Friday, November 27, 2015
Read A Chapter A Night
Recently, I finished reading The Martian. It was a great example of a book that you can read a chapter every night. It's an incredible story about survival on Mars which surprisingly has many humorous moments.
Author Andy Weir has a fabulous story. He wrote the book by offering it on his website chapter-by-chapter and then self-published by offering it for 99 cents on Amazon. Soon after, a literary agent, publishers and Hollywood came calling.
On October 2, 2015, The Martin was released as a film starring Matt Damon.
The film budget: $108 million.
The worldwide gross: $488.8 million.
Impressive. You never know what book idea will hit and when the timing will be right.
To the authors: keep writing.
To the readers: keep reading.
Congratulations to Andy Weir... hopefully, he's working on another novel.