Consent Factory Publishing

Consent Factory Publishing — a division of Consent Factory, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc., a fictitious business name owned and operated by C. J. Hopkins — is a micropublisher of those of C. J. Hopkins’ books that no “respectable” publisher would ever consider publishing. Here are the books we have published so far …

Our books are available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, Waterstones, Bookshop, Booktopia, and most other online booksellers throughout the world. Please see our list of booksellers to find one near you, or you can order them at your local bookstore.

Here are some things others writers and critics have said about C. J. Hopkins’ Consent Factory Essays and his dystopian sci-fi novel, Zone 23

“C. J. Hopkins is our modern Jeremiah. No other prophet has described the strategies or predicted the perils of the emerging totalitarianism with such persistence and eloquence.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

“C. J. Hopkins is the modern Western version of a Samizdat writer, i.e. a forbidden wit who loudly says things that are obvious but Not Spoken Of in officialdom. Probably this is not a profitable life choice, but it is a hilarious enterprise, and his furious columns have increasingly become required reading as “normal” media discourse strays further and further from reality. He has also become an expert forecaster. When it comes to predicting dystopian developments in the Trump years, his essays tend to be at least two years ahead of most American commentators, seemingly calling everything from the new Red Scares to the civil unrest of the pandemic era. As with the original Samizdat writers, you don’t know where he lives and don’t want to know — you just want him to keep his head down and keep writing this stuff.” — Matt Taibbi

“C. J. Hopkins’ essays over the past two years represent some of the most searing (and therefore satisfying) chronicles of life in – and against – the locked-down, masked-up, triple vaxxed madhouse of New Normal insanity. They remind us of the twisted mandates we were forced to endure, and offer a stark warning of what GloboCap has in store next.” Max Blumenthal

“In his Zone 23, CJ Hopkins imagines a future far more worrying and far more woke — and with far sleeker corporate boosterism — than any mere Huxlean or Orwellian or Bradburian dystopia. Hopkins is so scary that he can take it for granted that, in this New World of Total Corporate Domination of Everything, you’ll stand up and cheer for a muscle-bound cishet deplorable who smokes cigarettes.” — John Siman, Naked Capitalism

“A brilliant playwright and a man with compassion for his fellow man, Hopkins clearly figured out the global capitalist game a while ago. Lucky for us, he also had the inclination to track and unpack the ‘shriek-o-meter’ as it spewed its incoherence and absurdities … The fact that Hopkins manages to track these airwaves and stay coherent is to his credit, as is his ability to unpack what is happening with a brilliance, intelligence, and wit that would impress Mark Twain himself. Mel Brooks once quipped in the comedy sketch the 2000 Year Old Man, ‘We laugh so as not to cry.’ If you are ready to leave the matrix, Hopkins can help guide you out, laughing all the way, yet appreciating the real risks and many of the important issues before us.” — Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Report

“We’ll look back on the Covid-19 period as one in which governments worldwide cynically stoked panic in search of draconian laws and speech controls. We made paranoia seem sane and asking, ‘Why?’ seem like insurrection. C. J. Hopkins was one of the only people in English willing to do the latter, and he did it with his trademark wit and bravado. He’ll be remembered as a signature chronicler of the ‘New Normal.’” Matt Taibbi

“Calling C. J. Hopkins a satirist is a trivialization. It’s not “black humor” that he displays in his columns, even if the laughter always gets stuck in your throat. His essays are a perceptive and merciless analysis of desolate politics and rotten media, which is probably only possible in this humorous style, because otherwise one would immediately become desperate and depressed.” — Mathias Bröckers, author of Conspiracies, Conspiracy Theories and the Secrets of 9/11 and other international bestsellers

“A collection of darkly satirical essays that skewer the numbskullery of Trump, his hapless political opponents, and the boneheaded warriors of the corporate media who flounder hopelessly in the president’s turbulent wake … what will almost certainly be the most incisive chronicle of the reign of the 45th President and Buffoon-in-Chief of the United States of America.” — Tony Sutton, ColdType

“Hopkins’ ferociously funny yarn is not just a satire on our ever-worsening techno-dystopia … in portraying individuals struggling and flailing against the uber-civilization around them like flies caught a spider web, Zone 23 resonates with the great critiques of technological civilization.” Kevin Barrett, The Unz Review

