Lots of independent authors seem to be throwing around the term “bestselling” like it was any old adjective, which makes me wonder what a “bestselling” author really is. How many books do you need to sell to call yourself a bestseller?
“Description taken from Amazon:
A Hollywood superstar suffers a mental collapse, her marriage is falling apart, her career is on the ropes and the only one keeping it all together is her loyal assistant and friend, Darryl. Problem is, he’s kind of in love with her. Soon he finds himself drawn into a story that is much like the movies his employer stars in. But in real life the answers aren’t in the script…
You either love him or hate him. No matter if you think he’s an asshole or just a nice guy in a heap of trouble, Jack Reynolds will stir your feelings. Do like 40 000 readers and enjoy his story…
So what’s The Wake-Up Call? It’s a novel about a self-centered, womanizing, workaholic and narcissistic creative director called Jack Reynolds whose life changes completely after a few romantic mistakes.
The Wake-Up Call has been downloaded +40 000 times and reached the semi-finals of The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Books of 2012. Buy it in print at The Book Depository or Amazon US and UK Or why not as an e-book? US, UK, FR, IT, DE, ES
Nice to see The Wake-Up Call climbing the Amazon ranks on both Fiction (#9) and Humor (#4) during the Kindle Select free day.
A big box of “Wake-Up Calls” arrived from the U.S. yesterday. Fancy a copy? Comment or check out http://thewakeupcallbook.com It’s also available as an e-book for 99 cents at Amazon (normally $2.99).
If you read it and like it, please tell your friends. I’ll be eternally grateful.
One of my favorite books on writing (aptly named “On Writing“) is written by Stephen King and in that book he regurgitates and then chews on one of the most common rules for writing; write what you know.
First time I read it it made a helluva lot of sense. I mean, it does sound damn difficult to write about space when you have spent all of your life with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Yet, if you can’t write about what you like, doesn’t it take away the fun of it? The reason you write is because it’s fun, right? Then it doesn’t make sense to write about accounting or plumbing (because honestly that doesn’t sound very exciting for a plot).
Oh, crap, I’m in a preaching mode…
The Wake-Up Call philosophy is about re-evaluation, about looking at yourself and asking yourself where you are in your life and where you would want to be.
It’s good to have a regular wake-up call. It’s nice to smell the coffee. It’s educating to read the writing on the wall. To pinch yourself once in a while. Hard.