What I loved most about the novel, wasn’t the character development, plot, or the world that Biggs created (although I loved all of those). To me, the best part was the pristine detail that Biggs implemented, to truly immerse us in his world. I also liked the twists and turns, as well as the feeling of wanting to know what was going to happen next. It’s rare to see that sci-fi novel nowadays, because most great stories have been told.
It’s fun to get reviews and it looks like our book really hit the spot.
Bloggers Boot Camp is a great resource for beginner and intermediate bloggers. I’ve been blogging for a few years and many of the advice dished out in the book are some of what I practice, and then there are also new tips I’ve never seen before.
The authors Charlie White and John Biggs definitely have the credentials to write this book. They have worked for Wired, Mashable, Gizmodo, TechCrunch and other companies. The experience they get are from the ground, from the front lines. Many live examples, so called war stories, are included.
Mytro is a mere 99 in the iBooks store and on Amazon this weekend in honor of July 4. What does Mytro have to do with fireworks, you ask? Well, unlike a nice trip to the park with the family to lay out on a blanket and celebrate independence day, Mytro is full of adventure and mystery! Read on for an excerpt.
All of my books are DRM free. I know that DRM is useless – I can break Amazon’s in a few clicks and almost every major DRM system has been shattered upon release – and I want people to read my books. That’s why I give them away when it makes sense (you can get Mytro free on the iBooks store now, for example) and try to offer my own download pages when possible. I’ll continue to do this.
I thought I’d share a talk by Cory Doctorow on this very topic and explain my position on books these days.
“I’m from Barcelona”, Agata said.
The very first instance of the city’s name being used in Mytro. While it is difficult to say what exactly was going on in that scene without revealing too much, it is a place that holds a certain magic for our young heroes and it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. That’s why it’s so important in Mytro.
I try to read as few books on writing as possible. With the exception of Steven King’s On Writing and maybe Gardner’s On Becoming a Novelist, there’s little you can learn early on in your career from these books and, by the time you’re ready for them, most of the advice is already known. But in Indie publishing – essentially what I’ve been doing – there are few guidebooks.
We New Yorkers know Central Park as a big space, full of greenery, tourists, dogs, bicycles, and sunlight — meanwhile, in the winter it retains the atmosphere reminiscent of a nuclear wasteland (probably only I think that). In Mytro, the name “Central Park” appears exactly 25 times, and each time, it makes an important reference to it, and even plays an important part in some of the scenes.
Because I like to experiment I’d like to offer my book, Mytro, for sale in Bitcoin for $2 off the Amazon price. It’s a test and I’m not sure many will take me up on my offer, but let’s give it a try. Click below to enter your shipping information and to check out.
Lay Your Cards Out by POLIÇA is one of my favorite songs and I listened to it a lot while writing Mytro. I even named a chapter, near the end, after the song.
First seen in Chapter 27 of Mytro, the Charles Bridge is an iconic location briefly mentioned by Agata to Turtle as being close to Brehova — the next stop for the pair after Barcelona. When a reader comes to the realization that Turtle and Agata used the Mytro to travel from Barcelona to Prague in no time flat, Agata’s phone immediately began serving roaming messages; the Charles Bridge literally serves as a bridge to stabilize the reader in the first few pages of the chapter. Through some communication and the use of maps on a phone, the characters find themselves reaching one of their goals in the Brehova district.