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SKATEBOARDING => SHIT TALK => Topic started by: Kevin on October 18, 2012, 10:04:23 AM

Title: A Gift for Readers of Thrasher
Post by: Kevin on October 18, 2012, 10:04:23 AM
I am the head of marketing at an independent publishing company called Fat Thumb Publishing. We just published our first title, a novel called “better if you don’t come back” by Joseph DeMough, and we are trying to get the word out. We want to give all readers of Thrasher a free copy. Why? Because we fucking love you.

The book makes reference to the Lakai video, makes jokes about monkeys having sex, and tries to answer the question of whether a kickflip is a freestyle trick or a street trick. Also, the story is compelling and deals with challenging issues… issues like sex, drugs and violence.

We’ll send you a free copy in the mail if you send us your address, or you can buy a copy on Amazon using the following link: (

If you buy a copy online and you post a review online on youtube, amazon or your blog, send us a link to your review and we’ll send you $25. Pretty sick deal. (This offer is only good for readers 18 and older.)

Seriously, this book kicks major ass! Definitely, the greatest book ever written about skateboarding. We’d love to get you a copy and see what you think.

This is not SPAM, and this is no BS. We’re just a couple of real guys with a dream to build an indie publishing empire, and with your help, we can make that dream real.

Fuck yeah!


Kevin Sullivan
VP Marketing
Fat Thumb Publishing
fatthumbpublishing [ at ]

PS: We can probably only afford to provide this offer to 100 readers who respond.

TL;DR: we want to give you a book about skateboarding. No gimmicks.

Title: Re: A Gift for Readers of Thrasher
Post by: outsider716 on October 18, 2012, 12:01:42 PM
I'd be willing to check it out. I'm a skater and I like to read...But there's no way I'm posting my address here. How do we get ahold of you to give you our info? Let me know and we can get it going. Thanks.

Title: Re: A Gift for Readers of Thrasher
Post by: Kevin on October 19, 2012, 09:24:01 AM
Totally understand.  Please don't post your information online.  You can email your info to me at:

fatthumbpublishing [ at ]

Or if you would prefer, you can buy the book on amazon and if we will reimburse you during this promotional period. (

Title: Re: A Gift for Readers of Thrasher
Post by: Karsten on November 12, 2012, 09:41:45 AM
I got this book from them recently from a deal posted on different website.  Anyone else get it too?  I really liked the book.  It is interesting and funny. Also, suprisingly has some really challenging ideas about fate and morality.

I thought it was cool that they sent me a personalized copy.  Check it out: (

In my opinion, "better if you don't come back" stands out and is worth reading if for no other reason than it is a book about skateboarding that seems like it is written for adults. Most of the books and movies about skating that I see in our culture are geared toward the young-adult audience. This book is definately an adult book (rated R if there is that for books). The guy Kevin at FatThumb Publishing seems pretty cool too. We've been emailing back and forth and I look forward to seeing what new products they put out. Just doing my part to give a little support to something I think is cool.

Spread the word!

Title: Re: A Gift for Readers of Thrasher
Post by: Danny Crawford on November 15, 2012, 11:03:32 PM
Hey Kevin,
That's the work I love to do.
 I'm interested in this. Because as you said this book is having a lot of the things in it to enjoy like you've talked about monkey** (hehe) anyway I'm just kidding actually making money is only the thing everyone do work for so if you want me to make some reviews for you then you can contact me and please send me a copy of this at so contact me whenever you want. I'll wait for you.