Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sean and the Beanstock

So, on vacation this week, and instead of riding tasty waves at the beach all week like we planned, the foul weather here in Mass has turned the vaca into a game of how much me and the kids can drive the wife shytehouse. It is like being stuck in the friggin' Gulag. I decide to go to Barnes and Noble with my son to buy IMPERIAL BEDROOMS, the follow-up to LESS THAN ZERO by Bret Easton Ellis, which lists at $24.99 for a scant 200 pages (ouch, the price of blow & Cristal must have gone up).

To make a long story short, I sneak a peek at the NOOK just to see if my novel shows up on it. It did, so that was pretty cool. I end up talking to the saleslady, and you guessed it, bought one. I don't know squat about e-readers, but I ended up figuring how to use it, and downloaded the Ellis novel for $9.99

It is a pretty cool device and I can browse the web, listen to tunes, and it has 3G, which my son (10 years old) and the saleslady were nice enough to tell me what that means (it's a good thing).

So, needless to say I had some explaining to do when I got home. I did save $15.00 on the novel, so I'm only down $310.00 (Nook 3G= 199.00, protection case= 35.00, screen protector= 15.00, and warranty= 70.00)

Anyway, looking forward to reading what happened to the LESS THAN ZERO characters and I'll report back on that and my experience with the Nook.

* All was not lost as the saleslady purchased & downloaded a copy of MINDJACKER to her Nook and told me she'll pump it up the rest of the day on the demo Nook with customers, which was pretty cool of her.


  1. The outlay will pay back in dividends, you got an e-reader and free all-day publicity, can't be bad bud.

  2. I am completely blown away that you are an author and a blogger too! I am a blogger who wants to become an author in what is hopefully not just a pipe dream. Strange how you can work with a person for years and have no idea of these things. Congratulations on your novel. Slainte!!!

    I am sorry that you had such a crappy vacation week of weather. I also checked out the Nook but something was lost in the experience for me. I prefer the texture and scent of the printed page, which is why I cart my ass to the library every few weeks.

    I do not talk about my blog much to work folk, but I would love it if you would stop by and say hi. I'll be back as well.

  3. Lee,

    I agree with you 100%. Thanks for stopping in!


    Your site is awesome and it seems very popular. Yeah, kept my writing pretty low key as well around the P, but now that I have to get my name out there, so screw it. I like to think I have a good grasp on the writing / publishing process, resources etc..., so don't hesitate, if you want to chat. I too love the printed word and am always at the library, but the e-book is here to stay. Good for consumer, not so cool for author royalties ;)

  4. Hi Sean - your trusty goalie here. I'm always impressed when someone I know can put that many words and ideas together in an orderly and entertaining way. Another local author is giving a talk in Westford, info is:


    Instructor: David Brody
    Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street

    RCC-E7258 Nov 10 (Wed) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $23/$20 Register

    This program is designed for budding novelists. Topics will include how to structure a successful novel (including pacing, character development, plotting and editing pointers), ideas for coming up with novels that will be attractive to publishers, common pitfalls to avoid during the writing process and options for getting published. The instructor is the author of four novels, including his latest, Cabal of the Westford Knight.

    I may be there, but my wife definitely will be. Rob