Listed below you will find the complete set of book bubbles for my short story The Final Push.
What are book bubbles? Bublish is a unique book-discovery website that uses “book bubbles” to create an interface between authors and readers. The bubbles contain excerpts from the text alongside author insights, and the author can create many bubbles for each book, thus offering a series of excerpts. There is also an author bio with photo, a link to his or her website, an image of the book cover, and links to buy the book.
Added features for authors include addition of bubble links to the Bublish Twitter stream, Twitter promotions called #SampleSaturday and #SampleSunday, where links to the previous week’s bubbles are added to their stream several times a day over the weekend, and inclusion of those links in the Bublish floating bookstore, which takes place on Mondays over a number of social media platforms.
Membership for readers and authors is free, and there is now an author upgrade that provides additional services and programs (check it out here).
What is The Final Push? It is the first piece of fiction (a longish short story) that I wrote and has served as a precursor for everything I’ve written since. The style is very similar to what you will see in the McBride trilogy of novels—The Organ Takers, The Organ Growers, and The Organ Killers—so if you like The Final Push, you’ll like the McBride trilogy. For more about the story, and the novels, go here.
If you are a reader, use the links below to view the book bubbles and read excerpts from the story. If you are an author with a book to market, take a look at the bubbles to see if Bublish might be of interest to you.
http://bit.ly/1c2Jq5b Author Insight
http://bit.ly/1eRpgyl Mike Higgins Meets John Doe
http://bit.ly/1f9N6Y6 Student Doctor Higgins Evaluates John Doe
http://bit.ly/1eeCtoq Higgins Successfully Intubates John Doe
http://bit.ly/1nhjRUi John Doe is Bleeding Internally
http://bit.ly/1bwvbvU Higgins Returns Home to Find Darkness and Pain
http://bit.ly/PBti7F Higgins Laments his Wife’s Condition
http://bit.ly/1fqh7Gp John Doe Has Been Admitted to the Trauma Service
http://bit.ly/1qiYhWk John Doe Won’t Die
http://bit.ly/1tmA4ga The Quiet Before the Violence
http://bit.ly/1lAkIVk A Perfect Murder
http://bit.ly/1u4yKzy The Living Autopsy
http://bit.ly/1tq2Tth Higgins Pulls the Trigger
http://bit.ly/10pKxhl John Doe Codes
http://bit.ly/1sXidhk Resuscitating John Doe
http://bit.ly/1tRwjTB John Doe is Dying
http://bit.ly/1u0LLMG John Doe is Dead
Now, from the sound of the last title, you might think this particular book bubble represents the end of the story. To the contrary, the bubbles end with the close of the story’s second act. To find out what happens after John Doe dies (including a dramatic autopsy scene), you’ll have to read the story.
If you view any of these book bubbles, please let me know what you think.
If you are a writer and you use Bublish for your own stories or books, I’d like to hear about your experience.