Today we are going to BOOK BOMB John Brown’s Bad Penny!
For those of you who are new to Book Bombs, basically we pick a deserving book, and then have as many people as possible buy it in the same day in order to spike the ratings as high as possible on Amazon. The higher it gets, the more people notice it, the more new readers the author gets. Success makes more success and most importantly the author GETS PAID. (and getting paid should be in every author’s mission statement)
I only recommend books that I think my readers will like, and I really liked Bad Penny. It is a cool thriller about an Army SF vet who screwed up, went to prison, and is now out and trying to go straight. He’s living in small town Wyoming when some old “friends” from prison come to collect on a favor and then everything goes totally nuts. I won’t ruin it for you, but it is a fast paced, really good read. John is a great fantasy author but I think that he does even better with thrillers.
EDIT: Because I’m doing this John has put it on sale so it is only 99 cents today only.
I’ve explained before why I want to plug John Brown. Long story, short, he is one of the more talented authors I know, he had a major deal with one of the biggest publishing houses, our first books came out about the same time, but then his editor hosed him. By the time my fifth book were coming out, they were still making John revise his second book over and over (and a bunch of us read that book, and it was good the way it was, none of us could figure out the endless demands for rewrites). That much time between books in a series is career death, so John got his rights back and now he’s gone independent.
He’s also seriously one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Here is a video of John and I in action teaching creating writing stuff, (after the really inappropriate intro music we have a lot of fun during this) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bS7sSy2GMM&list=PLDA8F38B02B14CCD6
Here is John’s description of Bad Penny:
He’s an ex-con.
He’s trying to go straight.
He is determined to never step foot in a cement box again. Then an old cell mate shows up and puts all that at risk, forcing him to go outside the law to save the one thing he cherishes most.
This was his inspiration: This story was inspired by a fine old brother in my church in Ohio who was one of those salt-of-the-earth folks who also happened to have been at one time a bank robber. When he got out of prison, he determined his life would change. He married a good Methodist girl he met at a church dance, went into the laundry business, and never looked back. It was my privilege to record his life history. Not a single event or detail in this book is about him. But I can tell you that his story deserves a book. Hopefully, my character Frank ends up doing as well in life as he did.
If you don’t do Amazon, Bad Penny is available from Barnes & Noble and Kobo too, which is good because the author GETS PAID, but my main goal of a Book Bomb is to bump a book onto the Amazon bestseller list for that genre so it can get more attention. So buy it wherever it makes you happy because that will still help John out.
Right now the eBook is rated:
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
And the paperback is:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
As we get these bumped up through the day I will post some helpful John Brown FunFacts!
So please tell your friends. Share the link, share the love.
EDIT 2: Somebody asked about John’s other work, this is his independant version of the book he originally released with Tor, but then got the rights back for. It is really good. And the LONG awaited sequel will be out later this year: http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=monshuntnati-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1940427037
EDIT 3: Oh, Amazon and your annoying delays. I miss the old days when the hourly updating sales rank swung wildly back and forth. Now there’s this boring delay. They’ve taken some of the Wild West out of Book Bombs. Now we sell a hundred books and wait four or five hours for anything to start to tick up.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
EDIT: Now we’re talking.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Military
- #19 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Military
EDIT: Top 500. Sweet.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)