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The book is coming along fine. I've been working with an artist on the cover. This is the first pass. I discuss below some changes we're considering.
The title has changed:
New title: The Theory of REALity:
The Funniest, Most Outrageous Self-Help Book of All Time
When my potential innocent victims, er readers, are browsing for a book on Amazon,
I have maybe six seconds to get their attention, or they go on to the next book.
So the cover has to grab their eye.
I’m working on the new cover with the great Shaun Hutchinson.
Shaun lives in the north of England and is one of the two employees of Space Impossible.
The other employee is my son Eric, who lives in Texas. Space Impossible makes computer games.
I enjoy working on the covers, because I ask Shaun to do something, and he does the actual work. A rough draft of the cover is included. When I saw the cover, I thought three things:
The structure of The Theory of REALity is: Jimmy Sizemore gets a call from his agent, who is desperate for a hit title, and wants Jimmy to write a Self-Help book. Jimmy reluctantly agrees, but has never read a Self-Help book, so he begins to research the genre. Fact is stranger than fiction. A small sampling of things he discovers:
There is a lot of material for Jimmy to review with us before he reveals his Theory of REALity,
which he says is the basis for all human interaction and will make all other Self-Help books obsolete.
We’re shooting for a September publication date. Work continues of the fourth JR Johnson book.