This is my last post for the year. I’m going to leave it up for a week or so, because it’s got a nice piece of news and a very interesting question.
Let’s start with the question.
Imagine a World…
I woke up last night with the strangest question running through my mind. I don’t remember whether the question came from a dream — I don’t remember having a dream.
But if that question did come from a dream, what a nightmare.
Anyway, here’s the question:
How would your life be different if there were no such thing as bicycles?
Take a minute to think about this question, then answer in the comments section. And no sneakily trying to worm your way around the substance of the question by answering something like, “I’d invent the bicycle.”
Also, no ridiculous drama, like, “I’d kill myself.” Because you wouldn’t. Just like you haven’t killed yourself over the lack of other amazing, life-improving things that somehow haven’t been invented (I’m looking at the empty space you should be occupying, metabolism-increasing pill).
So, just think about the question and consider what a universe without bicycles would mean to you personally.
I’ll look forward to reading your answer (and later in the day, I’ll post one of my own).
Comedian Mastermind: Post-Christmas / End-of-Year Sale
Maybe you were hoping to get a copy of my book, Comedian Mastermind: The Best of FatCyclist.com, for Christmas. Or maybe it just seemed too expensive. Or maybe you were waiting for some other reason.
In any case, there are literally billions of people on this earth who have not yet purchased a copy of my book. And that just breaks my heart.
So, for those of you who are on the fence, in spite of the (surprisingly?) good reviews and feedback this book has received, I’m having a sale on this book ’til the end of the year, both for the Kindle and paperback version:
Why am I doing this? Well, for a few reasons.
- I’m experimenting. Honestly, I don’t know much about publishing, price points, sales, and stuff like that. I’m trying different things and learning as I go. Hopefully, some things will work out well; I’ll do those things again.
- I want to sell a lot of books. For the past few days, the Kindle version of my book has been the top-selling Cycling e-book at Amazon.com. I’ve done a screenshot to prove it and everything:
That is pretty awesome (especially considering the other books in the list). However, in the overall Cycling Top-10 list (not just e-books), I haven’t been able to quite make it to the top:
Yeah, I guess that’s what I get for helping promote Dr. Lim’s book, eh? Anyway, I’d like to see my book in the number 1 spot on both lists, just so I can make that claim. So, if you’ve been thinking of getting a copy of my book and just haven’t pulled the trigger, now would be a great time to do it.
- I think you’ll like it. Seriously, I’m really proud of this book, and I’m excited at how much people who have read it like it. And I have a hunch that if I give you a good deal on this book, then you buy it and read it, you’ll tell a couple friends, and maybe they’ll buy copies too.
And then I’ll be one step further along in my big plan. And you’ll have helped me get there.
PS: Just in case you don’t come back before next week: Happy New Year! And thanks for being a part of this blog.