12/7/10

Look what I just bought.



No, not the Kindle. Look at what's on it.

Yes, my first customer was me. I clicked a single button, and through the magic of modern radio tube technology, I bought my own book. Also, I can't believe there's no way for you to reliably test out your book without actually buying a copy.

So for all three of you guys who use the Kindle, you can get my book right now for the amazing low, low price of only $4.95 by going here. I bow to the sub-$5 price point. Also, don't forget that you can give Kindle content as a gift now. So spring it on someone you love. Or hate. I don't care.

However, before you spend your hard-earned cash, let me tell you what's in it. People who have been hanging around in my doorway for the last five years have heard most of these stories before, since they came from my blog. They've been tightened up and added to, and there are also a couple of new stories, and a new introduction for each section. And I don't want to over-sell this, but you also get original artwork. Think of it this way: If you drink Starbucks coffee, you'll pay that much for a double-shot venti soy mocha. This book should give you at least that much bang for the buck. Also in it: Typos. Those are free.

Feel free to review it after you're done. Even if you hate it. On second thought, scratch that. I don't want your crappy reviews spoiling things when the print version becomes available. That would be like standing outside of the carnival sideshow tent like this:


Personally, I think you should hold off for the printed version. The cover looks better.


26 comments:

  1. WAY TO SUPPORT YOURSELF!!!


    What's a kindle?




    *walks away slowly with head down*

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  2. I just treated myself :) BTW, I have a free Kindle for Mac app on my laptop and it works great!

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  3. I just bought it. :) I've been following your blog for almost 5 years now. Can't wait to read it!

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  4. kristina4:55 PM

    YAY!!!

    Off to see if I can order and download... surreptitiously at work... otherwise, I may have to do later tonight at home...

    Woohoo!!

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  5. Angelaelle5:22 PM

    Downloaded. Can't wait to read it when I get home!

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  6. YAYAYAYAYAY! I can't decide whether to Kindle it for my phone now, or wait for the "real" one on Thurs. Or both, since I will give at least one as a gift right away. What to do? Congratulations, anyway - what an accomplishment!

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  7. I just bought it for my iphone kindle :D

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  8. Just bought it... don't own a Kindle, but I can run the Kindle reader on my Android phone. I've been following your blog for quite some time and am really looking forward to reading it. Thanks in advance for the laughs!

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  9. I got my daughter a kindle for Christmas, but she's 11 so probably no book for her. But for me...yes! I am so glad you finally did it!

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  10. you guys rock. Thanks. Now to just sell 500,000 more copies and I'll be a millionaire! The beginning probably won't look great on an iphone because the graphics get pushed around pretty badly, but let me know what you think.

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  11. Kindle? Educate me my dear writer man.. I will def. like a copy as I am new to your blog..
    and might I say.. Hellz Yeaz, Johnny!!!!!!

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  12. OMG! I had to stop reading for a while because I was crying with laughter!

    This book is SOOOO COOL!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  13. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Woo Hoo!!! I haven't bought a Kindle yet, but I will be ordering a hard copy on Thursday. Thanks, in advance!!!

    Holly

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  14. Just bought it! You better make me happier than a mocha thingy.

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  15. @Holly: You can download a Kindle app for your PC/Mac/other devices if you want to.

    But I know how great a book feels in the hands. So awesome.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  16. Just got it! I couldn't wait for the print edition after all.

    By the way, WV is farta. Is this some kind of omen?

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  17. Yup. Just picked up my copy...

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  18. Awesome, dude. I'll be waiting to get my hands on the printed version. I don't currently have a Kindle.

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  19. I cannot WAIT for the print edition being the almost complete Luddite that I am(well, I am posting something. I vastly prefer to hold a REAL book in my hands and am not a kindler or a nooker or whatever.

    This book is going to be GREAT!

    Robin

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  20. Excellent! Thank you for solving my Christmas shopping dilema- The Snitch, Houdini, and Me for everyone! Then we can all sit around together and laugh until someone pees themself.

    I have shared many of your stories with my family and they always inspire my mom to share some crazy story we have never heard before about us when we were little(my sister and I grew up in upstate NY about the same time as you). Love it!

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  21. ScarlettO10:43 AM

    Bought it! Don't know if you make as much on a hard copy as the Kindle copy, but I'm trying to reduce consumption (not tuberculosis, I actually mean using things :-D) around here so I'm all Kindle, all the time. I'm sure I'll love it - love your blog - and will probably get at least a few hard copies for gifts. Will they be available in the usual locations - B&N, etc.??

    Good on ya, JV!

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  22. I'm saving myself for the printed word.

    ;-)

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  23. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Bought the Kindle version for me. Will be purchasing the bound form to give as gifts. I love your writing and can't wait to share it with my non-blog reading family!!!

    Grats on publishing!!

    RobinM

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  24. how do people know the hard copy comes out on thursday? and where does one buy the hard copy? i'm waiting on the hard copy. love your work!

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  25. Just bought it! I'm new to your blog so this will be fun. Maybe I'll even write a review when I'm done! I love my Kindle.

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  26. I just finished reading it (on Kindle) and I'm going to give you a review. It was excellent! You are such an entertaining writer. There wasn't any of it that I didn't enjoy AND while I had read a couple of those stories on your blog, the rest of it was new to me. Keep up the good work! And Happy 2011!

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