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BOOK BOMB! Chuck Dixon’s Bad Times

Today we are Booking Bombing my friend Chuck Dixon’s Bad Times series.

For those of you not familiar with the concept of Book Bombs, that’s where I pick an author who I like who I think deserves a signal/stat boost. Then we all try to get as many people to buy the book on the same day from Amazon in order to spike the ratings, and to get the book as high as possible on their various best seller lists. The higher it gets, the more potential readers notice it, the more new fans the author picks up.

(related note, it was nice to have so many readers thank me for the Book Bombs at LTUE this weekend. I love helping fans find new authors that don’t suck!)

This is a little different than usual because I normally plug the author’s most recent book, but in this case, book number 2 just came out. But I’ve put links to both of them, so if you are new to the series check on #1 first. This is Rangers kicking butt across time and space.

From the synopsis: Four men. Four Days. For the fight of their lives. It was just a walk in the desert to a place 100, 000 years in the past. They thought they knew what to expect but they were wrong. Now a team of scientists is trapped in a world they were not prepared for and can never return from. Their only hope lies in quartet of former US Army Rangers willing to travel to prehistoric Nevada and face unknown horrors and impossible odds bring them home from Bad Times.

Book 1, Cannibal Gold: 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=1493770780

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,440 Paid in Kindle Store

Amazon Best Sellers Rank:  #558,603 in Books

Book 2, Blood Red Tide

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=1495299228

Amazon Best Sellers Rank:  #967,650 in Books

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,314 Paid in Kindle Store

Now many of you are already familiar with Chuck’s writing in comics. If you’ve read Batman or the Punisher, you’ve probably seen his work. If you’ve ever read Nightwing, Chuck created him. If you liked Bane, Chuck created him. And the ultimate creative move of his career, Chuck Dixon is the brilliant mastermind behind GI Joe’s accountant, SPREADSHEET!

Spreadsheet!

Basically, Chuck is a damn good writer who is really good at hooking you, giving you fun characters, and telling you one hell of an adventure story.

Now Chuck has branched out into novels (good storytelling is all the same) and though I know jack about the comic world, I can usually help my friends out a little bit in this one.  It turns out that the comic world is just as politically biased and screwed up with ham fisted message fic as sci-fi/fantasy publishing. It turns out in both businesses writers who put their reader’s entertainment over the special message of the day catch a lot of flak, especially when they’re not ass kissing statists. :)

So today we’re Book Bombing Chuck’s Bad Times series, starting with Cannibal Gold, and followed up by Blood Red Tide. As the day goes on I will keep updating stats. Amazon changed their ranking system last year so we can no longer boot something into the top 10 in the first hour like we used to, and it is more of a slow burn sort of thing. By the late afternoon everything will  register and then it can be pretty nifty.

I’ll keep updating the stats. Please, spread the word and tell your friends. Help support an awesome author.

EDIT 1: We are starting to see a little movement on the charts.

Book 1: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,576 Paid in Kindle Store

Book 2: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,420 Paid in Kindle Store

EDIT 2: Now we’re talking!

Cannibal Gold: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,554 Paid in Kindle Store

Amazon Best Sellers Rank:  #9,647 in Books

Blood Red Tide:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Holy crap, seriously Amazon? Space Marine is an actual genre?

EDIT: Still moving along. Apparently the highest Chuck’s books have gotten before was when the HuffPo wrote an article about him. Today we have beaten the HuffPo. Normally I reserve that for Fiskings. :)

Cannibal Gold: Amazon Best Sellers Rank:  #6,081 in Books

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,071 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Blood Red Tide

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,542 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT: I’m calling this another success. :D

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

And book 2

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT: one last look before bed

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #911 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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20 Comments on "BOOK BOMB! Chuck Dixon’s Bad Times"


Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Got it! Looks like a good read so far. Comments and such were excellent on Amazon.

You’re distracting me from reading Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage Trilogy) by Brian McClellan. Recommended by Howard Tayler on Feb 1st.

And then Dead Six books (yes I’m way behind I know, and I’m ashamed I haven’t read them yet)

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Just bought both, looking forward to diving in!

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

How would one apply for a book bomb? My father and brother just published a non-fiction collection of police stories. Would love to get them some attention.

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Tarl
1 year 4 months ago

Just bought Cannibal Gold.

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Just finished it… I was very satisfied!

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Picked up book one. It sounds pretty nifty.

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Trevor
1 year 4 months ago

Grabbed them both in Kindle edition. This is a pretty good investment, a weeks worth of entertainment for less than a glass of wine at a nice restaurant.
Looking through the other books for Chuck Dixon on Amazon brought back a lot of memories as well. Do you know if he wrote for the Batman when Robin died?

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Kevin Findley
1 year 4 months ago

That was Jim Starlin. It was only a couple of years later that Chuck was asked to write the mini-series that introduced the new Robin (Tim Drake).

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Picked up Cannibal Gold. Sounds like a great read for a sick day!

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Is there any benefit to participating in the Book Bombs via the iBook Store? Not a fan of the Kindle line.

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Andrew MacDonald
1 year 4 months ago

I jumped the gun and bought the book and its sequel last week.

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Doing my bit to help: I’ve been a fan of Chuck’s writing since he did Airboy! for Eclipse Comics. http://www.exurbanleague.com/misfires/2014/02/18/book-bombs-away/

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

It’s always good to beat the HuffPo…. at anything! :-)

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

“Holy crap, seriously Amazon? Space Marine is an actual genre?”

And that’s with nothing from the Black Library being available on Kindle.

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Just got both. they look like great books.