A decade after Anonymous first appeared, it has grown from a small band of hacktivists to a Global Collective with organized National Cells in half the countries on Earth and 2.5 million dedicated participants worldwide. Behind The Mask explores four critical years in the formation of Anonymous as it solidified into the most powerful movement in human history. Join Commander X and other Anons from those early days as they take you on a grand adventure, and give everyone a small glimpse Behind The Mask.
Bringing Behind The Mask to market, to you the people – was an incredible challenge. One I wasn’t always certain I was up to. One does not simply publish a book without publisher. One may, if one chooses – become a publisher. That is essentially what I have done. What is known as the “Imprint” is my own hacker crew, Legion Security. And then once the material is prepared by the “Imprint” organization, it is handed off to our primary publisher/distribute: Lulu.
A word about Lulu. I could not have done this without them. What Lulu does is they are essentially a platform for people to build their own “Imprints” and publish. They are also handle distribution, including direct sales, wholesale bookstore distribution and placement in Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I have to say it is the most amazing platform ever for publishing, and while others have sprung up with similar platforms – none can touch Lulu. I thank them, and wish them and their legal department the best of luck defending their right to publish and distribute this work from attacks by the USDOJ.
The first thing I'd like to say is I really just hope everyone likes the book. I'm a writer and have always enjoyed it, I enjoy telling a story. I'd like to think that with Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous I have told a story worth reading. Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous will be released in a cycle beginning with the Hardbound edition available today. The Hardbound I am very proud of, as I pulled out all the stops with material to try and come up with a truly gorgeous archival quality book that can be deposited in major Libraries. But I still managed to bring it in on budget and it retails direct from Lulu for a very reasonable $19.20 USD.
I am launching the book today from a secure undisclosed location, a hotel suite somewhere here in Canada. Myself and my team, a documentary crew and one or two lucky journalists are going to party like it's 1999. If you end up buying a copy of Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous, either today or in the future - thanks for reading.
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