Phones keep getting thinner and smarter, but for the people using them, the opposite may be true. Roughly nine-in-ten American adults are addicted to their phones; they can’t seem to put their phones down.
Mimicking the style and feel of a traditional children’s book, this cautionary tale takes readers on a clever and inspiring journey through the pros and cons of cell phone use. It’s ultimately a call to action for everyone to put down their phones and be more human.
No phones at the table, that’s where you eat.
I’m serious, I mean it; not even a tweet!
Please no phones on the toilet, let yourself be.
Have some dignity people; it’s the place where you pee.
Here are just a few reasons bookstore customers will want to read Put Down Your Phone and why stores will want to stock the book:
Honest – Just about everyone can think of at least one person who overuses their phone (most recently to many political figures and celebrities). This book is about all of us putting down our phones and being more human.
Timeliness– The book comes at a time when the market is welcoming this type of work. Riffs on beloved children’s books are as popular as they are funny. These things garner attention and often go viral.
Humor– The words and illustrations make a perfect match of wit and thought-provoking humor, much like Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John.
Smart – As funny and timely as this book is, it’s also smart. We all need to unplug. Positioning this argument in the context of a child’s cautionary tale has the potential to give this book crossover appeal.
Gift Appeal – This is one of those books you can give to all kinds of people: friends, parents, siblings, partners. It’s a subtle way to tell loved ones that they need to unplug. This book will sell all year around.
“I gave this book to my boyfriend for his birthday. He hasn’t put down his phone yet, but at least he knows how I feel!” — Sarah, Chicago, IL
“We gave this book to all our employees, and their productivity has never been higher!” — Dave, Denver, CO
Brandon C. Finch, author
Brian Beausoleil, illustrator
36 pages, 8” x 10” softcover and ebook
Retail Price: $14.95 paperback, $2.99 ebook
Publication date: February 2017
Publisher: brandON Publishing
Book website: http://www.silencethealerts.com
Brandon Finch is an aspiring bestselling author hailed as the next William Faulkner by his mother. Once addicted to his phone, he came to the life-altering realization that having a conversation with the person in front of him provided far greater benefit than the numbing procrastination habits enabled by his phone.
His unconventional writing style brings a thought-provoking and unique perspective to real-world issues. When Brandon is not devising crazy schemes to make a point, he spends his time in the great outdoors and as a management consultant in the healthcare industry.
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