The Best Dystopian Deal You’ll Probably Ever See!

The Best Dystopian Deal You’ll Probably Ever See!

You know those .99 romance book bundles you see at the top of the charts ALL THE TIME?  Nothing against romance box sets, as I’m friends with quite a few romance authors, but I’d LOVE to see a dystopian box set at the top of the charts! Well, some authors on the Kindle Boards decided to make that set. And … Yesterday’s Gone: Season One is one of 11 books included in this GIANT dystopian box set released today called A Taste of Tomorrow. And when I say GIANT, I mean this thing is MASSIVE — like 3,000 pages! Now, I know what you’re saying — I already read Yesterday’s Gone: Season One. Why are you telling me to get this? Glad you asked! Well, first off, we wrote a brand new author’s foreword for this edition, talking about Yesterday’s Gone’s place in both our careers, and in dystopian fiction. But wait, that’s not all! You’re also getting 11 books from some of the best writers in dystopian fiction! Are you ready to buy? A Taste of Tomorrow — The Dystopian Box Set Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HPM3PDA/ Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HPM3PDA/ What? Not convinced yet? How about a list of authors and stories included? OK. Here ya’ go: Sand: Part 1 – The Belt of the Buried Gods by Hugh Howey (40 Pages) Yesterday’s Gone: Season One by Sean Platt and David Wright (503 pages) Apocalypse Drift by Joe Nobody (314 pages) Contamination Zero by T.W. Piperbrook (95 pages) Artificial Evil by Colin F. Barnes (272 pages) The Tube Riders by Chris Ward (449 pages) Halfskin by Tony Bertauski (260 pages)...
How Austin Kleon Pulled Me From the Darkness

How Austin Kleon Pulled Me From the Darkness

If you’ve looked inside our book Z 2135, out in paperback today by the way, you may have noticed we’ve dedicated the title to another writer. “To Austin Kleon for his book, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, and the countless storytellers before us.” Austin, in case you’re not familiar with him, found popularity with his Newspaper Blackout collection where he took pages from The New York Times and blacked out all but a few words to create poetry with oftentimes poignant effect. But it was his book Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative that inspired me when I (Dave) needed it most. As I wrote before, we got slammed by some reviewers on Z 2134, who called us everything from plagiarists to Satan’s spawn. People were pissed because we were stupid enough to mash up The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and 1984. You’d think we made a Fifty Shades of Jesus book or something. (Note to self: million dollar idea!) As a creator (first a cartoonist, and then a writer), I’ve always prided myself on my creativity. Being called a “plagiarist” made my stomach turn. Even though I’d only read the first half or so of The Hunger Games, and we only outright lifted the opening part where everyone scrambles like crazy to get the good shit, I still felt sick in my gut, and defensive, as if I were guilty. That all ideas should be New and Completely Original. Forget that The Hunger Games was slammed for “ripping off” Battle Royale. Forget that our...
Yesterday’s Gone: Now on Audible

Yesterday’s Gone: Now on Audible

We’re thrilled to announce that Yesterday’s Gone: Season One is now available on Audible! One of the questions we’re most often asked is when will we do more audio books? We flirted briefly with reading Yesterday’s Gone via a podcast, but it was a ton of work (hundreds of hours of reading, recording, and then creating the files, and the monthly cost of hosting them) and in the end, after some iTunes issues, it was just a giant pain in the ass. If we’re going to spend hundreds of hours and dollars on something, we’d rather be bringing you another book. Plus, Sean and I hate our reading voices. Still, we know there are tons of audio fans who either a) don’t know us or b) are waiting for our books to be available in audio format. Then Podium Publishing approached us, asking if we’d be interested in audio books for WhiteSpace. Yes, they were fans of WhiteSpace before Yesterday’s Gone, which was thrilling to us! We didn’t want to sign our audio rights away to just anyone, though. We had lots of questions, and liked everything they had to say. It also helped that they’d recently done an audio version of the first book in our buddy Ed Robertson’s Breakers series. Podium decided to hit the harder of the two books first, Yesterday’s Gone: Season One. And we LOVE how it turned out! They’ve got several voice actors playing the various roles of our characters. Great voice actors, too! Hearing the guy who does Boricio Wolfe is worth the price of admission alone! Seriously, I wonder if the...

Yesterday’s Gone Podcast: Episode 17 The Finale

Hey Goners, Sorry that I didn’t get this posted before. I thought I’d scheduled this, but God knows what happened. Anyway, here’s the finale of the Yesterday’s Gone podcast. This wraps up Season One and will be the last Yesterday’s Gone book we’ll be reading. Right click and save: Episode 17 The Finale Please download it before Jan. 5 as we’re removing the podcast from our site and iTunes thanks to a deal we signed to bring actual PROFESSIONAL quality audio books to you. More on that in this post. Thank you to everyone who downloaded and enjoyed our reading of Yesterday’s Gone, and put up with our tech issues, wrote reviews on iTunes, and helped spread the word. While we can’t possibly continue to read these ourselves, we’ve now got a partner in Podium Publishing who will do these series the way they should be done, and deliver you the top notch quality audio version you deserve! Thank you, David...
Yesterday’s Gone: All Seasons on Sale!

Yesterday’s Gone: All Seasons on Sale!

This week only, we’re doing a huge post-Halloween sale of Yesterday’s Gone. GET ALL FOUR SEASONS AT A HUGE DISCOUNT, starting with Season One for just .99!! For the record, we tried to book the sale for the week of Halloween, but we couldn’t get an opening at Bookbub who we bought the advertisement with. It’s just as well, as the extra time allowed us to put these spiffy new covers up, and update Seasons One and Two with newly edited versions by our current editor, Jason Whited. If you’re a new reader, now is a great time to dive in and find out what makes Yesterday’s Gone the bestselling post-apocalyptic serial with more than 800 five star reviews from readers like YOU! If you’re a longtime Goner, then please let your friends know about the sale. Because let’s face it, if your friends haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know Boricio, then maybe you’ve failed in your duty as a friend!  ** One word of warning: this whole series is full of bad language and REALLY disturbing things, and is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!! Get Yesterday’s Gone: Season One for just .99!! Can Humanity Survive What it Never Saw Coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every...