See, when we started the project, we decided to go completely traditional with it. No more Indie publishing. No more holding grudges against our old agent for being useless. So we got ourselves another agent, who seemed excited about us and our writing, who had an amazing reputation. We left our baby in her hands, and... well, this comic might explain the process best.
This situation had two things in common with our very first agent - first, the agent did nothing but sit on their ass, and second, we fired said ass.
The industry itself wasn't any better. Our agent, in the span of six months, did manage to submit to two big publishers. We got two rejections. However, those rejections were so backhandedly complimentary, that we actually are using them as blurbs for the back of the book. We want to share each with you, as printed on the back cover.
If you're wondering what that means, it means that the industry is unwilling to take a chance on unique books. They'd much rather sell another Hunger Games clone (of which there's currently 9,000 in circulation) or another generic romance novel, which are both guaranteed to lazily gather sales, than take a chance on something new and creative that might or might not sell.
If that didn't sum it up well enough, check out our second blurb, uh we mean rejection.
Clearly we weren't thinking of the book clubs when we wrote this novel.
So if you want to read the novel that two Big Six publishing houses called "stellar" and "totally awesome", that one publisher actually raved about, that's so unique and hilarious that it won't appeal to Oprah's book club, we urge you to check out this novel. We personally think it's the best book we've ever written. And right now, for our blog friends, we're only charging $2.99 as a special, so act now before it gets re-listed at the normal price of $5.99.
Synopsis (and our cool new author pic, as seen on the back of the book):
*It truly can just be "This book was good." Four words. "Very good" if you feel like being generous and throwing in an extra.
Currently it's only available as an Ebook, but paperback format should be good to go in only a matter of days. As added incentive to any of our blog friends reading this now, if you buy a $2.99 Kindle version, and promise to leave us a review (honor system, bitches!), we'll send you an autographed paperback copy, free of charge (U.S. only, please. We love our friends in Australia, but we also don't have $50+ to mail you a book).
All you have to do is buy the Kindle version, forward us the receipt (firstname.lastname@example.org), and then give us your address, and we'll mail you a
Click this sweet-as-hell cover to learn more and to buy the first book in a very hilariously badass series.
Cheers and stay classy, friends,
Brandon and Bryan
Beer: Diet Miller Lite Zero
Music: Van Hoolen's Canada
(Note: these items are both hilarious if you've read the book)