Monday, April 9, 2012
I'm gearing up for the release of Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe, the second book in the Jacob Wonderbar series. If you're in the San Francisco area I would love to see you at the release party at Books Inc. Opera Plaza this Friday!
Rest assured this is not going to be a week of Buy My Book Buy My Book Buy My Book. Here's what we have in store:
Tomorrow I'm going to have a post on the 10 Commandments of Editing, which I have chiseled into stone tablets and hidden around the country in difficult to reach top-secret locations! Or I've just typed them and they will only be available online. I'm not telling. Find out tomorrow.
Wednesday I will be giving away a Kindle for one lucky Tweeter. Isn't that twitterific?
Thursday I will be giving away a Nook for one lucky Pinterester. Isn't that pinteresting? Also Thursday is release day. Holy corndogs!
Friday is party day and we'll talk about what we've learned. Just kidding, we will have learned little.
Meanwhile! There are some new readers around these parts and let's recap why we're here. Jacob Wonderbar is a prank-loving kid who trades a corndog for a spaceship, blasts off into space, and has to find his way back home. He encounters a planet where days are thirty second long, the universe's most nefarious space buccaneer, and, horror of horrors, a planet of substitute teachers. He and his friends have to work together to make their way back home.
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow, book #1 in the series, is ostensibly for children aged 8-12, but has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for consumption by adults. (Just don't eat it.)
And it's now out in paperback for just $7.99! The e-book too!
You can find it in your neighborhood bookstore or online:
Barnes & Noble (paperback)!
Barnes & Noble (Nook)!
And if you don't believe me, believe the book trailer:
Coming later this week is Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe, which, as the title implies, is about Jacob Wonderbar's campaign for President of the Universe. High concept!!
Jacob encounters insult debates, rude talk show hosts, corndog eating contests, a not-very-bright kid soldier, and yes, of course, space monkeys. Will he win? Will he manage to save Planet Earth? Will he find his missing father? Will he ever grow fond of eating the space dust on Numonia? The answer lies with these vendors:
Barnes & Noble (hardcover)!
Barnes & Noble (Nook)!
Ye Olde Book Trailer:
Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp is being edited as we speak and thus is completely secret. But what the heck, I'll reveal this: it may have something to do with time travel. You heard it here first. Also it comes out in 2013.