Author opens "monobookist" store
Jason Boog of GalleyCat caught up with Andrew Kessler, who sounds like one of the most interesting blokes on this globe.
Andrew K. is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. He is also an amazing director/designer/creator of new ideas. His work has appeared in the New York Times, and he produced a program on Mars for the Discovery Channel. He has a degree in maths. And he has produced a book, called Martian Summer, based on his 90-day stint as a shadow project manager for NASA.
It is subtitled, intriguingly, "Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission." Publishers Weekly called it an off-beat account by the self-professed winner of "the space-nerd lottery."
This, he says, is his first book about Mars -- or any planet, for that matter.
He also has a most innovative approach to publicizing this book, which any author or publisher should follow with riveted interest.
First, there is his most unusual and attention-seizing website, called Kessler on Mars.
Second, is his most unusual and attention-seizing link promoting the eBook.