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Yes my friends, the trade paperbacks of my novel “Armed & Delicious” have arrived!
Now I will be focusing on getting Armed & Delicious into independent bookstores across America.
Would you like to see it in your local bookstore?
Holler at your pal and with a shop that you love and I will begin the courting process immediately, because getting to know a bookshop is kind of like a first date. As long as you keep your breath fresh and don’t get sloppy-wasted, you’ll do just fine.
– Your Pal,
As you may have noticed, my most recent “shipping date” came and went like a ship in the night and with nary a whisper of publication (Sorry!). But today, my friends, I am writing you to say that Armed & Delicious, the book which you have supported, is in print-production as we speak!
The e-book version is also in the publication phase and will soon be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online and the Apple Ibook store.
This means that within the next 7-10 business days I should be receiving your books in the mail and shipping them directly! The additional reward goodies have already been coming in and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they’ve turned out.
As always, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, concerns and sonnets.
Scratching Some Back:
When asking for favors there’s a general rule of thumb: pay it back or forward – or side to side.
I’m not saying you need to pay your neighbor money for feeding your cat, dog or kangaroo every time you leave for business, vacation or tax evasion puposes, but one should make it a point to return the favor.
They’ve got a pet goldfish? Offer to babysit it some time. You’re allergic to goldfish? (no idea how that works) Offer to collect their mail while they’re out-of-town. Do not go through it. You have enough credit cards already.
Favors are what makes the world go round. The Godfather figured that out a long time ago in fictional 1930’s New York. It’s simple, you scratch my back, I scratch yours. It’s a win-win etc. Throughout my years of needing something from someone, I discovered that when asking for a favor, one should make a conscious decision beforehand that they would (without hesitation) be willing to perform a favor of equal or lesser value in return. It’s the best way to do things.
I rarely ask favors of strangers but as I set out to publish my book, I’ll be asking for a lot of favors… approximately 4,500 of them. Fortunately for me, I have something to offer in return, which you’ll just have to wait patiently to see.
This is my favor asking face:
Until the Armed & Delicious Campaign is in full swing, there is no word to describe the gratitude (besides gratitude) which I am feeling for the lovely people who are doing me favors as we speak, to help get this Kickstarter going. I consider them all friends and know that without a doubt, I’ll be owing a few favors before this thing is through.
In fact, I’m looking forward to it and am definitely not allergic to goldfish.