Thursday, March 19, 2009

Grateful, Dead

For whatever odd reason -- I suppose that this is just the way things work with the internets -- I've gotten a sudden spike in sales of my memoir, Dead Star Twilight. Obviously, I want to thank everyone who's bought and downloaded a copy of the book over the past several months; It's sold far better than I ever expected, especially for something that's been promoted, for the most part, only through this site and viral word of mouth.

If by chance you haven't nabbed your own copy of Dead Star Twilight, all you have to is click here (or click the link in the right-hand sidebar) and follow the instructions to have a PDF file of the book immediately downloaded to your computer for your own personal use. You can print it, read it off your laptop, or transfer it to a portable device; whatever works best for you.

Please keep in mind that it's your book purchases and donations that have kept this site going for the past year or so -- and that every bit of support that's come in has been appreciated by your humble narrator in ways he could never properly express.

I hope you'll continue to make my little experiment in online self-publishing a success.

For those new to DXM who have no idea what the hell I'm talking about when I bring up Dead Star Twilight, I've posted a few links to various excerpts -- as well as the unofficial iTunes soundtrack -- below. Take a look and if you like what you see, buy yourself the complete book.

DST: Ship of Fools/2.22.08

DST: Welcome to the Monkey House/6.4.07

DST: The Ex Files/6.7.07

DST: Imperfect Strangers/8.30.07

DST: With Love and Resentment, Your Past/9.5.07

DST: No Place Like Home/9.29.08

DST: Listening Post: Memoir Edition/1.27.08

DST: Soundtrack/4.7.08

We now return you to your regularly scheduled nonsense.


Matt said...

It's funny Chez. I just bought a copy for my scottish buddy who was at my brother's birthday. He and his girlfriend are eager to read it. I'm probably gonna flip back through it on my flight to Chicago as well.

Riles said...

Terrific timing. I'm reading your book now and was searching for the soundtrack on DXM and iTunes and couldn't find it.

Anonymous said...

whose legs? they are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

when i'm finished with school in the spring and have time for leisure reading, i want to get your book.

Anonymous said...

Glad sales are up!

Chez said...

They've actually been pretty steady since the big surge at the beginning. But every once in a while I get a spike, which is nice.

cgwalt said...

Glad to hear about the spikeage.
For all y'all out there who haven't got a copy .... try it, you'll like it.

legs pic?? oh dear, nice pins. nice pins indeed.

Alice said...

I'm laughing because I'm apparently not the only one who's read and re-read DST.

...which brings to mind something else I think I forgot to mention the first time I gave you accolades - did I ever tell you that I manage a pay-day loan store?


DST confirms what I always knew in the back of my mind about most of my customers, so thank you.

Chez said...

That's damn funny. I don't owe you money, do I?

RSI said...

I read your book... I was debating buying it but then when Pajiba recommended it, I couldn't resist. I found it fascinating, and read it in an afternoon.

I would love for you to write a book about your experiences with your brain tumor and your recovery. As a nurse, your words touched me and humbled me. I have also been a patient in the ICU, and when I left the ICU, I felt like something had happened to me emotionally, like something was taken from me, or like something had changed in me emotionally. I can't explain it, and I don't know what it was. I would love for you with your eloquence to help explain what really goes on, because I am afraid that these experiences are happening to many of my patients. We in medicine need to figure out how to change things, how to make the experience less traumatic, more humanizing, and somehow give our patients the support they need before, during, and after to minimize the stress reaction that seems to occur down the road.

Would love any suggestions you have about how we can do better. And, someday, please write a book about your journey from diagnosis to your current struggle with uncooperative hormones.

I wish you, the beautiful Jane, and the wondrous Inara well. You are a fascinating, gifted, wonderful writer. Thank you for the window into your life!