Buy my book, dammit

Last fall, as a side project, I wrote a little serial novel and published it for free on the web. It was never intended to be sold or published elsewhere; it was something I did just for fun. But it got a great response, and I decided to publish it in softcover format through Lulu, while still leaving the original PDF chapters up on the web for free download.

So now I have a very small quantity of signed copies of Mr. Abernathy, and if you’re interested, you can buy one from me directly for $20, which includes shipping via Priority Mail. I might even throw in a personal note or some other fun piece of ephemera.

If you don’t want a signed copy and just want the book straight from the publisher, you can click this and buy it directly for $21.951.

If you don’t want one at all, then that’s fine too. But you might as well just come over here and take food directly out of my mouth while you’re at it.

No, I kid. I don’t really care if you buy it or not.

But you don’t want me to resort to this lifestyle again, do you? No, I didn’t think so.

  1. So, obviously, it’s actually cheaper for you to get a signed copy rather than a plain one. Plus, you’re feeding my ego. Win-win, as they say. Though I wish they wouldn’t.
posted 2/27/09 at 11:18am to Books, Me me me, Writing · 0 replies · permalink

They’ve always been here

It is hard for the mind to grasp … a population which may be as numerous as the human race, which pursues its own strange life in its own strange way, and which is only separated from ourselves by some difference of vibrations.
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Chapter 6 of Mr. Abernathy is now available for download. Share and enjoy.

posted 11/17/08 at 10:04am to Books, Me me me, Writing · 0 replies · permalink

Taking risks

If you are out of trouble, watch for danger.
-Sophocles

Chapter 5 of Mr. Abernathy is now available for download. Share and enjoy.

posted 11/7/08 at 11:02am to Books, Me me me, Writing · 0 replies · permalink

Looking backwards

No one can master the past; one can only interrogate it.
-Charles Maier

Chapter 4 of Mr. Abernathy is now available for download. Share and enjoy.

posted 10/29/08 at 11:00am to Books, Me me me, Writing · 0 replies · permalink

Pimp my prose

The first chapter of my serial novel, Mr. Abernathy, is available for download today.

Now, I’d just like to say up front that I am terrible at self-promotion. It feels like sales to me, and I can’t stand salespeople.

Most of you likely already know about this book, but some of you may not. Either way, I’d really appreciate your help in promoting it if you enjoy the work, or know someone who would. I’m doing this project entirely on my own, strictly for fun as a one-off effort, with no paid or publisher-backed marketing or promotion of any kind. I’m depending exclusively on word-of-mouth buzz to spread it around, because it won’t be any fun for me to keep doing it if I don’t get a large enough reader base.

So I’m asking my current audience to pimp it out for me a bit. First of all, download and read the damn thing. If you like it, then mention it during your podcast, talk about it to your friends, throw a link my way from your blog or whatever site you have influence over. Tie a note on a helium balloon and launch it into the air. Write it in Sharpie on the forehead of a passed-out hobo. Whatever. I just need your help getting some critical mass around this project. You’re all amazingly talented people who I respect and admire (yes, even you), and with your help I think this could be a big success. I’ll even bake you cookies1.

Now get out there and pimp my prose, peeps. I thank you for it from the bottom of my poor, abused keyboard.

  1. No, I won’t bake you cookies. But I will buy you a drink next time I’m in your city. Pinkie-swear.
posted 10/1/08 at 11:40am to Books, Me me me, Writing · 9 replies · permalink