You’re reading that right, everyone. As of right now (actually, as of yesterday; same difference), ENDWORLD – A NOVEL is available for sale in multiple formats. I posted links to all of them in the “Where to Buy ENDWORLD – A NOVEL” tab on this website, and I will be posting more there as they become available, but I’d be remiss in my duty to shamelessly self-promote my debut novel if I didn’t repeat them here.
So, as of right now, here is where you can purchase ENDWORLD – A NOVEL:
- Amazon (6X9, trade edition paperback, 448 pages): $15.99 EACH
- CreateSpace (6X9, trade edition paperback, 448 pages): $15.99 EACH
- Amazon (for Kindle): $3.99 EACH
- Barnes and Noble (for NOOK): $3.99 EACH
- Smashwords: $3.99 EACH
- iBookstore/iTunes: $3.99 EACH
- Kobo: $3.99 EACH
- Sony Reader: $3.99 EACH
Per the jacket description/the online description, “ENDWORLD – A NOVEL is set approximately 15 years after machines became self-aware in the not too distant future. The Administration–A totalitarian, machine run society that provides for, but suppresses humanity and controls a sizable portion of the world–has been at proverbial war with the last remnants of ‘free’ humanity that have dubbed themselves the People’s Rebellion for Freedom and Equality. The novel begins in the civilized, Mid-Western Territory and is the story of William MacNuff, a 17 year old who on the eve of his 18th Birthday decides to run away rather than be drafted into Administration service as a ‘humachine.’ He flees east down the eight lane, asphalt super Highway that the machines created, his destination a Rebellion controlled island, hypothetically established in the middle of the Great Sea called ‘Free Caymen.’ His best friend Maria Markinson runs with him. Along the way, they encounter a handful of people who assist them, join them and agree to lead them to their final destination. As they are pursued by a force of machines that grows in size with each passing kilometer, they fall in love, deal with death and betrayal, and reluctantly find themselves drawn into a deeper, ageless conflict, the outcome of which will affect not only their world, but all of existence.”
That’s the book in a nutshell, guys. There’s more to it… a lot more. Someone who was considering buying it (a co-worker) asked me to describe to them the type of novel it is and my response? Well, I answered her with the requisite, “A Sci-Fi, Dystopic, Romantic, Buddy Adventure with Robots,” that I’ve been answering people with for years. Judging from her expression, I’m not entirely sure that convinced her to buy it. But I was undeterred in my resolve to sell it to a potential customer. I explained it like this: Most novels follow a specific format. Almost like a bell curve. Exposition leads to build up leads to climax leads to denouement leads, eventually, to THE END. ENDWORLD – A NOVEL follows that format, but it has multiple expositions, multiple build ups, multiple climaxes and multiple denouements But it only has one THE END. Or rather, one TO BE CONTINUED. It was never going to be just one book, after all.
Will she buy it? I hope so. But she’s not obligated to. No one is. I want the book to succeed or fail on its own merits or shortcomings. Will I market it? Of course. I’d be an idiot not to. There’s a reason why I’ve spend the last couple of weeks… heck, months trying to build more of an online presence. I’ll even buy a print copy and an e-copy for my Kindle, myself, because hell: It’s mine. I wrote it. Why shouldn’t I have a copy (or copies)? I’m even going to get a copy for the NOOK app on my phone. But in the end (and I’ve said this before), what I think of it really doesn’t matter. It’s not mine, anymore. It’s yours, guys. Pick it up and give it a look. And let me know what you think. If you don’t know how to reach me, check out the “About Frank Marsh” tab. There are multiple ways listed there.
And that, friends? That’s that. That’s my pitch: $15.99 for a print copy (autographs are for free, and whoever gets to me first will get my first ever) and $3.99 for the e-book. I’ll even autograph your e-reader if you want me to. Buy whichever format you prefer. Or don’t. But if you want to read an entertaining yarn, pick up a copy of ENDWORLD – A NOVEL today.