Thursday, February 23, 2012

Polite Request From The Management (And A Free Gift)

Hello Internet! Thanks for buying those books. . .

I'm getting nice checks every month now; not "fuck-you" money, by any stretch of the imagination, but definitely, "fuck yeah!" money.

One thing though -- I've gotten very few reviews or comments about them, so I don't know what people think about them. If you enjoyed them or hated them, drop a review on Amazon, let me know what I'm doing right or wrong.

I mean, come on. Don't make me hire a Chinese guy to do it.

I'm working on the memoir about my 9 years in Russia, which will definitely be off-the-hook aweseome degenerate; it will be the ULYSSES of memoirs about drunk English teachers and teenage Russian sluts.

I also want to get into graphic novels, or at least books full of cartoons -- but there are a lot of formatting problems to deal with, and I'm hardly an expert at all this shit.

Could I ask the help of the audience here?

I've uploaded a short book of cartoons -- my much-beloved (by me, anyway) DOOFUS AND VALIANT series -- on Smashwords.

It's 100 percent free.

(Although if you were so inclined, you could get it on Amazon Kindle for $0.99 --

Now, so far it looks okay to me as a downloaded file -but might I ask of the audience, if you have a Kindle Fire or Ipad, could you try to download this and see if it's legible and the images aren't broken up or anything?

I think it won't work on the old-style Kindle, but it should work on Ipad if you download it onto Stanza or whatever.

Then leave a comment here, let me know if it looks okay; after some feedback I'll do more.

As I said: free free free. A little Russian Day of Men and Patriots gift for you.

(EDIT, FEB 24: Uploaded again; if your epub version showed lines, try it again now.)


Pete M said...

Looks fine. I downloaded the ePub version on my iPad and opened it up in iBooks. Perfectly formatted.

English Teacher X said...

super! thanks.

Anonymous said...

As for previous books: first two were awesome. Loved them and read them both on a long drawn-out train ride from Tallinn to Moscow. Haven't read your how to make the fuckers talk chronicle yet, but really should. Travel advice was fairly generic. Nothing bad, but nothing to write home about at the same time. You're a bloody good storyteller, and the cartoons are epic. Skimp on the self-help and go for the narrative.