Viral

What is the worst thing that could happen to an introvert?

For Chad McKenna, it’s discovering that his bully of brother, Sam, has uploaded a video of him jerking off to the internet. Thankfully, Chad knows what to do, so he reports the video and it is quickly removed before anybody has chance to see it.

Or at least, that’s what he thinks. Sam included a line of code within the video that creates two duplicate every time the video is removed. Before long the video infects the entire internet, until more than half the planet's population has seen the footage of Chad.

Chad quickly becomes a celebrity, a status he can’t stand, so Sam deletes the code. The problem is, Sam’s laptop has gone missing – but who took it?

The virus evolves. And Chad is the only one with the power to stop it.

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About the author

Mike Jeavons is the author of children’s fantasy series The Imaginary Friends Saga, and the creator of many ridiculous videos on YouTube. His shows include Shameful Sequels, Infomercialism and A Week On, and he has amassed more than 62,000 subscribers.

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Why We Like It

  • A  twisted and comedic novel about the dark side of viral videos.
  • It makes fun of online video culture and internet celebrities whilst continually raising the stakes.

Mike Jeavons

Mike is the author of children’s fantasy series The Imaginary Friends Saga, and the creator of many ridiculous videos on YouTube. His shows include Shameful Sequels, Infomercialism and A Week On, and he has amassed more than 62,000 subscribers who all like to see him miserable as he suffers through bad movies, fad diets and infomercial products. Whilst Mike loves entertaining people with his own suffering, his real passion is in writing. 

With Viral, Mike has combined his passions to create a dark, hilarious novel which explores the effects of a viral video gone wrong. He has taken his experiences within YouTube and combined it with a thrilling, action packed science fiction adventure which pokes fun at viral videos and the online video community.

Check Mike out on Twitter and YouTube

How it works

The book will be delivered in 10 instalments (or staves), one every day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.

We believe that shared reading leads to new ideas and connections. That’s why we have a dynamic commenting system which allows in-text discussion between our readers. Post a comment and all your fellow readers will be able to respond. You can also choose to receive notifications (customise them here) when someone responds to your comment, or, additionally, whenever a comment is left in the book.

As you read you will see round purple icons at the edge of certain paragraphs – tap on these to reveal behind-the-scenes extra content!

Links will be included at the end of the final stave which will allow you to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. The full book will be available on your Pigeonhole bookshelf for one month for you to read at your leisure. 

Any questions? Drop us a line on laurence@pigeonholepublishing.com.

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