If Daniel and I do write another choose your own adventure together, it won’t be for several years. While we both like the idea of writing a sequel to The Adventures of Whatley Tupper, we both accept that it’s not in the cards for quite some time.
This weekend (June 8th & 9th), the preview Kindle version of Can Stuart Henry Zhang Save the World? will be free at all Amazon sites. This preview version is identical to the official release, but it also includes easy to access cheats that allow you to jump to many of the different plot points, should you choose.
This promotion is a “thank you” to those of you who have enjoyed Daniel and my previous choose-your-own-adventure novels. Unlike our other books, Can Stuart Henry Zhang Save the World? has 65 endings that all revolve around a single (absurd) plot. Not only is this the final CYOA novel that Daniel and I will work on (at least for a long, long time), it is the most complex. When the book is officially released on July 4th, it will retail for $3.99.
Should you choose to download the free version this weekend, please consider writing a review for the novel before July 4th. Reviews really do help independent authors.
So, today The Most Boring Book Ever Written received its 50th review on Amazon.com. Soon it will have more reviews than all my other books combined. Rather ironic for a non-book that really is meant to be the most boring book ever written. This is the one book I rather enjoy reading negative reviews for. How can I fault anyone for these things–it’s meant to be boring!
Here are some my favourite bad reviews:
A new review for The Most Boring Book Ever Written was posted at Obsessive Book Nerd last week.
“Therein lies the charm of The Most Boring Book Ever Written. You can read as much of it as you want to alleviate some boredom and walk away from it without the mental attachment to the characters or plot. Or you can stick to it and infer some themes and more grand statements that may or may not be there. Either way, it’s free. You can’t beat that.”
Read the entire review here.
As I hoped, The Year We Finally Solved Everything is free at Amazon.com after being offered for $0 at all other retailers. I’d like to keep this book and The Most Boring Book Ever Written free until the end of human civilization, so hopefully no one starts charging money for it anymore.
On a side note, I’m still busy editing Love is not free. The price is 99 cents. and hoping that it will be ready some time in the summer. Same goes for Can Stuart Henry Zhang Save the World? although it should be ready a little earlier. But we’ll see…