At face value, you would conclude that a lot of people have bought his book, but didn't like it - Mike's ability has deserted him. He's become a normal human being like the rest of us! But... all his other books are great, so what's gone wrong with this one? Well, he has 151 x 1* reviews - I know, you're thinking, This book must be the pits! Look more closely and you'll see that most of the reviews are complaining about the price of the book. That's why its nearly half price now, I suppose!
And paperbacks are $10 (Edward Rutherford $11.08 (but this is a big damned book); Stephanie Meyer $7.99; JA Konrath and others $9.99; Rick Riordan $8.99). So, let's say $10 - you agree? Of course you do. We're not doing a scientifically significant experiment upon which rests the fate of the world for goodness sake!
Have you got there yet? I've been straw polling famous writers - I know, but unfortunately neither you nor I are famous (I say you because I doubt that anybody famous is reading my blog). Waiting in the wings we maybe, searching in our pockets for the door key, knocking on the dimpled Georgian glass, but sadly - not famous yet. Now, you may ask yourself why I'm not famous (you've got no chance, so we won't talk about you), but I should be famous by now - that sounds like a future blog if I'm not too much mistaken!
Let's do the numbers working on a year to write your book - that's 0.99 divided by 365 = 0.0027123 (Yes, I write on Christmas Day!) - I didn't realise that such a small number existed! So, seeing as we've been rounding up - or in this case rounding down - that means you're getting a daily wage of - NOTHING! I hope you haven't got a wife, mortgage, kids, or a parrot to support because I have the eerie feeling you're going to starve and end your days in a cardboard box under the railway arches. And not only that, poor people very rarely become famous! I'll be all right, I've got a very generous pension, no mortgage, my son's left home (just in time before I murdered him), and my wife's on a fat-free diet. So, where do we go from here? Well, lets face it, there's only upwards left to go isn't there? Fame and fortune awaits both of us - if we can just live long enough to grasp it with our sweaty hands!