Saturday, June 30, 2012

How Bad Is It?

Some people may wonder if The Complete Bubby Anthology is the worst book ever written. The answer is: "No; not by a long shot!"

That honor goes to the book, Atlanta Nights, by Travis Tea. The description on Amazon proudly proclaims," The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. But why settle for the merely regrettable? Atlanta Nights is a bad book written by experts."

So what is the deal with Atlanta Nights? Well, in response to a claim by PublishAmerica that they are not a vanity publisher and take the time to carefully screen submitted manuscripts, a group of authors "collaborated" to write the worst piece of junk possible. The best part is that PublishAmerica offered them a contract! You can read the tale of how it came to be at Travis Tea's webpage.

What exactly is so horrible about the book? Well, for starters, as the Wikipedia page for Atlanta Nights explains, there is a computer generated chapter, a skipped chapter (21), two chapter twelves, and two separate but identical chapters (4 and 17). On top of that, there isn't even a cohesive story line. In short, it is a mess - though I am told it is funny.

So, if you'd like to see what the fuss is all about, go buy yourself a copy of Atlanta Nights, by Travis Tea. And while you're at it, buy a copy of The Complete Bubby Anthology (because if you're going to buy the former, then can you really argue that your standards are so high that you won't buy the latter?).

Saturday, June 9, 2012


This is me (not literally... just use your imagination).

This is the latest sale ranking for the Kindle edition of The Complete Bubby Anthology.

This is me having fun with the poor sales ranking.

Any questions? I hope not. Rather, I'm looking for solutions - like the solution where you buy my book (I'll even like you if you buy the paperback edition)!

C'mon, let's make this sales chart into a half-pipe for me and my penguin friend!

On the plus side, given that Amazon claims to have over 1 million Kindle titles, this book may still be in the top 50% saleswise!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Corrections to Look Inside

On 24 May 2012, I made some corrections to the manuscript, thanks to the help of one astute reader. While the Kindle version's Look Inside feature was updated immediately, it took until today for the paperback's version to update (though if you purchased it before today, you did receive the updated version).

Anyway, that makes 15 days for the Look Inside feature to update, versus only 13 days to create the original. Interestingly, both were updated on a Friday. Hmm...

Anyway, go out and buy yourself a copy today (or tomorrow, or the next day - I don't really care when, just as long as you do).

Monday, June 4, 2012

Star Wars

Special Thanks to Mike at TheForce.Net, for mentioning The Complete Bubby Anthology in their latest installment of Star Wars Is Everywhere.

As the entry explains, there are multiple Star Wars references throughout the book. For example:

In Bubby II, there is a reference to the ridiculous idea of Darth Vader in a kilt.
In Bubby III, Bubby claims to sense a disturbance in the force.

In Bubby IV, there is a reference to 1138. If you don't understand why that is a Star Wars reference, you should read this.
In Bubby IV and Bubby V, Bubby wields a flame sword (perhaps comparable to a light saber?)
Also three of the villains in the stories shoot electricity out of their hands (Force Lightning, anyone?)