The first review from a book blog for my novel, Growing up Wired, was posted on Amazon and Goodreads by Lori Clark of Just Bookin’ Around this past Saturday. I have to admit it was a moment of anticipation for me to read her thoughts. After all, many writers spend years (about five in this case) working on draft after draft and, here-and-there, the words of encouragement come in from a parent, a sibling, a co-worker, a friend, someone you met at a bar, your writing critque group… you get the idea.
Each time you wonder: am I getting the full story? Were they able to come at the material fresh and not superimpose their knowledge of the author into the work? Here are her thoughts:
This is an entertaining read. It makes you wonder why we post things in our profiles online for the whole world to see and if we stop to think about the consequences these things could hold for us in the future. Applying for a job at a daycare center? But what about those photos of your bare boobs out there for God and your grandma to see? Victor genuinely likes Erin and now every red-blooded male on campus is lusting after her. Interesting take on the “wired” age of technology. This is an easy, entertaining read that some people might find eye-opening. I predict good things for David.
An interview and giveaway was also posted at BlKossiner’s Book Blog. Thank you Brandi for hosting!
And, finally, the first round of Kindle Select promotions for my ebooks ended at about 1500 downloads. I was pleased with this number since I jumped into the promotions without really having a clear idea of how to let everyone know the works were available for free.
So, I suppose, what I’m saying is that I’m offically a part of the eBook weirdness Mr. Franzen has referred to in his recent controversial article about a predicted eBook Bubble. And let’s not forget the refutation of Joe Konrath here.
For my part in celebrating the bizarre, unpredictable nature of the eBook on our culture, I wrote another Alexander Hambone story: The Last Bookstore.