Thursday, 28 June 2012

How To Save The World: A Video Promo

As the author of ‘How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy,’ I’m always on the lookout for effective ways to promote my book, and one very effective way to promote a book is to commission a big budget thirty second promo ad and then pay to get it shown at regular intervals on prime time TV every night for several weeks.

However, while this was a tempting proposition, I couldn’t be entirely sure that the extra revenue from increased sales would cover the advertising costs and therefore as I couldn’t be absolutely certain of a return on my investment I ultimately decided to pass on this option.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

How To Save The World In Twenty Tweets... (Part One)

How To Save The World ... not for prudes.
Although 'How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy' checks in at 392 pages long, a couple of my early readers still managed to read the entire book in under two days.  And as one of those readers was supposed to be hard at work setting up her website for her jewellery business at the time, I took that as quite as a compliment that my book engrossed her so much that she was unable to tear herself away from it to get on with her important work.

However, to read How To Save The World in two days you have to pretty much put the rest of your life on hold and not everyone can afford to spare two days out of their life to read a book, so as a faster bite-sized alternative I’ve recently collected together a series of twenty short quotes from the book which I’ve been sporadically tweeting on twitter.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Fire Skipping Rope

The Fire Skipping Rope: Excellent Drunken Late Night Entertainment or Dangerous And Irresponsible?

As anyone who’s read ‘How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy’ will know, one of the attractions of The Hang Out Club (a popular club located on the alien planet Fem featured in the book) is that at various points throughout the night the bar staff set a skipping rope on fire and then drunken backpackers foolishly risk life and limb by attempting to skip through the flames.

Anyone who’s ever been to the party island of Ko Pha Ngan in Southern Thailand will immediately recognize where the inspiration for this idea came from, but for the benefit of anyone who hasn’t, I’ve uploaded a few videos and photos of the fire skipping rope so that everyone can get an idea of what it’s all about.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Koh Pha Ngan: The Real Life Inspiration Behind Ko Pagna

Ko Pagna: A beautiful party-orientated island on the distant planet Fem.


As any 'How To Save The World' readers who have ever been to Ko Pha Ngan will have no doubt already realised, the inspiration for Ko Pagna, the beautiful party-orientated island destination featured in ‘How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy’ by Charles Fudgemuffin, came from the real life popular backpacker destination of Koh Pha Ngan in Southern Thailand, or more specifically the village of Haad Rin, home of the world famous Full Moon Parties.

If you’re one of those lucky enough to have visited Haad Rin then you’ll already have a pretty accurate idea of how I imagine Ko Pagna to look like, but for the benefit of those who haven’t I’ve decided to upload some photos of Haad Rin so that readers can get an idea of how some of the Ko Pagna locations featured in ‘How To Save The World’ look like when I picture them in my head.

I’ll start off with Haad Rin Sunrise Beach:


Haad Rin Sunrise Beach, the real life inspiration for Ko Pagna Sunrise Beach
featured in How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

My First Review On Amazon.com!


I’ve just had the first review for my book on amazon.com and I’m happy to say that I was really pleased with it.  The review is from Todd A. Fonseca who runs the ‘Review My Book On Amazon’ website.  He covers books from all genres so it’s worth checking out his site if you’ve got a Kindle or if you’ve got the Kindle For PC app.

Anyway, you can find the full review on amazon.com here:

Or on Todd’s website here:

…but if I was to pick out my favourite quote from the review it would be:

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.