Mytro is on Storybundle!

My favorite book bundle, Storybundle, is featuring my YA book Mytro alongside a few other amazing titles. You can get the whole thing for a few dollars and some of your purchase will go to charity. I’m really pleased to be able to work with SB on this.

They write:

The Light in the Dark YA Bundle, curated by Allyson Longueira: I love young adult fiction. And I’m not the only far-from-young adult who does. So, when I had the opportunity to curate another StoryBundle, I knew YA was the way to go.

Each book in this bundle sparks a light in the dark. Sometimes, that light comes from within. Sometimes, the characters must fight back the darkness to find it. And their stories demonstrate the incredible diversity of young adult fiction, from lighthearted and inspirational to dark and gritty.

Enjoy!

My First Author Interview At @booklikes

The good folks at BookLikes have run an amazing author interview in which I detail some of the secrets to becoming a non-successful fiction author in your spare time!

In all seriousness, it was an honor to appear on the site and I’m even running a paperback giveaway for Mytro right here. Sign up to grab a free book!

Read on for an excerpt from the interview.

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Bored Kids? Mytro is 99 Cents And I’ve Reduced The Paperback Price (Or I’ll Just Give It To You Free)

It’s the doldrums of summer and I suspect your kids, like mine, are probably staring into space. That’s why I’d love to get Mytro into their hands. If you have a bored kid, email me at john@biggs.cc and I’ll send you a free copy of Mytro in epub format. You can also grab it on Amazon for 99 cents or in Paperback for $9.99. What more could your bored kids ask for?

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Read This Amazing Review Of Mytro By @shermanbiz

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.
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Why I’m DRM Free

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.
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Turtle In Central Park

Central Park foliage photo-walk, Nov 2009 - 10

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.
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