I am incredibly excited to announce the official release of my first published non-fiction book, The Biblé: Robert III Version. It’s been a long time coming, and I’d like to thank all my fans for their support during the writing and editing process. I poured twenty-five minutes of my heart and soul into this book, and then almost double that for the subsequent revision, cover design, and writing of this post.
I know there’s a lot of buzz going around about the book, so I’m just going to try and knock out all the rumors and questions right here:
How well do you predict it’s going to sell over this first month?
OK, answering on total gut instinct: 100,000 copies.
That’s a lot. You don’t think that’s a little presumptuous?
What kind of genre would you describe it as?
I’d label it part spiritual, part action, part mystery, part humor, part romance, part self-help. My ultimate dream is to have a copy in each individual section of the library. As I’ve said before, this book breaks down the accepted standard of a “readable book.”
Wait. Is it true that there is no content in it?
Um, OK… Let’s see… Does the the Biblé have any relation to the highly popular book of a similar name, the Bible?
Honestly, I’d never made that connection until just now. So no, none at all.
So customers are essentially paying $13.99 for a blank 250-page, bound book labeled the Biblé: Robert III Version?
Christians wear crosses around their necks to emphasize they’re Christian all the time. Muslims put a dot on their foreheads. Jews wear small hats. By carrying around this book, you’re simply saying, “I proudly don’t lean one way or another religiously.” And to answer the question, yes.
Here’s the official description:
The Biblé is the first spiritual book of its kind. It is for every man, woman, and child who has no desire to become a better human being or gain any sort of deeper understanding of life. In fact, the Biblé contains zero content of any sort, so you can be ensured that there is no chance of gaining any motivation to improve your life by helping others.
What it does contain:
- 250 cream-colored pages
- a front and back cover, with glossy finish
What it does not contain:
Once you’ve made it through all 250 blank pages, it is Robbie’s personal guarantee that you will feel absolutely no different than before you started.
– A New Yorker
“Still trying to figure out why I purchased this.”
“An easy read.”
– an illiterate
“It serves as a good sketch book? I don’t know what you want me to say about it Robbie. There’s nothing in it.”
– Lisa, Robbie’s girlfriend
“Confusing at parts.”
– Robbie Sherrard, author of The Biblé
Excited as I am? Pick up your copy right here. And yes, it’s for real published and available on Amazon.
To help promote the release of the book, I’ve organized a book signing tour. Here’s the most recent schedule:
4/18/2010 – Bethlehem, PA – Moravian Bookstore
4/25/2010 – Bethlehem, PA – Barnes & Noble
4/29/2010 – Whitehall, PA – Borders
Rest of tour – TBD
It should be noted that I didn’t manage to secure actual space in the store to sign books, but I’ll be setting up a small table in the parking lot next to my bicycle. Don’t hesitate to come on by!