Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tumbler - Brand Gamblin

Brand Gamblin started his life as a video game programmer, working for
such companies as Microprose, Acclaim, and Firaxis. In his spare time,
Brand created the YouTube video cult classic, "Calls For Cthulhu",
which has thousands of followers worldwide, and has been nominated for
several film awards. Brand's first book, "Tumbler", was released as a
podiobook in 2009, and then was self-published in 2010. His second
book was a steampunk retelling of George Orwell's 1984. It was
finished in 2010, and is still in production. In 2011, Brand published
"The Hidden Institute", a futuristic story of regentrification. It has
been called "Oliver Twist meets My Fair Lady, with a death penalty."

Product description:
Tumbler is a Heinlein-esque sci-fi adventure about a young woman who
has to dig her way out of a very unusual trap. Libby Carter wanted to
get away from it all, so she took a job mining asteroids as far out
into the inky blackness as possible. However, she soon found herself
stuck in indentured servitude, living on a tiny rock in space. As she
tries to dig herself out, she gains friends and finds adventure.
Cave-in rescues, planetary collisions, and other mishaps keep her new
family fighting to stay alive.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Tumbler is a light, fun read, with powerful emotion and a strong
female lead. It is also priced at $0.99, which makes it a painless way
to try out a new author.

Q: Why did you go indie?
It takes a lot of time to go from a manuscript to an agent, to a
publisher, to an editor, to printing. It can take more than a year,
and that's if the book finds a home quickly. Going Indie gave me the
opportunity to have complete control, while still making money from
day one.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Robert A. Heinlein, Douglas Adams, Issac Asimov, Neal Stephenson, and
Cory Doctorow.



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