Rich Shapero is a self-published novelist, musician, and venture capitalist from the United States. He is the founder of TooFar Media and winner of the 2015 Digital Book World Award for Best Adult Fiction App. His work spans a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, and young adult fiction. In addition to writing, he also founded TooFar Media, a company he founded to develop mobile apps for the publishing industry.
Shapero’s novels are full of bold ideas and provocative tales that exist in different worlds. His critically acclaimed work includes novels, multimedia tablet apps, and visual art. His books are available in both hardcover and ebook formats. Kirkus Reviews has praised his ability to tap into the unconscious.
Shapero’s book, Wild Animus, has a first printing of 50,000 copies. This is large compared to the usual first printing of first-time authors. The average first printing of a first-time novel is between 5,000 and 10,000 copies. Moreover, the marketing budget of a traditional publishing house hovers around $1 per copy, whereas Shapero’s marketing budget is a mere tenth of that amount. Shapero worked on Wild Animus over three different periods of his life, and he didn’t work with a literary agent because he wanted to maintain artistic control.
This novel is an exploration of the meaning of love and self. It explores how we are shaped by the way we view ourselves and the world around us. Shapero also delves into the spirituality of people, and the story features dream sequences and accounts of visions. It also has elements of magical realism.