Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cowboy Gasoline in the Eye of the Storm ($1.50, PDF)


A while ago one of my writer friends sent me a 40-page-long account of his cross-country driving trip to Florida to take a job. His tale enthralled me. He had to drive through a nasty hurricane to get there, which was interesting, but that's not the best part of the story. The best part is his observations and interactions with interesting characters along the way.

I asked him if he'd like to try selling it on Boing Boing as an ebook, and he agreed. So he made a nice PDF file that includes the story and a couple of color photos. For personal reasons, he wishes to remain anonymous. About all I can say about him is that he has written many fiction and non fiction books and magazine articles.

As an experiment, we are selling the ebook for $1.50. The title is A Transcontinental Odyssey to the Dysfunctional Appendage of North America: Cowboy Gasoline in the Eye of the Storm.

4 comments:

m said...

Great idea -- but I'd recommend a sample of at least a couple of pages or a couple hundred words for ebooks -- similar to what you'd browse at a bookstore.

The four of us at Boing Boing said...

That's a good idea. I'll start doing that. -- Mark

Der General said...

I would also like a small sample or better a book cover for it. My curiosity is peaked and you would think "why not just buy it for a buck fiddy" but its one of those things like saving a quarter on a gallon of milk - small in nature but a threshold none the less.

will said...

i bought this when it first went up on bb, seems like it may have been hurricane season at the time, and living in nc its always interesting to see how someone else views these nearly yearly natural disasters.

great read, buck fifty well spent