Hello! I'm excited to announce (and encourage you to buy!) the travel anthology "An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having: Travel Stories From The Hairpin." It's a Kindle Serial featuring eight longform, never-before-published non-fiction stories from eight frequent Hairpin/Awl-world contributors: Carrie Frye, Jim Behrle, Maria Bustillos, Anne Helen Petersen, Chiara Atik, Nicole Cliffe, Jenna Wortham, and me. Each story takes about 10 minutes or so to read, and the whole thing costs $1.99. From the Amazon description:
Like The Hairpin, these essays are funny, weird, adventurous, and moving. There are stories about following a mysterious stranger’s maps in Mexico, attending endless step aerobics classes in Buenos Aires, faking a terrible [...]
It was much harder to get into fights with your fans when you had to pause to sharpen your quill.
In case you give up part way through, someone also links to this Harry Potter fanfic showdown of great historical significance (in the history of fanfic, obviously.)
In case you haven't been keeping up, a self-published book called The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct has been available since October 28 as a Kindle download on Amazon. Written by Phillip R. Greaves II and priced at $4.79, the book:
… is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.