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Welcome to The Fold: Collected Edition

Welcome to Bothersome Books

Carl DohertyRegardless of how you got here, welcome to Bothersome Books, the newly constructed home of Carl Doherty’s Welcome to The Fold. So newly constructed that there’s still a bit of decorating to do. Apologies if you find yourself tripping over the wires or stranded in a 404 for an eternity.

Anyway, enough nonsense, this site will soon house my self-published works, at present limited to my darkly comic fantasy novel Welcome to The Fold, but in 2016 also my metafictional nightmare of a webcomic, The Scribe. Dystopian parody Un-Synop-Size-Able, children’s book The Saltwater Spirits and the difficult second novel, vegan(Vn), will follow soon.


These are some of the titles and updates I'll be publishing over the next few years. Expect additions, delays and insincere apologies.

OUT NOW: Combined digital edition of Welcome to The Fold
SOON: Welcome to The Fold physical edition
EARLY 2018: The Scribe (webcomic)
EARLY 2018: vegan(Vn)
LATE 2018: Tales from the Fold (short story collection)


If you really enjoyed Welcome to the Fold and would like to read the next instalment ASAP, please consider doing at least one of the following:

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  • Tell a publisher about this rather fine little series of books you just discovered. - Donate a small amount using the PayPal button at www.bothersomebooks.com. Every contribution bestows me a little more writey time.
  • Sign up the mailing list on the aforementioned site.
  • Purchase my future works and, likewise, spread the word.


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Script Planning

Spring 2017 Update: Now Where the Hell Was I?

May 8, 2017

New book, same miserable outlook.

South Park

Self-publishing: Price vs Length vs Girth

September 18, 2016

I’ve always had a weird size envy when it comes to novels…

The Welcome to The Fold Proofs Arrived… and I Hate Them

September 11, 2016

A few things I learned from my first foray into printing novels via Amazon’s CreateSpace service.

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