Sunday, April 14, 2013

A bargain!

For some reason, A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor is on sale from Amazon for only $11.69! I don't know how long this deal will last, so buy it now!

In related news, I have been toying with the idea of writing a fictional book based on my intern year. If I were to do such and thing and sell it on the Kindle for like $2 or $3, would people actually buy it? Because I've been wanting to do this forever, but have had a lot of motivation due to the fact that I thought nobody would read it.

26 comments:

  1. I would totally buy it--like, immediately. I'm about to start my intern year, I love your intern/resident stories, and it'd be great to have some distraction from the horror. It would be the perfect read for me. Get to work!

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  2. i would l o v e to read it, but i don't have Kindle or any of thise gadgets. i absolutely love "Doctor" books. How about in "real" book form?

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    1. You can actually read Kindle books in any web browser now. No fancy gadgets required anymore. :)

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  3. Yeah, definitely in real book form too, but that couldn't be as cheap, obviously.

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  4. You can download a free Kindle app on your computer; you don't need an actual Kindle as long as you don't mind reading from your laptop (that's what I do)

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  5. Hi Dr. Fizzy Then i would definitely buy it!

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  6. Hi Dr. Neuro, i went to your blog as i thought it would be interesting...please update! i'd love to hear about your Match Day, ect! Thanks for the advice!

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    1. Thanks for the kick in the tush! Family/friends have been getting on my case about that, too...

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  7. Haha, "ect"...sorry! (i think that's what i need!)

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  8. Yes I would totally buy it!!!

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  9. Fizzy! I'm a rehab resident and I have your blog bookmarked (I have NOTHING bookmarked except gmail!) Would TOTALLY get your intern yr book!

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  10. I would definitely buy it!

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  11. Yeah, I'd probably pay a few bucks for some amusing stories if you could get it onto the Kobo format.

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  12. I would buy it.

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  13. I would buy it as well, and it sounds like it could potentially be a good textbook for a class I'm taking this semester called "Journey into Medicine."

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  14. I'd buy it! -Brittany

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  15. I absolutely would buy it!!

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  16. I would buy and read anything you wrote, Fizzy:)

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  17. Put it on the market, I'm sure it will sell.

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  18. I would buy it. I think you would have a hard time marketing anonymously, though. For these autobiographical, my-life-as-a-trainee, Perri Klass/Atul Gawande/Danielle Ofri-type books, readers want to connect with you as a person. Much harder to do that with an anonymous author. I would expect that if you wanted this to have a real shot, you would have to out yourself.

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    1. I don't think that's true. But even if it were, as I said above, it's actually going to be a work of fiction based on my intern year. The plot will be entirely fictional.

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  19. I recently got a kindle haha! But yes I do love medical fiction and would buy this :)

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  20. You know I think you should do it. And don't be afraid to charge more than $3. Yay, you! (Melissa)

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  21. Medical students are a captive audience. Do you know how many people in my class read (insert popular medical novel) the summer after first year? Everybody, that's who. And that's just one class out of however many in North America. There is this illusion about medical fiction (books, movies, tv shows) that makes us feel less guilty about not studying. Plus all of America seems strangely obsessed with medical dramas too...so you've got a best seller either way.

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