Happy Weekend Monkeys,
Big news for this week, Monkey Business has officially sold over 1,000 copies since being published. In my heart that’s always been a huge milestone so I’m really pretty happy. A big thank you is in order to all of you who helped make that happen.
So hey, click here to listen to a sample of the Monkey Business Audiobook!
And if you want to get your own copy of that audiobook, you can have one for free if you pre-order my new novel, Black Cloud.
That is all my friends. I hope you have a great weekend!
Hello, greetings, happy Friday! Welcome to the shortest email you will ever receive from an Inkshares author. Here it comes:
Would you like to go pre-order my new novel Black Cloud?
If you do, I’ll give you a free Monkey Business Audiobook. For real. I’ll just email you a download link and you can listen to Monkey Business this weekend. It will be great!
Thank you, Landon
Want to know how you can get your grubby little monkey fingers on an audiobook of Monkey Business? You can pre-order my new novel, Black Cloud and I’ll just give it to you. Just like that.
Black Cloud is now taking pre-orders! Hooray! If you pre-order during this funding campaign I will email you a FREE download link for Monkey Business! The whole novel, unabridged, performed by me. It’s a funny book. You’ll get the giggles. The best part is you get the audiobook right now! You don’t have to wait. And you get to keep it whether Black Cloud funds or not.
So if you want you can think of it as ordering an audiobook now and getting a bonus second book later. Win/win situation here people.
So please check out the Black Cloud project page to see the promo video, which features a reading of the first chapter. I hope you enjoy it, I hope you’ll pre-order a copy and I hope you’ll share it with your peoples.
Hello Monkeys! Great things are happening!
I’m going to tell you two really cool things right now and I will expand on them below:
1. My new novel, Black Cloud is now available for pre-order. So please do that.
2. Everyone you who pre-orders Black Cloud will get an audiobook of Monkey Business preformed by me. That’s right. I will send you a download link when you buy Black Cloud. No waiting, no strings. Monkey Business straight into your ear holes.
If that’s all you need to hear, then great. Stop reading, go buy Black Cloud and I’ll send you an audiobook. Nice doing business with you. If you would like me to pitch you a little bit more, I’m happy to do that. Let me tell you why this is a really, really good deal. You can pre-order a Black Cloud audiobook for $10 and I will give you an audiobook of Monkey Business. I would rather you spend $20 to get a printed, signed copy of Black Cloud AND a Monkey Business audiobook but that’s up to you. If you want to look at it the other way around: you are paying $10 (or $20) for an hilarious, audiobook AND you will probably receive a new ebook in the future. The worst case scenario is that Black Cloud doesn’t reach its funding goal in which case, you will get your money back and YOU WILL HAVE GOTTEN A FREE MONKEY BUSINESS AUDIOBOOK.
You literally cannot lose. It’s not possible to lose in this scenario. You will get at least one book and you’ll probably get two.
A few fun things about Monkey Business. If you’ve been a follower of the book but haven’t bought it or haven’t read it, this really is the way to go. It’s a book that was written to be performed. I really think you’ll enjoy hearing it because I really enjoyed preforming it. Also, Monkey Business currently has 80 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.5 star rating. It has consistently been in the top 1% of Kindle Action & Adventure books for the past 6 months. What I’m getting at here is I’m giving you a good book, you’re going to enjoy it.
As for the new book, Black Cloud, it’s not at all like Monkey Business and I think you’ll enjoy it as well. But don’t take my word for it, if you visit the project page you can hear the entire first chapter read by me. Just play the video on the project page and check it out.
Of, if you prefer, you can go directly to a sample chapter on YouTube. Just the sample chapter with no b.s.
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading. I hope you’ll support the new book. I will be very grateful and I’ll be happy to send you the hilarious, naughty, low-brow fun of a Monkey Business audiobook.
Hello All You Damn Dirty Apes!
Whoa! I know, too aggressive. I’ll try again. Hi Everybody! Hope you’re all doing great. I’m sending out a quick update to just let you know a few good things about this Business of Monkey’s book.
1. I did this:
I turned our bathroom into a recording booth, put a microphone in front of my face and read Monkey Business into it. I am currently editing that recording to turn it into something called an "audiobook." Which will be available to you soon. My plan, my hope, my dream is to give it to you for FREE if you purchased a physical copy of the book (or you’re willing to purchase one) OR... if you preorder my new book Black Cloud when it starts taking preorders.
There are still some technical issues to be worked out with all that but Inkshares is on my team and we’re going to make it happen. I think you guys will enjoy the audiobook. I know I really enjoyed making it.
2. Monkey Business is doing great!
• #1 Community Interest in Fiction on Inkshares, which is awesome!
• We’re up to 70 Reviews on Amazon.com (with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating.) If you would like to contribute your own review please do that right here, right now!
• In the Kindle book store, Action and Adventure category, Monkey Business has climbed as high as #406. Top 2%. Which is pretty awesome considering I have done no marketing whatsoever in the past couple months. Which I know makes me a huge slacker but it does reflect well on the book.
All of which is to say, Monkey Business is doing great and that’s thanks to all of you! Thank you for supporting this funny little book. Please stay in touch. Look forward to the audiobook and please go follow my new project Black Cloud which I hope to launch officially soon. In the meantime, read the sample chapters already on Inkshares. I think you will thoroughly enjoy them.
As the monkey always say... hang in there!
