Corporate Ties

Corporate Ties by Ben Woods

New for Corporate Ties

Spumoni Press Comic-Con book launch

Posted on September 27, 2018

Spumoni Press is pleased to announce another new book! Brad Samuelson, author of Gnonsense and illustrator of Corporate Ties, will be debuting his latest book, Change Log: Version 1.0, at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con, Sept 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Stop by his table (A224) to check out the book, as well as original art, free sketches, stickers and copies of Corporate Ties.

Ten years

Posted on May 28, 2015

Ten years ago this month, I originally published "The Developers." It's weird to think it was that long ago, and even weirder to think that I started on the book 13 years ago, in 2002. While so much has changed with the Internet, the key tenets of the book seemingly still hold true:

1. The Internet is a social place.
2. Governments and corporations are always watching.

Then again, I guess these items are relevant in real-life situations as well. It's just much easier to track people (definitely as a group but also as individuals) online.

Books coming to Owensboro

Posted on June 18, 2013

I haven't had a book event in some time, so I'm headed over to Owensboro on July 1 to catch up with friends and sign a few copies of Corporate Ties. From 6-7 pm, show up at Gambrinus Libation Emporium for a free book with a $10 purchase. If you already have a book, stop by and meet the family!

Kentucky Book Fair - I don't understand

Posted on November 9, 2012

The 2012 Kentucky Book Fair begins today in Frankfort, and, well, I'm not sure if anyone knows or even cares. The idea of a book fair in Kentucky certainly appeals to me, as it should all book-lovers.

Back in 2006, I submitted "The Developers" for a spot in the fair, but I was declined. I assumed I submitted late, or perhaps there just weren't that many spots. However, after seeing photos of the actual event, and noticing the lack of media coverage, I thought that maybe it just wasn't very big and no one actually attended.

"The Developers" giveaway on Goodreads

Posted on November 2, 2012

I'm currently giving away 15 copies of my first book, "The Developers," on Goodreads. The giveaway ends in December, but sign up now so you'll be registered to win. I'm planning on doing a giveaway with "Corporate Ties" as well, so that you can stock up on Christmas gifts!

Author Cristina Rizzuto

A funny and insightful look at terrifying corporate America - a world that, thankfully, I've never entered! However, I've worked for large companies in the past, and completely understood the corporate absurdity described in the book. The story follows Jason Harris on his new job as a web developer, and the decision he must face: to stay, or to move on to a world that reeks of robotic bureaucracy - including neckties. Overall it was an interesting story with quirky commentary (and a bit of romance), though I felt that I was waiting for a bigger finale/climax.


A very fun, thoughtful book.

I've worked in cubicles (though briefly) and have had experience (limited) programming. I don't think either of those things is really necessary to appreciate the book.


I loved this book! Ben Woods was able to take an otherwise boring scenario, and make it hilarious!! I felt like I personally knew everyone in the book and was living out the novel. I will be recommending this book to my friends. Also, I will be getting my on his first novel, as I enjoy reading his style of writing.