Thursday, March 24, 2011

How To Succeed In Publishing Without Really Writing

Most writers live in fear of the empty page. Shed Simove is cashing in on it.

With his latest effort, What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex, the author-comedian-entrepreneur promises to reveal “the true depth of a man’s mind”—all 200 blank pages worth. The book may be a one-liner made manifest, but so far, the sales have been no laughing matter. According to MediaBistro, Simove’s gag volume has sold out its first print run and hit No. 744 on Amazon, clocking in ahead of more “traditional” bestsellers The Da Vinci Code (2,910) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2,406).

Capitalizing on the content-free success of his latest venture, Simove told AOLNews there’s more where that came from. "I am thinking about a follow-up called 'Reasons to Trust Politicians,'" he said. Inspired, we want to know: what are your best titles for blank books waiting to happen?

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