It’s here, ladies and gentlemen. The most misunderstood and reviled book I’ve published to date has gotten a huge facelift. Beyond the kickass new cover art you see above (created by my friend Matt over at Unlucky Devil), I’ve also added two new essays to the book (my review of Roosh’s A Dead Bat in Paraguay and “Favorite Gym Characters: Bakken Oil Field Edition“) and completely redesigned the interior of the paperback edition to look nicer and save space (the new edition of Trolling is ten pages shorter than the old one). For owners of the old Kindle edition, I’ve notified Amazon about the changes and you’ll be able to download the new edition shortly; Nook and Smashwords customers should be able to get the new edition by just re-downloading from the website. (Kobo users, see my note at the end of the post.)
Not only that, if you buy (or have bought) any edition of Trolling for a Living and leave a review on Amazon, you’re eligible to win a free book!
Here’s the deal: between now and January 31st 9am EST/6am PST, I’m running a contest to see who can write the best Amazon review of Trolling for a Living. Post a review between now and then, and you’re automatically in the running. The winner will receive a free copy of any one of my other books: Confessions of an Online Hustler, The Hitchhiking Crash Course, whatever you want.
In order to enter the contest, however, you need to meet these requirements:
- You must have actually bought Trolling for a Living; if you’ve received a review copy, pirated the book or otherwise haven’t paid for it, you are not eligible. If you’ve bought either version from Amazon, your review will have the “Amazon Verified Purchase” tag, confirming that you did in fact buy it; if you got the book from Barnes & Noble or another seller, email me with proof of purchase and a link to your Amazon review in order to enter the contest. Use subject line “Trolling for a Living Contest.”
- Your review must be well-thought out and intelligent. A 4-star review that’s 500 words long and accurately discusses the book’s pluses and minuses will get you further than a 5-star review that just says “I love you Matt, can I haz your babies?”
- Because I’m currently working on new editions of Confessions of an Online Hustler and The Hitchhiking Crash Course, if you win the contest, I can’t provide paperback versions of those books; I don’t want to give you a substandard product. Everything else is fair game, though.
I will announce the winner next Friday, January 31st at 3pm EST/12pm PST on Twitter and Facebook; stay peeled. If I pick you, email me as soon as you can telling me what book you want and in what format (paperback, Kindle, ePub, or PDF). If you want a paperback book, also provide me with a shipping address. Good luck!
When my blog went viral a few months ago, a bunch of feminists and leftoids attacked me for being “arrogant” in publishing a best-of collection based on just a year’s worth of blogging (that is, when they weren’t hung up on the title, not realizing that “Trolling for a Living” was meant as a joke). I never expected Trolling for a Living to become that popular; that’s not why I wrote it. I published it because it’s important to preserve your writing in an lasting format. Websites are far more fragile than you think, and years of work can be destroyed or removed in an instant. Even e-books aren’t terribly secure. When you put something down on paper, that gives you insurance that your writings and ideas will survive for a good long time.
And given how Alternative Right got the Kristallnacht treatment last month, taking some of my most popular articles with it (a few of which are included in Trolling for a Living), I think my view has been vindicated.
If you’re a prolific blogger, you should at least consider putting your best work into a book. Not to make money, not so you can brag about being an “author,” but because paper books are the most effective form of preserving information that we have. Easy to access also means easy to destroy; a paper book takes effort to put together, but the benefits it provides are more than worth it.
Click the links below to buy Trolling for a Living:
- Click here to buy the paperback edition from CreateSpace.
- Click here to buy the paperback edition from Amazon.
- Click here to buy the Kindle edition from Amazon.
- Click here to buy the Nook edition from Barnes & Noble.
- Click here to buy it for all other e-book formats (including PDF) from Smashwords.
NOTE: Do not buy the Kobo Store edition of Trolling for a Living (at least not yet). For some reason, Kobo is refusing to accept my updated files and is still selling the old edition at a grossly inflated price. Kobo users can buy compatible editions of Trolling at Smashwords. I’ll provide an updated Kobo Store edition as soon as I can.
If you’re a blogger interested in reviewing the book, email me by clicking here and I’ll send you a copy. Use the subject line “Trolling for a Living Review.” When you publish your review, let me know and I’ll post a link to it here.