Creating bold, beautiful books and audio projects that promote and celebrate independent and emerging voices.

Slugs: A Manifesto Abi Palmer

Why be a slug? Slugs: A Manifesto explores a creature that survives by being disgusting. Weaving together manifesto, memoir and poetic language, Abi Palmer considers the politics of space, iridescent queerness, and shapeshifting viscous ‘slug time.’


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All hail Abi Palmer’s Slugs: A Manifesto, at once an addictive art world gossip column, a crip phenomenology, and a glistening, utopian theory of gender, queerness and desire. From these sticky trails the slug emerges as a slippery figure of dissent and persistence, whose very provocation of disgust ensures its survival. Palmer’s ode to the slug — sexy, mucosal and complicated — is essential reading for anyone interested in the headfucky negotiations of being a body.
– Daisy Lafarge

On Trampolining Rebecca Perry

In On Trampolining, Rebecca Perry weaves arresting tales on pain, expectation, flight and grief in relation to competitive sport, memory and the body.


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Front cover of On Trampolining by Rebecca Perry, published by Makina Books

In her elegant and intelligent meditation on the art of trampolining, Rebecca Perry writes movingly on pain, grief, love, and self-will. The beauty and economy of her sentences, and her frank but unselfpitying attention to the power and frailty of the body, recalls the work of Maggie Nelson and Gillian Rose, but is entirely hers. I loved it.

Sarah Perry
author of  The Essex Serpent

Strangers (Expanded Edition) Rebecca Tamás

Published in deluxe paperback, March 2022. Repackaged for 2022 with an additional essay and new design elements!

In Strangers, Rebecca Tamás explores where the human and nonhuman meet, and why this delicate connection just might be the most important relationship of our times.

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Watermelon expended edition of Strangers by Rebecca Tamás

Bursting with intellectual generosity. Deep wide roots and radical shoots

Max Porter

Introducing Makina Audio!

This month we are launching our first audio programme. The project, a collaboration with access and inclusivity consultant Caroline Dawson, brings together three debut poets (originally from India, Ireland and Birmingham) reading their books in full, with additional audio descriptions illustrating the look and feel of each front cover, back cover, flaps and spine. This work is generously supported by a project grant from Arts Council England.

Glass - Cover Audio Description by Caroline Dawson