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This is out on the Kindle from right now. It's a look at those subcultures (like, say, pro wrestling) where the nature of truth is subjective. Here's the contents page.

 

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Cheers.

 

The app's pretty great, if you don't mind reading on other types of screens. I don't even have a Kindle, so that's what I use.

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This would have to do pretty well for me to consider ever doing another book. I did this because, in writing the longform non-fiction stuff on my blog, I realised it was really fun, and that I'd hit a common theme. At one point last year, before I got burned on the Kindle experience, I was putting together a book about Hogan, but I ditched it. Coke-bloated, 1980s steroid monster era Hogan, aka the best one.

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I'd love to read this but don't have a Kindle. I take it this is digital only?

 

Glad you found a theme to weave your blogs together, seems like a good concept.

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I'd love to read this but don't have a Kindle. I take it this is digital only?

 

Yeah, digital only. I feel like a spokesman for the Kindle app, but if you've got a tablet or don't mind reading stuff on your phone or monitor, it's a good alternative.

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I'll be shocked if you don't have a tablet and/or smartphone though, as someone who works in technology...

 

I don't read much digitally, but I make exceptions for things that are unavailable in printed format.

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I could read it on my iPhone I suppose. I'll download it later, it'll be something to read on the shitter at work.

 

Edit: to add to Sickboy's spokesperson status, do I need to d/l the Kindle App for my phone? I have literally never read an ebook before, being a big fan of paper.

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Any chance you can do an Nook/eReader format? The Beach Diaries came out of Calypso looking like this:

 

INDEX

 

-- Foreword --

 

Chapter 1 -- A Clown without

 

a Circus

 

Chapter 2 -- Population: 1

 

Chapter 3 -- The Glans

 

Beyond the Sea

 

Chapter 4 -- Sweets from

 

Strangers

 

Chapter 5 -- God Save the

 

Quim

As a result, Frantic Planet has sat on my "will read at some point" pile.

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Edit: to add to Sickboy's spokesperson status, do I need to d/l the Kindle App for my phone? I have literally never read an ebook before, being a big fan of paper.

 

Yeah, there's a free iPhone app. http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=...ocId=1000301301

 

Any chance you can do an Nook/eReader format? The Beach Diaries came out of Calypso looking like this:

 

Jesus. The Kindle formatting is a bit of a nightmare. Essentially you don't really format at all, other than justifying, underlining and so on, because the devices do that in-house, as it were, and have to be customisable for the reader. But that often leads to a weird clash, like what you posted, when you try it on other devices. The 'test your book' bit when you publish has a drop-down menu of about a dozen different devices to separately scroll through an entire fucking book on, to see if it's decided to randomly knock one of your paragraphs ten pages from where it should be.

 

But no, probably no Nook format. Alls I can do is push that fucking app again :(

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Looking forward to reading the Pillman section especially. Flyin' Brian is one of my all time favourites.

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I use the Kindle app on my phone and it's pretty great to be honest. Perfect for short stories.

 

Enjoyed Beach Diaries and Dirt Baby so will be happy to check this out.

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Bought it!

 

There's a mistake in the Index "Where does the truth lay" :(

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