Hold onto your space helmets, it’s going to be a fun week!
I’m gearing up for the release of Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe, the second book in the Jacob Wonderbar series. If you’re in the San Francisco area I would love to see you at the release party at Books Inc. Opera Plaza this Friday!
Rest assured this is not going to be a week of Buy My Book Buy My Book Buy My Book. Here’s what we have in store:
Tomorrow I’m going to have a post on the 10 Commandments of Editing, which I have chiseled into stone tablets and hidden around the country in difficult to reach top-secret locations! Or I’ve just typed them and they will only be available online. I’m not telling. Find out tomorrow.
Wednesday I will be giving away a Kindle for one lucky Tweeter. Isn’t that twitterific?
Thursday I will be giving away a Nook for one lucky Pinterester. Isn’t that pinteresting? Also Thursday is release day. Holy corndogs!
Friday is party day and we’ll talk about what we’ve learned. Just kidding, we will have learned little.
Meanwhile! There are some new readers around these parts and let’s recap why we’re here. Jacob Wonderbar is a prank-loving kid who trades a corndog for a spaceship, blasts off into space, and has to find his way back home. He encounters a planet where days are thirty second long, the universe’s most nefarious space buccaneer, and, horror of horrors, a planet of substitute teachers. He and his friends have to work together to make their way back home.
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow, book #1 in the series, is ostensibly for children aged 8-12, but has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for consumption by adults. (Just don’t eat it.)
And it’s now out in paperback for just $7.99! The e-book too!
You can find it in your neighborhood bookstore or online:
Barnes & Noble (paperback)!
Barnes & Noble (Nook)!
And if you don’t believe me, believe the book trailer:
Coming later this week is Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe, which, as the title implies, is about Jacob Wonderbar’s campaign for President of the Universe. High concept!!
Jacob encounters insult debates, rude talk show hosts, corndog eating contests, a not-very-bright kid soldier, and yes, of course, space monkeys. Will he win? Will he manage to save Planet Earth? Will he find his missing father? Will he ever grow fond of eating the space dust on Numonia? The answer lies with these vendors:
Barnes & Noble (hardcover)!
Barnes & Noble (Nook)!
Ye Olde Book Trailer:
Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp is being edited as we speak and thus is completely secret. But what the heck, I’ll reveal this: it may have something to do with time travel. You heard it here first. Also it comes out in 2013.
Tiana Smith says
Woot! This sounds like fun Nathan! Also, it's a tricky balance to do marketing while not alienating your readership, but I think this will be great.
Yes, but more importantly, when does the movie come out?
Looking forward to reading the newest installment! My kiddo and I enjoy the comedy. If it is as silly as the first, giggle fits at bedtime will be had.
Rick Daley says
Good luck, I'll get a copy to read and review. I enjoyed book #1.
Robena Grant says
Congratulations again!! Will pick this up for my grand nephews. They loved the first one.
Bryan Russell says
There WILL be a chance to win free corndogs, right? Right?
Reagan Philips says
My 2 year old son (who loves books, like me) was quite taken with your book trailers. I'll have to check the books out.
Also, when I was pregnant with him I had cravings for corn dogs. Yes, I'm serious. 🙂
Steven J. Wangsness says
That's just great. How about some tips on promotion? My ebook mystery-thriller Tainted Souls has gotten nice reviews but had only modest sales, the chief reason being no one knows it's out there. How are you planning on promoting your book?
Ted Fox says
I admire your dedication to your blog even amidst the craziness of book-release week. I would like to think I'll be the same way, but I'm afraid I'll instead become obsessed with refreshing my Amazon sales rank and then take to drinking heavily as Dilbert kicks my ass.
In any event … Congratulations. 🙂
Nathan Rudy says
I tried to get my daughter to buy a Jacob Wonderbar book today, but she went for Judy Moody. I'll keep working on her.
This post is funny. And I'm very excited for the launch!! That's so cool, Nathan. Can't wait to read the book, which I've pre-ordered.
And I'm also very excited that I will have learned nothing by the end of the week. Thank goodness – I was worried for a moment there, that I was about to be educated, something I've managed to avoid so far.
I will even try to make it on Friday, depending on work committments.
Sommer Leigh says
You are very punchy today! I can't wait to get the new book, congrats Nathan.
Natalie Aguirre says
Congrats on the release of book 2. After reading book 1, I know it'll be awesome. And you're making me want to sign up for Twitter.
Susan Kaye Quinn says
Best of luck with Wonderbar #2!!
Jaden Terrell says
Congratulations, Nathan. Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things planned. Hope you sell a million!
Oh, my last post got swallowed again. Guess I should stop using my work computer to post here.
So, this is a pretty funny post. I can't wait to read your book, Nathan. As I remember the first book was pretty funny, too.
Looking forward to this week – Sounds like alot of fun!
Congratulations on your launch! Very exciting. 🙂
It all sounds like more fun than a barrel of space monkeys *said in the vain hope I'm the first to utter those hilarious words*
Will be following very closely for the next week. The best of everything for the new Wonderbar release, Nathan. Glad Jacob's up to some new tricks.
Other Lisa says
Many, many congratulations!! Wish I could attend the launch. I will eat a celebratory corn dog!
Congrats! this is very exciting. Ready to get my son started on the series!
Ishta Mercurio says
WOO-HOO! I can't wait to read it! My son and I enjoyed chuckling our way through Jacob Wonderbar #1 so much that I recommended it to his book club. 🙂
And oh, a corn dog eating contest… My stomach is growling.