From all the changes to the blog and the sparse posting lately, you may have suspected that something was up. And you you would be right!
I’ve written a book called Zero-Budget Christmas: The Almost Entirely True Story of Our Quest to Do Our Christmas Shopping Without Spending Any Money and self-published it on Amazon’s Kindle ebook store. If you didn’t pick up the gist of it from the title, here’s the blurb from the Amazon page:
After coming to the painful conclusion that it was time, for the sake of their family, to give up on being young and cool, author Jason Anderson and his wife decided to save up enough money to buy a minivan. Months later, their meager progress toward their goal was threatened by the Christmas shopping season.
They wanted to save, and yet they still wanted to participate in Christmas giving. So they set the audacious goal of getting Christmas presents for all their family and friends without spending any actual money.
Unfortunately for the sales of this book, they did not devise an ingenious plan to tunnel into a mall after hours or hijack a series of UPS delivery vans. What they did do was cobble together a grab-bag of ideas into a plan for getting real gifts by any (legal) means available other than handing over cash.
It’s not too long (just about 50 pages), it’s funny, and I’ve been told by reliable sources that it is well worth 99 cents. And it’s a good thing because that’s how much I’m charging for it.
But wait! For the this week only, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, I’m offering it at 100% percent off! That’s right, you can have this fine example of independent literature for absolutely nothing!
All I ask is that if you pick up the book for free, leave a review on the Amazon page. It doesn’t have to be a 5-star review, but remember, I’m only going to be asking 99 cents for it, so don’t be too harsh.
Anyways, swing over to Amazon and grab it, enjoy it, and let me know what you think.