hat's right, a fellow Retro Junker published an honest-to-goodness, REAL-LIFE book!|
All right, so some of you have caught mentions of my first book, "How I Survived Three Years at a Two Year Community College" at the tail-end of my last couple of articles. Since I have received some intrigued messages from more than a few of you, I would like to take this time to, for lack of a better term, promote my book, and address why I believe dropping your hard earned cash on my literary debut is well worth it.
Ultimately, the book is about the last three years of my life; it's a story about a lot of things, and something I firmly believe that everyone on this site can relate to. My memoir is about growing up, and finding love, and determining who you want to be in life; it's also about feeling disrespected, and having to fight through adversity, and making something out of yourself, despite the lowly conditions you may have started off in.
It's a funny book, and at times, it is a very sad book; it gets deep and philosophical at times, and at others, it gets very whimsical. Indelibly, there are some dark (I mean DARK) moments that transpired in my life, and I make no efforts to mask them in the memoir.
It's a very thought-provoking book, and the kind of thing that mainstream publishers wouldn't even consider touching; I suppose this book, for all intents and purposes, is just "too true" for the watered (and dumbed) down casual audiences of today.
There are a lot of reasons to pick up the book: it's exciting, it's funny, it's engaging and it will certainly make you think about the world in a different way. It's also good for independent publishing, and a good way to promote this site in a way that most people would not consider.
But all in all, I would advise you to at least give the book a glance, because it is a GOOD book. So many readers out there complain about getting the same old Twilight-style, churned out crap over and over again, and that is because they do not support independent, outside-authors that provide them with stuff that is actually decent. Of course, I do want the book to sell, and yeah, it would be nice to have the extra royalties, but what I desire most is having my work presented to the widest base possible. I know that you will not "agree"with everything in the book, but I am sure that you can at least relate, and in that, you will be doing a damned good service to not only the fledgling author, but maybe yourself as well.
Here's the deal: You can order E-book copies of my title at I-Universe for just SIX DOLLARS.
You read that correctly: SIX FREAKING DOLLARS. Dude, you spend more money on a Taco Bell lunch than that! I know the economy is in a downturn and all that jazz, but for the price of a few burritos, you could have something that may very well change your life in PDF form.
Seriously, SIX BUCKS. What do you have to lose there?
Of course. copies of my book (in a physical form), can be ordered through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I really do not expect anyone to drop 34 or 44 dollars on those however, but hey, it would be nice! (insert winking, smiling face giving the thumbs up gesture)
The E-books can be ordered at:
[u]http://iuniverse.com/Bookstore[/u] (Try typing James Swift in the search engine)
At the publisher site, you can also check out a brief preview of the book, as well as learn a few additional things about the author.
If any of you are on the fence (or want more in-depth information about either the book's contents or ordering options), please feel free to PM me.
Regardless, I would like to thank you, for at least CONSIDERING my work. Honestly, you have no idea how much it means to me, so even a brief glance at the book is more than enough to make me happy.
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