J.R. Penstroke's Self-Publish or Perish

“It is a delicious thing to write, to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating. Today, for instance, as man and woman, both lover and mistress, I rode in a forest on an autumn afternoon under the yellow leaves, and I was also the horses, the leaves, the wind, the words my people uttered, even the red sun that made them almost close their love-drowned eyes.”
— Gustave Flaubert
Notice How The Ad Doesn’t Mention You Have to, you know, Read the Book

Just thought I’d share a little “job” that was posted on oDesk. We’ve all heard of paid review scams, just thought I’d share what one looks like in the wild.

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I’m not going to link to the page on oDesk, but the listing is pretty easy to find under the “Creative Writing” section.

As of this writing, the going rate for writing four book reviews is $6.40/hr. That means you could have fifteen five-star reviews on Amazon for the low, low price of ~$100 USD!

Opposite Day FREE for 48 Hours

Opposite Day: A Political Satire will be free to download for 48 hours, starting at midnight PST tonight.

Get your copy here.