My First Book Is Going Out of Print And That’s A Good Thing

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It was 2006. I wrote a book about all the mistakes of my 20s. It was fun to research, write, and release. I had dozens of conversations with people I might never have met otherwise. At one point, I even had a meeting with a producer from Hollywood about making a Ruin Your Life movie.

Ruin Your Life is meant to be a humorous manual of bad but not hurtful behavior. For the most part I think it still succeeds in that.  But there are portions of the book that I find myself unable to defend. Initially I thought this would mean cutting the objectionable parts and reissuing it, but I think cutting parts out of Ruin Your Life runs contrary to the spirit of the book. So I think the responsible thing for me to do at this point is stop publishing it. I have contacted my publisher to have the book be taken out of circulation. It will be out of print and I doubt I will be putting it back in print.

Ruin Your Life had a good run. It sold hundreds of physical copies and thousands of digital copies. I’m happy for the experiences that happened as a result of that book and apologize to anyone who was hurt by anything I said in the book. As always, the reason I portrayed things one way or another was I thought it would be funny. No harm was meant.

For anyone still wanting to get a copy, it is still available on Amazon as I write this. By this time next week it definitely will not be and it could be gone any time between now and then.

Thank you, everyone for your support. Rest assured that my next book, a novel will be out by this time next year at the absolute latest.
– Jack Cameron

Book Signing Event

I’m doing a book signing at Comic Book Ink today for Ruin Your Life. I’ll be there from 2pm-5pm.

This is the first time I’ve done a book signing and to say I’m excited is an understatement. Comic Book Ink is one of the best comic shops I’ve ever been to. Signing there means a lot to me.

On top of that, it give locals a chance to meet me and buy my book. I’m still selling it for five bucks. Like I said before, Ruin Your Life was never about making money. Just having some fun and sharing my thoughts.

If you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss this. I’m not the only attraction. Here’s the full press release.

HOMEGROWN HEROES
Signing
SATURDAY
JUNE 19th, 2010
2:00pm – 6:00pm
at
COMIC BOOK INK
Tacoma, Washington

BEN MISENAR
HEROCLIX & MONSTERPOCALYPSE Sculptor
–and–
MARK MONLUX
ARTIST / WRITER of “Seldom Seen Films”
–and–
JAMES STOWE
ARTIST / WRITER of “Daddy’s Nut Shot of the Day” &
ARTIST Dockyard Derby Dames Posters
–and–
8 MEMBERS of the “DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES”
Roller Girls
–and–
MARK YOUNGMARK
ARTIST / WRITER of “Zombocalypse Now”
–and–
JACK CAMERON
WRITER of “Ruin Your Life”
–and–
STARS of the DEAD GENTLEMEN Movies
“The Gamers” / “The Gamers: Dorkness Rising”
“Dead Camper Lake 1 & 2”
The BRAND NEW WEBSERIES “JourneyQuest” debuting THIS JULY