Saturday, January 7, 2017

Big Thrill Q&A

Dear authors,
Congratulations again on your upcoming release. Although you were not one of the 10 authors selected for an interview through the (new) and random lottery, we're pleased to tell you that your book will still be featured in the March issue of The Big Thrill. If you haven't already, please send your responses to the questions on the submission form so that we can build your "landing page." In addition to your responses, the page will include a picture of your new release, along with the jacket copy blurb provided.

Bellow (sic) you will find the questions for your reference. 
1) What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
2) How does this book make a contribution to the genre?
3) Was there anything new you discovered as you wrote this book?
4) No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?
5) What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

1) I believe readers will take away a deep seated feeling of anger that will turn into full blown rage at the waste of their time and money in reading my new novel. I hope their growing fury motivates them to demand their money back from the publisher or possibly ignites a Michael Kohlhaas style over reaction that leads to the fall of the imprint, the publishing house, the Republic and capitalism itself. 

2) I trust that this book will kill the genre stone dead and discourage future efforts along this road. 

3) Yes, I discovered a new continent south west of Tasmania but that's all I'm saying about it here because I want to keep its riches (largely edible kelp) to myself.

4) One PR man wrote the following (but they wouldn't let his copy go on the jacket): "It's clearly the unedited ravings of a lunatic - Do Not Publish."

5) Philip K Dick's period when he wrote 12 novels in six months under the influence of acid, horse tranquilisers and meth amphetamines.