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Digital Versions of Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress Now Available

November 17, 2011 By: Category: Publishing, Site Notices, Videos

Hello. Jeffrey Dinsmore here, publisher of Awkward Press. Back in the mid-2000s, I wrote two novels – Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress: the Autobiography of Karen Jamey. These books sold out their print runs and have not been available since then.

This made me sad. I worked hard on these books and I have a lot of affection for them. They are really, really funny. I’ve always wished they were still out there, lightening the world’s mood in these dark days.

Well, now, with the magic of the eReader, I am pleased to say these books are finally available again. What’s more, they’re chock full of extra material for you to enjoy. What’s even more more, they are only $.99 each!

Here’s what your $1.98 will get you:

Johnny Astronaut by Rory Carmichael
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  • the complete text of the original sci-fi-hardboiled-disco-dancing adventure!
  • over 70 pages of bonus musings from “author” Rory Carmichael himself!

I An Actress: The Autobiography of Karen Jamey
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  • the unedited author’s cut of the novel, including a never-before-seen chapter that was cut from the original pressing!
  • a special essay from Karen Jamey on the James Frey memoir scandal!
  • three short stories by Jeffrey Dinsmore, including cult faves “Faggy on the Streets” and “The Alcoholic Monkey Who Took Over My Mind and Turned Me Into a Cold-Blooded Killer!”

If I can sell enough of these books to make it into the top 100 in the Kindle store, I can get my work out in front of a whole new mess of people who don’t know me. I’d really appreciate your support. All you have to do is follow the links and click the “buy” button, just as you would any other product on Amazon. You don’t even need a Kindle to read it! You can download a free Kindle reader for your iDevices or Android phones. You can also download a free Kindle reader for your PC or Mac. You can even download the books and never read them! It’s really up to you.

If you’re still unsure of how this whole thing works, please watch the video below for more information.

4 Comments to “Digital Versions of Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress Now Available”

  1. I just bought my copies, and I’ve already read the bloody things! How about you?

  2. What about The New York Times?