I’ve rambled a ton about this book over the past few months, what it means to me, Mark, the whole thing. Now it’s out: ten years worth of work & the fulfillment of a promise to one of the most important people in my life who is no longer with us. I’ve done all I can at this point, and now I realize, more than I ever really did before, just how much I need help. I don’t have a publisher promoting for me. I don’t have an agent. I do have a seasonal job right now that is killing me and sucking away a majority of my time, and will continue to do so until Christmas Eve. So here’s the thing- I really need your help. I need help spreading the word about the book. I need people to write reviews on Amazon for it (if you’ve read it). I need exposure. I need people to promote the crap out of this thing so people will start picking up a copy- digital, paperback, I don’t care. I just want people to read it, because in the end for me it’s not about the money, it is about sharing what Mark and I did together. Please, post links on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, whatever. If you haven’t already please, pick up a copy and show your support. I know that money is tight for everyone right now and I priced the versions of the book as cheap as I could make them. The bottom line is I just really need some help getting the word out, beyond me spamming the hell out of various social media outlets. As of right now we’ve sold about 7 copies- more than half of which were bought by me, my girlfriend, and immediate family. I’m going to be working full-time on promotions once this job is over, but even then I realize I just won’t be able to do this effectively alone.
If you need further incentive: half of the profits will be going to a charitable foundation, which I will discuss in more detail after the New Year once Shawn, Emily (Mark’s sister) and I can solidify the details. Basically we’re looking to try and help people in a way that Mark would and right now we’re just trying to figure out the best way to go about that. I’ll let you know more as soon as I have something more tangible than the idea to share.
I genuinely appreciate anything you do to help, and thank you to those of you who have already been putting up links.