James Loy, author of Fish Food and its wacky sequel Uncle Moe and the Martha’s Vineyard Frackers, sent us the following photograph with the message: “ Is this a good example of shameless self-promotion or what?”
We applaud Jim’s inventiveness. While Absolutely Amazing eBooks heavily promotes its authors and their books, we view the role of publisher and writer as a collaborative partnership. And anything an author can do to get his or her name out there — or a book’s — we encourage.
Lots of writers hand out business cards and book marks, or mail postcards, or give radio and TV interviews, or do book signings and book fairs, promote on their own website or Facebook page, or simply email all their friends begging for a review on Amazon … but the idea of a sandwich board (or T-shirts) is a notable one.
Jim Loy’s latest book is about Moe Thibault , a lovable octogenarian who sometimes thinks he’s Jacques Clouseau and who’s convinced he once had an identical twin. While living out his widower’s retirement in upstate New York, Moe is sent an obituary from Martha’s Vineyard with a photo of his apparent Doppelganger, a man named Leroi Uxem. Could this have been his long-lost brother? However, the appearance of energy prospectors intent on setting up a fracking operation offers a threat to the Vineyard. As a Senior Richter Minister of the Church of Seismology, Moe considers fracking to be a sin against the Earth and God – a deity who Moe believes is called Yolanda. Accordingly, he begins a campaign to stop the frackers before they can make a shambles of the island. His associates include Mike Uxem and his wife Nicki, Moe’s niece Velma Trailer, Artie Wetzo (a pal of Leroi’s), and Larry Hitch, Moe’s former business associate and the owner of a sex-obsessed monkey. Can they foil the frackers? Will Yolanda kick butt and take names like she did at Pompeii two millennia ago? If you like irreverent stories with zany characters, Uncle Moe and the Martha’s Vineyard Frackers just might be for you.
Better still, join the story from the beginning with Jim’s first novel, Fish Food.
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