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New Book: ‘You’re An Author? Don’t get Hustled’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Published Author Wayne McFarland has just released, "You're An Author? Don't Get Hustled - How to launch your book without getting hurt, hammered, or fleeced; a step by step guide" (ISBN: 978-1645505686; paperback).

In the short time since its release, "You're An Author? Don't Get Hustled" seems to be causing quite a stir.

The book opens with: "So you're a new author? Well, gird yourself-soon to descend upon you are legions of flim-flam artists, bogus publishers, ad purveyors, and social media "experts." Their stated goal is to help you sell lots of books and make tons of money - quickly. Their real goal is to deflate as many bank accounts as possible - yours among them, sad to say."

The book goes on to guide authors in such things as "How much promotion should you expect to be doing yourself? Should you get a publisher? Self-Publish? How about an Agent? Or Promoting with Social Media? Should you do Pay Per Click advertising? How do you get book and reader reviews? Should you pay for reviews? It's all covered, in detail and step by step so hopefully (Authors) will know what to do - and what not to do - to keep (their) foot out of the New Author Beartrap."

Pre-release reviews have been laudatory with unanimity that a book such as this, containing specific guidance for authors on how to launch a book into the marketplace, is long overdue: "Splendid!... ...every page is a winning ticket!" "Mr. McFarland has produced an extremely useful manual for indie authors seeking advice on how to publish..." "... sooner or later every writer who wants a shot at publishing is going to need (this book)" "...this a gem for new authors... it's a superb... informative piece" "...(New Authors') pocketbooks are safer (from swindling) with this book...(this book) keeps the author that wants to publish safe."

"A lot of folks who make a living ripping off authors have expressed some real unhappiness about this book," stated McFarland, writer of "You're An Author? Don't Get Hustled." "But I really don't care. I just don't want any other author to go through what I did the first time around."

"You're An Author, Don't Get Hustled" is now available through Amazon.

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Wayne McFarland
719 299-2063

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Author Releases Acclaimed Memoir Opening With ‘Memoirs Really Suck’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Colorado author Wayne McFarland breaks memoir mold with release of a hilarious, often moving 27-story chronicle of life events, like shark fishing in (ones) underwear, getting shot or blowing town with a monkey. The memoir is "Tales From The Day" (ISBN: 978-1645503347).

The currently accepted memoir format, for authors not already famous, is to establish a narrative arc. This arc usually begins with a rendition of "how life used to be." Authors then usually move on to their involvement in such things as a war, mountain climbing, illness or a troubled family life. A tied together, "vignette" memoir form has been considered a modern-day formula for publishing failure.

"In general, memoirs really suck" begins author Wayne McFarland in his book Tales From The Day.

"This is not because they're badly written, which they often are, but because they're 'me walls' in prose. It's an eye-roller that every aging 'Honey I'm Home' product of returning soldiers post WW II now thinks the world is desperate to hear about How Life Was. Really, no one gives a crap," says McFarland.

Contending that life is random, unplanned, and often hilarious, McFarland recounts 27 life events "that all happened under the heading of 'oops.'"

These "life events" include such humor filled chapters as "The Day We Pitched The Loan Shark," "The Day We Blew Town With The Monkey," and "The Day My Business Was Trashed By A Worm." Other chapters cover in short-story form moving tales like "The Day They Tried to Kill Us In Arkansas," and the losing struggles of a war veteran, "The Day Joe The Mo Fell Into A Hard Place." Surprisingly, these disparate chapters, when taken together, form an arc of experience and "lessons" drawn, usually with humor, from seemingly unrelated, chaotic, and totally unplanned happenings.

In spite of McFarland's departure from what is now pretty much accepted as the "memoir format," reviews have been excellent and reader support enthusiastic.

McFarland says, "We live in an age now where people want to be able to delve into a book and get something solid out of it, chapter by chapter. Also, I have always believed that, given the choice, people would rather laugh than anything else."

"Tales From The Day: Life changing events that truth be told all happened under the heading of 'oops.'" is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Wayne McFarland, Author
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