That time has come again, when I would ask for your help, lol. I never cease to ask for help, right? Well, I am humble like that.
It's been a while since I talked about books, writing, etc, on this page. In fact, I have not talked about book publishing since 2013. It was very intentional. Even though I did a lot of marketing of my books in 2012 and 2013, it was very tiring, and I decided I wanted to take a break from the whole self-publishing thing, and go the way of traditional publishing if I had the opportunity. As we all know, traditional publishing is almost non-existent in Nigeria. But then, when has something or the lack of something ever stopped me.
All I am trying to say now is I think I want to self-publish another book. In fact, the book is ready. It has been ready since the year 2013. No, it is not a collection of poems, short stories or comic write ups. It is a proper novel.
And this is where you guys come in. I need 10 people to read this book of mine, and assess it, giving their honest opinions, no holds barred.
I don't think it is a boring book, I think it is a page-turner, but there's a comma in this book...
It might rub some people the wrong way.
It features an affair between a young man and a teenage girl.
You see why it might be too sensitive for some people. Read the first paragraph of the book below.
Some people say loving a child the way one should love an adult is either a sign of mental illness or just plain depravity, but I beg to differ. There was definitely nothing sick or depraved about the love I had for (...). One thing about my love for her is that it is real, which is more than I can say about the ones many adults have for one another.
Anyway, I need 10 people to volunteer to read my novel. and then I would decide what to do next about this book of mine. I need book lovers to help me finish this beta reading in 2 weeks. Don't be scared, it won't be boring, lol.
All you need to do is put your email address in the comment session if you want to read this novel, or send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, so I can mail the soft copy to you.
Please help me o. I need to earn in dollars this year, abeg. I gotta publish this book. Help me read this book, so my market can sell.