Given the world’s current fascination with destructible media, it was inevitable that other industries would eventually jump on board. Bestselling author James Patterson has led the charge in the publishing industry with his latest novel, Private Vegas. Over several days, Patterson has released 1000 digital copies of the novel that come attached with a 24-hour timer that will cause the book to vanish once time has expired. The idea is to cause readers to feel immersed in the thrill of the story – in addition to cleverly encouraging customers to feel a part of a unique experience. Better yet, Patterson has released one physical copy that self-destructs for one lucky reader. Let’s hope they’re not in public when it goes off!