

Marta Pacini reads an excerpt from “The (Un)lawful Killing of Daniel Brown at Out On The Page‘s Rainbow International Writers’ Cafe, December 2021

Disturbance Press... in the Press!

Article in the Rossendale Free Press, Friday 14th January 2022. Headline: Marta tackles race issues in new book
Rossendale Free Press, January 2022
Interview for The Publishing Post
The Publishing Post, December 2021
THE BOOKSELLER At the Heart of Publishing since 1858 Pacini starts social justice focused fiction publisher Disturbance Press Published November 17, 2021 by Ruth Comerford Society of Young Publishers member Marta Pacini has founded Disturbance Press, a new independent focused on publishing fiction with a social justice theme. Based in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, Pacini decided to set up Disturbance Press out of frustration with the relative lack of attention that "home-grown" fiction with a social justice theme gets in the UK. She said: "Although some novels which explore social justice issues sell very well in the UK and Ireland, they are often American imports. With Disturbance Press I want to show that there are huge social and environmental issues here too. I hope that the books published by Disturbance Press will raise awareness of these injustices." A School of Oriental and African Studies development studies and politics graduate, Pacini is due to graduate from the University of Central Lancashire with an MA in publishing next month. The press will publish Pacini's own books, including The (Un)lawful Killing of Daniel Brown, a YA/crossover political thriller and Conspiracy, an adult political thriller in February and June 2022 respectively. Literary novel Something Better by Stephen Grant will follow in October 2022, and the crime thriller An Inquiry Into Innocence by R N Cogley will follow in February 2023. While Pacini is the sole owner and only staff member of Disturbance Press for now, she hopes that it will evolve into a co-operative organisation in time. Her "publishing utopia" video calling for more co-operation within and between publishers has been selected for showcasing at The Bookseller's FutureBook 2021 conference, which takes place this Friday.
The Bookseller, November 2021
BookBrunch Your daily serving of news and views UCLan graduate founds new indie publisher News - Publishing Wednesday, 17th November 2021 Disturbance Press set up in Lancashire by UCLan student and SYP North member Marta Pacini with two-year publishing programme laid out Pacini, who gained a BA in Development Studies and Politics from SOAS in 2016, went back to university last year and is due to graduate from the MA Publishing at the University of Central Lancashire next month. Pacini (pictured on front page) says she decided to set up Disturbance Press (disturbancepress.co.uk) out of frustration with the relative lack of attention that "home-grown" fiction with a social justice theme gets in the UK. She said: "Although some novels which explore social justice issues sell very well in the UK and Ireland, they are often American imports. With Disturbance Press I want to show that there are huge social and environmental issues here too. I hope that the books published by Disturbance Press will raise awareness of these injustices." Disturbance Press will publish Marta Pacini's own books The (Un)lawful Killing of Daniel Brown (YA/Crossover political thriller) and Conspiracy (adult political thriller) in February and June 2022 respectively. The literary novel Something Better by Stephen Grant (London) will follow in October 2022, and the crime thriller An Inquiry Into Innocence by RN Cogley (Co. Wexford) will open the following year's season in February 2023. While Pacini is the sole owner and only staff member of Disturbance Press for now, she hopes that it will evolve into a cooperative organisation in time. Image: Disturbance Press logo (a red triangle pointing downwards) with the strapline The Home of Social Justice Fiction disturbancepress.co.uk
BookBrunch, November 2021
Preview of an article about Disturbance Press by Tina Jackson titled Create a Disturbance
Writing Magazine, October 2021
Details of The (Un)lawful Killing of Daniel Brown by Marta Pacini, upcoming in February 2022
The Bookseller, October 2021