Hello followers of the business of monkeys. Hope everybody is doing great. I know its been a long time since I updated you but it’s cool, you get plenty of updates from Inkshares. I wanted to say happy holidays and new years and all that jazz.
I am currently in the process of recording an audiobook for Monkey Business. This is me doing it on my own time and own dime but I hope it will be a fun listen for anyone who is interested. I have learned that it’s really hard to narrate and audiobook! When it’s ready, I’ll let you know how to get a copy.
Also, if you’ve read Monkey Business and would like to leave an Amazon Review, that would be just fine and I would be most grateful. I stalled on the long road to 100 reviews but I think it’s at 57 right now, which is pretty good. A few more would certainly help though!
If I haven’t mentioned it enough, Monkey Business would make a great gift. I mean, a great gift.
And lastly, if you haven’t purchased or read Monkey Business yet, check it out. I think it makes a great I’ve had too much eggnog and don’t want to talk to my family anymore escape this holiday season. Instead of watching A Christmas Story that third time, crack open a funny little book that takes place somewhere with palm trees, sand and sun. And exploding fish.
Happy Holidays you crazy kids. ~ Landon
Everybody is sending out reader updates today and I don’t want to be left out!
Eric Landreneau (author of Beneath White Clouds) reviewed Monkey Business. So check that out here if you’re interested!
And if you guys would consider following my new project Black Cloud, I would be very grateful!
And now just for funsies here are some ridiculous Monkey Business videos. The prices are wrong but who cares? There are sock puppet monkeys. Happy Sunday!
In the mood for Hip Hop?
In the mood for something a little more Rockin’?
How about something Epic?
Or do you just wanna make love down by the fire?
Hello Ladies and Gents!
Let me first say thank you. Thank you for following Monkey Business. I cannot tell you how much it has meant to me that over 400 people elected to follow this book. My first book. I love those silly little monkeys and I always will. The same goes for all of you.
But if we could look to the future for a moment, I would like to introduce my new book.
Obviously it’s called Black Cloud. It follows a paramedic and his partner through eight very intense days in their lives. Let me be upfront, this book is not Monkey Business. While it is often funny, it’s also cynical, dark, gritty and heart-breaking. I think it’s a pretty honest look into the experiences and perceptions of many of us who work in emergency medicine. Also there is a lot of cursing. I mean a lot. Just be forewarned.
Currently it’s in the draft stage. It is my goal at this point to gather followers. This book has been entered in the Inkshares/Scott Free Launchpad Competition. That means if it were to make it into the top 25 the book will be in a funding contest beginning on October 4th. If it doesn’t make it into that contest I plan to run a funding campaign within in next couple months anyway.
So please click one of these links and follow this project and if you have a few minutes, read the first chapter. You might get a kick out of it.
Oh and while I’m invading your inbox, let me just put this here:
Monkey Business is doing pretty well on good old Amazon today so if you haven’t picked up a copy yet, go ahead and grab one for $0.99. Tell your friends, tell your lovers, tell your baristas and bartenders. If you’ve already bought a copy, mosey on over and leave a review. I’m certainly not at 100 reviews yet but 52 is pretty good!
Thank you all for everything you do and everything you are. You beautiful, book-loving bastards.
I usually try to do very short updates that only really pertain to Monkey Business but today I wanted to write you about something completely different.
If you have a few minutes to spare over the weekend, please, please, please consider voting for these fine novels in the DragonCon; Dragon Awards. These are all Inkshares, novels, they’re all freaking great and they all deserve to win.
So here’s what you do. Go to this link and register to vote (takes about a minute.)
Then go vote for the following awesome books!
Asteroid Made of Dragons by G. Derek Adams is a supremely enjoyable mashup of sci fi and fantasy. I mean, this book has long dead ancient technologies in the same world as wild mages, dragons, knights, gnomes, half-dead pirates, goblins... and it’s funny. I really can’t say enough, this book is awesome.
The Life Engineered by J.F. Dubeau is an beautifully realized exploration of artificial intelligence, civilization, and the implications of what it means to exist. If you’re a fan of smart science fiction, do yourself a favor and check this book out. Also if you just like robots this shit is rad.
An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel is a wonderfully fun read that really turns some vampire tropes on their ear. Light-heated, fun reads are always a favorite of mine, if you feel the same way, you’ll really enjoy this book.
That’s all folks. Please take a few minutes to do this for all of us who choose to publish at Inkshares. A win for any of us is a win for all of us. And a Dragon Award is a super cool thing to win.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Oh and if you’re really bored, click here and leave a review of Monkey Business.
Firm handshakes, kisses on the cheek and Top Gun style "feel the need for speed" high fives,
Hi Everybody! We reached 50 reviews on Amazon! That’s amazing!
You guys are amazing! At least, 50 of you are amazing, the rest of you have SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO BE AMAZING! Do you want to live up to your potential today? Do you want to be a part of the miracle? Do you want to stand up and cast your vote for the funniest book on Inkshares?
If you do, click on this little linky here and leave your own review of Monkey Business!
And once you’re done with that, share the book with someone. Share the laughter, share the joy, share the monkeys! Do you know we’ve sold over 400 hundred copies? I don’t know exactly how many because the Amazon reporting isn’t in yet but it’s definitely over 400. I have all of you to thank for that. You’re the best!
So thank you, from the bottom of my silly, monkey-filled heart.