James Patterson releases the ‘world’s first’ self-destructing book



James Patterson’s new book is set to blow up. Literally.

In a sign that book publishing has entered the Snapchat era, Patterson has partnered with a creative agency to put out what is being billed as the “world’s first” self-destructing book

One thousand readers will have the opportunity to get a free digital copy of Patterson’s new book, Private Vegas, which will vanish after 24 hours. Patterson is also selling one copy of the self-destructing book for $294,038 — though that includes a private trip and five-course meal with the author.

Patterson didn’t come up with the idea for the self-destructing book, but he approached Mother, the creative agency, feeling a need to try something new to get the word out Read more…

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