Bill Klein Hopes to Provide Readers A Good Way to Kill An Afternoon with Print-on-Demand Availability of His Debut Novel, Minnesconsin, at

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Bill Klein announces the Print-on-Demand availability of his debut novel, Minnesconsin. Included are "plot" details, history of the book's conception and completion, a short bio of the author, and his views on major publishing houses.

Appomattox, VA (PRWEB) August 22, 2006 -- Bill Klein is pleased to inform his public (assuming the public belongs to everybody) that, after many years of frustration -- and also due, in no small part, to the chiropractor bills sent to Mr. Klein by his mailperson for treatment of injuries incurred while lugging large bundles of rejection letters to his door -- he has bitten the bullet and gone the independent route to publish his now almost ancient “masterwork,” Minnesconsin with Lulu, Inc. (, “The world's fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.” Their words, but no doubt accurate and sincere. It’s on the Internet, after all.

Minnesconsin is the true fictional story of a real town that never existed. The intention of the author -- Bill Klein, that is -- was to sort of combine the epic historical style of James Michener and Edward Rutherford with the edgy satire of Kurt Vonnegut and the irreverent humor of Dave Barry. Unfortunately, the result is probably more the literary equivalent to a bastard child of Harold Robbins and Carrot Top (if he’s lucky), but then selective genetic engineering has always been sort of a hit-or-miss concept.

Anyway, Minnesconsin was conceived circa 1991-92 and -- other than a few minor revisions, such as replacing OJ Simpson with Paris Hilton -- completed in 1995, which may explain the staleness of some of the jokes. The rest of the jokes would be bad no matter what year they were written.

Minnesconsin was never published because all the large publishing houses are Philistines who wouldn’t know a good book if it came crashing through their picture window with a threatening note attached (never mind how Mr. Klein knows that) and are not to be trusted.

To preview Minnesconsin, click on the following: (If you have AOL – poor thing – copy and paste the URL into your browser)..

In the meantime, peruse these brief reviews from readers:

“It’s very, um, ‘interesting’, honey.” – Mr. Klein’s Wife (while dialing 911)
“You’re out of the will.” – Mr. Klein’s Father
“You’re out of your mind.” – Mr. Klein’s therapist
"Hello? Judge?" – Mr. Klein’s parole officer

(Note: No quote is available from Mr. Klein’s Mother at this time, but hopefully one will be obtained as soon as she stops crying and repeatedly making the sign of the cross.)

Bill Klein has been a highly unsuccessful writer for many years.
A native of Wisconsin, he has also lived in Colorado. He and his wife, Pamela, reside and raise Davenport Arabian horses on a small farm outside historic Appomattox, Virginia, WHERE OUR NATION REUNITED.

Founded in 2002, Lulu is the world’s fastest-growing print-on-demand marketplace for digital do-it-yourselfers. Please see for more information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Bill Klein, 434-401-2590
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