Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy? Indie author Simon Trinculo offers up a fresh batch of alternate explanations for the events of our day, and explains his approach to marketing and the writing process.
1. Give me the “elevator pitch” for your book in five to ten sentences.
The idea behind The New Conspiracy Handbook was to give fans of conspiracy theory some new ideas to wrap their minds around. You can only read so much about JFK or 9/11 or Area 51 so I felt like the market might be there for something fresh. And unlike many conspiracy books, I do not rely on any kind of “new” secret facts that only I am privy to. Every fact in my book is easily verifiable and most are common knowledge. What I did was take what we already know and create a new narrative to tie those facts together. TNCH offers 25 new theories in compact, easily digestible chapters. I tried to appeal to a broad audience by hitting a diverse array of topics, from politics to sports to the music world and more.
2. Why did you become an indie writer?
Thinking about and discussing conspiracy theories has long been a hobby of mine. Writing them down in book format seemed like the next natural step. Being independent helps with this type of writing because you don’t have to answer to another person who might want to suppress your ideas.
3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?
No. This is my first book. I may consider submitting to a publisher in the future.
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