Monday, January 21, 2013

you really did it, yeah

okay people, today is a very important day. (and no i'm not talking about it being martin luther king day, though that's also today and mlk was super cool and everything. this is a much more selfishly important day.) today is the first day that something i've written (or a collection of somethings i've written) is officially available for the public to buy and read in book form. i know, i know you can hardly believe your eyes. i'll give you a moment to go back and reread those last couple of sentences. make sure you notice the part where i say that i have a published book of prosetry on amazon.

now, you might be wondering, well... so what? and to that i say that i have several reasons why you should go and buy please listen (which is the name of the book, in case you were wondering):

[one] the book contains some of my favorite pieces of prosetry that have been seen on this blog. if there was a piece that you particularly liked, then there is a good chance that it has found its way into the book. this way you can carry it around with you and reread it whenever you want. you could bookmark pages and flip back to them without even having to be connected to any network. pretty cool, if i do say so myself. 

[two] the book also contains a bunch of prose poems that have never been seen on this blog. so if you want to see what other "morbid" and "sad" things my mind comes up with, this is the only way to do it. you'll be able to say that you were one of the first people to read these poems, and in a world of hipsters and people who fight to comment "first!" on every social network, this is a pretty big deal. 

[three] you can share it with others. say you know someone whose new year resolution was to read more. you can get them the book, because what can be easier than reading things that rarely go longer than a page?   say you know someone who likes poetry or who reads everything (good or bad) or likes to help out aspiring writers or might like my style? you can get them this book. or maybe someone's birthday is coming up and you don't know what to get them? poetry books are always a good idea. 

[four] it is not very expensive. at only six fifty, please listen is priced not much higher than a cup of coffee, and it lasts a whole lot longer. you can buy it now and keep it around you for those times that you want to read but don't have the time/energy/inclination to get into anything really long. you'll be real happy that you listened to me then, trust me. 

[five] i'll be your best friend and love you forever. and friends are one of those things that you can never have too much of. i will spend three whole days talking about nothing but how very awesome you are. i will recite epic poems in your honor to anyone who will listen and even those that won't. when i become a successfully published author (still working on it) i'll let every interviewer know that you are amazing. i'll tell my grandchildren about the super cool people that bought my first ever prosetry book. 

so have i convinced you yet? are you going to go run out right now and buy a copy of please listen for yourself? and one for your friend/mom/neighbor/guy on the bus? here's where you can find it:


it will be available in e-book version soon, too!

i'd love to hear what you think. amazon/goodreads reviews would also be incredibly appreciated. 

also, thank you to all of you that read this blog, because you all gave me the courage to do this in the first place. 

*You Fuckin' Did It - Jason Mraz

9 comments:

  1. I HAVE INFINITE CONGRATS TO GIVE AND NOT ENOUGH CAPITALIZATION CAPABILITIES.
    IM SUPER PROUD OF YOU AND OF COURSE I ORDERED MINE THE MINUTE I SAW IT WAS AVAILABLE :) IM GOING TO BOOKMARK YOU AND HIGHLIGHT AND PUT YOU UP ON MY BOOKCASE AND REREAD YOU AND TAKE YOU ON ROADTRIPS AND FLIGHTS AND BEACH TRIPS.
    :)

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    1. this comment made my life. the end.

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  2. Congratulations, Sarah :) Your writing deserves to be published!

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    1. thank you so much! that means a lot to me.

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  3. omigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigod!!!!!

    As soon as I get paid, I am buying!!!

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    1. yay! thank you! to be honest, you are top of the list of my self-publishing heroes.

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    2. Gah - wouldn't say that... I am so busy that I can't get things done in time >.>

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