Embed With Games Book Available For Preorder

The Embed With Games book print version is here! You can preorder it and the ebook here direct from my publisher, on UK Amazon, and register interest on US Amazon. It will be released on the 19th of November in the UK and the US a few months later.

My publisher, Birlinn, is handling book events. If you’d like to enquire about book events or sales, please contact Vikki at vikkir@birlinn.co.uk . Currently, we are looking at having events at launch in Edinburgh, London, and New York, where you can turn up and witness my absurd bemusement that I wrote a book that has a cover that looks as good as it does. I will also sign the book if you turn up to one. We will have a separate allocated number of signed copies available via Birlinn soon. Hang tight if you want one of those.

If you previously indicated your interest in the ebook via Gumroad, my publisher will be in touch shortly. If you’re someone I wrote about or press, you should also receive your copy shortly.

If you are press and have not previously been contacted about the book and would like a copy in either print or ebook form, please also let Vikki (vikkir@birlinn.co.uk) know.

I am available for interviews via Skype and email (caraellison @ gmail). I’ll be at Indiecade in LA from the 19th of October too, if you’re west coast of US-based and want to chat, and in New York from the 26th if you’re on the east coast.

‘Cara Ellison’s writing is consistently amusing, perceptive, honest, and touching. Also: it’s got games in it. Now buy this book’ – Charlie Brooker


In 2014 games critic Cara Ellison rather flippantly pledged to the internet she’d leave home, become itinerant, and travel around the world to live with and write about some of the most interesting game developers and their cultural outlook. As your ‘cyberpunk hair-dyed Attenborough’, originally Cara put up the Embed With Games series monthly on a free blog as she travelled from couch to couch, writing about the people she met and about the way our game creators express the culture around them. The internet generously helped fund her travel costs through a subscription service, egging her on in the only way it could. This is the collected work, called Embed With Games with an exclusive introduction from Kieron Gillen, a cover from Irene Koh, and a conclusion exclusive to the ebook.