The Kindle ebook version is now on sale here for a paltry 99-cents. If anyone wishes to buy it or just throw away 99-cents just because they're in the mood, that would be swell. If you'd like to give it as a gift to someone who has a Kindle reader (or merely a free Kindle-reader app), that would not-surprisingly also be swell. If you'd like spend 99-cents merely to show a misguided appreciation for reading this website, that would be unnecessary but additionally swell,
(We live in a mass-media time when people believe such things like my vote doesn't make a difference. I'll note that it's remarkable how few sales -- seriously few -- are needed to push a book up the best-seller ranks of a sub-genre, so if you don't think a single purchase makes a difference, it's hilarious how wrong you'd be... Two days ago, three copies got sold. The book's ranking in Humor/Parody for Kindle ebooks jumped from #600 to #80.)
A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge continues the Dickens classic in its own comic direction. It begins five years after Ebenezer Scrooge has passed away and left his thriving firm to his former clerk, Bob Cratchit. But returns as a ghost one Christmas Eve to teach Cratchit an important lesson.
The story also includes several dozen characters from other Dickens novels woven throughout the story. God bless them, most everyone. And the book is filled with footnotes of letters apparently from Dickens to his publisher, notes that Dickens may have left, and what I claim is my own scholarly research. Together they tell their own separate story, which by the end explains why this book never got published during Dickens's time and was lot to history until now.
One thing. Though I'm discussing the Kindle ebook version here, and it's the version on sale, I think the paperback version is better -- not because it costs more (I don't get all that much more in royalties), but because footnotes are easier to read in a paperback than on an ebook. The paperback is only $6.95, but I'm not suggesting you get it as opposed to the 99-cent Kindle version, just letting you know the difference for those to whom such things matter.
No need or obligation for anyone to buy the thing, but if you do it's much appreciated. The 99-cent Kindle ebook sale runs through December 5. After that it skyrockets to $3.99.
Again, you can get the book here.
This may not be the last time I mention this during the sale...