“History, should there be any, will record 2016 as the year of a stunning triumvirate, the simultaneous eruption of Brexit, Donald Trump, and the Consent Factory. The first two were indications of the deep anguish and anger of common people directed at the neoliberal corporate oligarchy draining the social, economic and political lifeblood from so-called Western democracies. The third was an eruption of brilliant, cutting, incisive satire in the Swiftian tradition, explaining insightfully if painfully what the hell was going on, as the corporate media and its liberal allies desperately counterattacked the populist uprising, a much bigger threat to the oligarchy than the perverted political operatives behind either Trump or Brexit. Here it is to read and remember and to explode the corporate propaganda oozing from the left, right and middle. Trumpocalypse — you lived it, now understand it.” John Stauber, author of Toxic Sludge Is Good for You, Weapons of Mass Deception, and other bestsellers

And here are some reviews by book bloggers and readers …

“It’s a brilliant dystopian satire worthy of a place alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World …” Vaughn Treude, Steampunk Desperado

“CJ Hopkins masterly depicts the scary, crazy state of advanced capitalist fascism we live in now. . . jacked up a good few notches. As the reader hurtles down Hopkins’ interweaving rabbit holes of the future, funhouse mirrors of eerie recognition pave the way. Zone 23, an inevitable movie, could easily hold its own alongside Terry Gilliam’s Brazil.” Amazon Reader Review

“A superb work of political economy documenting the insanity of the last two years. Reading the book is medicine for my soul.” Toby Rogers, Zero Sum

“A piercing satire that cuts right to the genetically modified heart of our corporate-controlled world … the millennials’ 1984.Amazon Reader Review

“Zone 23 is a roller coaster ride. Actually, it is the whole fun fair! This is a very clever and gritty novel but beware; there are horrors as well as sardonic humour in Hopkins waterfalls of evocative description so detailed you can taste the stink, feel the despair and shudder at the pressure of the constant noise … Hopkins depicts the environment, the characters and the cascade of their thoughts in elaborate and exquisite detail.” Wendy Lowdon, Wenlowdwhispers

“Zone 23 skewers the world so incisively that it is almost hallucinatory. Everything you know deep down inside but don’t want to see and certainly can’t talk about. Thank god that it is funny.” Amazon Reader Review

“I devoured this book straight through. I would recommend it to fans of Atwood’s After the Flood series. Intense, crude, funny and incredibly smart.” Goodreads

“I loved this book. It had a real interesting story to it and I enjoyed the satirical approach to the dystopian genre. I cannot wait to see more works from this author.” Destiny, TDC Book Reviews

“Deeply engrossing … Zone 23 delivers a frightening look into a post-catastrophic future.” Amazon Reader Review

“If Henry Miller lived in our time and chose to tell an Orwellian tale, this would be it … a must read for true connoisseurs of superb dialogue and literature.Amazon Reader Review

“… a head-on train crash between comedian/linguist George Carlin and science fiction writer Philip K. Dick.” Goodreads

” C.J. Hopkins is about the best deadly serious humorist around.” Amazon Reader Review

And here’s a taste of what the critics have said about C. J. Hopkins’ stage plays, which you can also buy from most online booksellers, and from Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, and in theater bookstores, but we don’t make any money off those …

“A brilliant (and hilarious) critique of the emptiness of American life and the meaninglessness of the popular culture that attempts to fill the void.” Toronto Globe & Mail

“A blistering revelation … Hopkins’ work owes a huge debt to the absurdists and so manages to blast beyond the merely political or allegorical to the existential.” Time Out New York

“Sharp, brilliant, intense, fast-moving, made for the moment we live in.” The Scotsman

“America’s relationship with consumerism and the media is unerringly skewered.” The Times

“Hilariously at odds with the mainstream.” The Herald

“A hyperreal, tragicomedy, laced with wicked wit and spiked with horror.” Metro

A gripping satire, which spills into sinister weirdness.” Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

There is much more shameless self-promotion on his official website, so we are not going to duplicate it all here. We’re just trying to get you to buy our books so that maybe Hopkins will stop calling our office twelve to fourteen times a day demanding to know how sales are going.

* Cover art for all our books by Anthony Freda.