Monday, September 29, 2008
In ten days I'll be headed to Los Angeles to pimp my book to a couple of interested parties, as well as make a promotional appearance or two. What will come of this, who knows -- but in the lead-up to my trip, I'm going to do something I haven't really done here before: make a full-on dedicated sales push. Thanks to readers of this site, the chance I took with online publication has been an unqualified success. There's no advertising for Dead Star Twilight -- no official outside promotion of any kind -- and yet through nothing more than your own support, viral internet buzz and some decent word-of-mouth, I've sold more copies of this thing than I ever could've imagined.
I can't thank you enough for everything so many of you have done to promote my book. The positive reaction has just floored me.
But now, for the first time, I'm going to come right out and ask for a little extra help. I'm looking for a sales spike over the next seven days, simply because the more online backing I can take with me to the West Coast, the better.
So if you've been thinking about picking up a copy of Dead Star Twilight and haven't gotten around to it yet, now's the time. Just click the link to the right to download it. If you've already read the book and liked it, then please -- tell your friends. Hell, buy one for them; say Oprah recommends it.
To prime the pump a tiny bit, I'm releasing one last excerpt from the book -- a lengthy and rather brutal one -- which you'll find directly below this post.
More excerpts, plus the unofficial "soundtrack," can be found here:
(Ship of Fools/2.22.08)
(Welcome to the Monkey House/6.4.07)
(The Ex Files/6.7.07)
(With Love and Resentment, Your Past/9.5.07)
(Listening Post: Memoir Edition/1.27.08)
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.