Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Feature/Guest Post - The Boston 395 by Jason Derr

Before the economic downturn, James Scottsdale did all the right things: he went to school and studied the right things, he had all the right friends, he had the love of a good woman and the support of his family. And then the economic crisis began and his secure life was suddenly not so secure.

Now, age 25, he lives on his mother’s couch, in debt and brokenhearted. All of that changes when The Boston 395 train line appears in his living room. The Boston 395 is like no train you have ever seen. Each stop exits into James’ life, revealing truths he would rather not deal with. Guided by The Conductor and populated by a colorful cast of characters, The Boston 395 will take James - and the reader - to places they never expected.

Ebooks will be the death of us all.

Do you like my title there. Was it alarmist enough for you? I hope so. I hope it got the hairs on the back of your neck up.

Because its a lie. History shows us that new technologies bring about new possibilities. These new possibiles by their nature challange the old stand bys. Things cannot stay the same.

So it is with the ebook. Traditional publishing - the big 6 - will find its dominance challenged by this new technology. The indie author will find his or her way into a market newly excited by a revolution of the book. The book, who would of thunk it.

This is why I chose to be an indie author: things are changing and I want to be in the thick of it.

THE BOSTON 395 is a novella, sitting in the literary arena of magical realism/fantasy. The book follows its own rules and weaves an interesting world for the reader to get lost in, and to wrestle with.

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Genre - Magic Realism / Fantasy
Rating - PG13

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