Roulette Rockstar has become the number one best-selling Kindle book on September 13, 2013.
Rockstar a Big Surprise
Books that cover gambling strategies aren’t generally best sellers. There are exceptions, such as when an author wins the World Series of Poker or some other high-profile event. Typically, however, the value of a strategy book is realized over the long term. They earn positive word of mouth, and that puts them in a position to stay in print over a very long period of time. Roulette Rockstar is just another example of how digital printing is causing us to reconsider what we think we know about the publishing world.
Who Wrote It?
Upon hearing of the book, the most likely first question is who wrote it, but there’s no answer to it, at least not yet. The author has chosen to remain anonymous, which is allowed by the Amazon system. In the old days, an author would just choose a creative pen name, but here we get anonymity, and that adds value to the proposition in the form of a good mystery. It also forces readers to read the book and evaluate based solely on the information contained within.
A Unique Voice
A big part of what has made Roulette Rockstar so popular is how the information is relayed. Strategy books tend to be dry, but this book actually mixes in fiction or, if you prefer, a memoir. It tells the story of an unemployed man who turned to roulette and how he learned the hard way about what works and what doesn’t.
Make no mistake: roulette is a game of chance. This book won’t help a player to increase odds in any special way, and it’s unfortunate that some of the marketing suggests otherwise. What the book does do well is put effective play into context. A novice will see what it means to limit the house edge and how the Martingale system can be used to manage a bankroll. Some of the strategies in the book do rely on the Gambler’s Fallacy, but the evidence against is right there in open sight.
A New Kind of Strategy Book
Roulette Rockstar may not be the most impressive roulette strategy book written from a technical standpoint, but it has innovated a new approach that has proven effective and popular. Considering that popularity, it only makes sense that upcoming books will try this approach as well.