ally

ally press kit

ally is a semiautobiographical work by Madison Scott-Clary focusing on the mutability of the past. The book is written in the form of a conversation between the author and an alter ego which refers to itself as not a friend, but an ally.

Like memory, it is disjointed and full of tangents and asides as topics come in and out of focus. This is shown through the construction of the book, where multiple stories will take place at the same time on each page, page and text colors will alter the mood, and images and old diary entries will crop up.

Memories follow the topics of gender, identity, mental health (including bipolar disorder, medication, and suicidality), and creativity.


Fact sheet

Title
ally

Note the lower-case ‘a’. This is preferable in media where a separate, distinguishable font is allowed, but is not required if that is not possible.

Author
Madison Scott-Clary
Release date
June 1, 2020
Genre
Autobiography/memoir, focusing on gender, identity, mental health, and spirituality.
Publisher
Self
ISBN
978-1-948743-15-0
Pages
466 numbered, 474 total
Size
8.5x8.5”, weighing in at two and a half pounds.
Media
  • Physical: paperback with full color interior on 70lb white paper, matte softcover.
  • Electronic: PDF only.
Pricing
  • Physical: suggested retail price of US$50.00, available to retailers from IngramSpark with a 40% discount.
  • Electronic: US$10.00+ (PWYW), direct only.

Images

There are images on the book page, all of which may be downloaded as a zip file. More are available on request.


Logo, icon, and typography.

There is no official logo for ally.

The icon used for ally is the logotype at the top of the page, and is available here:

The font used for the logotype and the ‘ally’ voice is Merriweather Sans and the font used for everything else is Gentium Book Basic.


About the author

Madison Scott-Clary is a transgender author, poet, and programmer. She is also the editor-in-chief of Hybrid Ink, LLC, a small publisher focused on thoughtful fiction, exploratory poetry, and creative non-fiction. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her cat and two dogs, as well as her husband, who is also a dog on the internet.

You can find more of her work at makyo.ink and more about her at drab-makyo.com. She is on twitter as @makyo_writes.

There are two available author portraits, one literal and one symbolic. If the symbolic one is used, it must be credited as “art by Julian Norwood — brushandtea.com”.


Selected reviews


Video content

A video from the launch party stream:

The ally shipping box being cut: