Friday, 4 May 2012

How to annoy people on public transport

Most people think that working from home means taking their work home with them but the best thing for a writer is to see someone enjoying your work. As writers are not usually welcomed into peoples’ houses the best place to see this is in public places.

I’ve seen people enjoying books in public by some of my writer friends on Twitter. I saw a very trendy lady smirking while reading a book by Julie Cohen (@Julie_Cohen ) and another lady frowning at an exciting bit in a Katie Fforde (@KatieFforde) book.

The problem with selling a Kindle book is that you can’t see what book people are reading. However, I have taken heart by this wonderful review for Working from home on Amazon.

“I read this book in one sitting on a flight to the US. I laughed out loud on many occasions, much to the amusement of the bloke next to me (who took the details to download his copy!!)”

The reviewer finishes off by saying

“This book would make a great movie, and I can't wait to see it!”

These feeds into two of my four main goals for Working from home:

  1. To get into the Kindle top 10
  2. To make people laugh out loud
  3. To sell the film rights and preferably write the script myself
  4. To earn enough to justify writing my next novel in ‘work’ time rather than free time

It also gives me a warm glow as I know how annoying it is when someone keeps laughing at their book on public transport. So, the next time you see someone laughing at a Kindle/iPad/laptop/smartphone ask them if they are reading Working from home. If they are not, tell them that they should!

Buy Working from home today and put a smile on your face. Four out of five reviewers said they laughed out loud and the other one said it had “lots of laughs”.

1 comment:

  1. I've had the pleasure of seeing the person in front of me in the flight boarding queue reading a book authored by a friend. I told him so as well!