Today we are Book Bombing the three suggested novellas from the Sad Puppies slate. These are novellas that the Evil Legion of Evil thinks are great, and should be considered for fancy awards. No gimmicks, no BS, just awesome stuff.
How a Book Bomb works is that we try to get as many people to buy them off of Amazon in the same day. Because they have a rolling average best seller list that updates hourly, this causes the book to move up the list. The higher it gets, the more people outside the Book Bomb see it, and check it out too. Success breeds success, and best of all, the author GETS PAID.
And all authors should have GET PAID on their mission statement.
Throughout the day I’ll update the sales rankings. This is Very Special Book Bomb because someone accused me and Brad of trying to get people to vote without reading the works. On the contrary, that misses the point. These are good, so we want you to read them, and if you don’t read them, how does the author GET PAID?
First up, John C. Wright, who I think is one of the greatest wordsmiths alive. The man is brilliant.
by John C Wright
Our next recommendation is Tom Kratman, who makes me look like a big softie. He’s also a bad ass writer, and I think this is one of the best things he’s ever done.
by Tom Kratman
On our third Sad Puppies novella nominee we ran into an issue. Our nominated story by Arlan Andrews was originally published in a magazine that we couldn’t sell on Amazon. Brad contacted the author, and he was kind enough to say that he would be willing to email a free copy to anybody who asked him for it.
If you would like a free copy of the Sad Puppies recommended story, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will give it to you.
However nice that is of him, that does not make the author GET PAID, so here is something that he does have available for sale on Amazon that you can try out in addition to the free one.
by Arlan Andrews Sr
Right now the stories are at the following ranks:
One Bright Star to Guide Them: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,731 Paid in Kindle Store
Big Boys Don’t Cry: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,018 Paid in Kindle Store
Flow: No idea, it is free. Go get it.
And the non-Sad Puppies, but author should get paid entry:
Other Heads: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403,337 Paid in Kindle Store
EDIT: to add, I forgot to say, please tell your friends. Repost, reblog, tweet, whatever it is you are into. The key to Book Bombs is spreading the word. Thank you. 🙂
EDIT 2: Well, apparently Amazon changed its methods, so after a whole day of the rank not moving at all, late last night (after everybody quit looking at bestseller lists) they finally started updating, so, thanks a lot Amazon. If you’d left it normal I could have sold a couple hundred more books for you.
But after that, long after everybody in the US had gone to sleep, Amazon FINALLY started updating the day’s sales. And this Book Bomb was a massive success
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
And for Andrews, keeping in mind this isn’t even the work we’re pushing for the Hugo nom
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Again, if you are a Sad Puppy voter and you’d like to check out Flow, email Arlan at that address above and he’ll give you a copy to read so you can nominate intelligently.
So, top 500 on ALL of Amazon, for works of SHORT FICTION (which don’t sell nearly as well as books), plus #1 in their genres (except for John, who is up against the cultural institution of Harry Potter!), and I heard the actual stats from Tom and John’s publisher last night, and damn, we moved a shit ton of books. 😀 No. Seriously. Between the two of them it was like 20 really good book signings, or probably 40 average book signings.
This is going to get its own blog post when I have a chance, but I want you to think of something for a moment. I was accused of trying to get the Sad Puppies volunteers to vote stupidly, without reading the works, because I never explicitly came out and specifically said READ BEFORE NOM, (and the reason I didn’t say that was because it was so blatantly obvious and we were making fun of the SJWs for doing just that so I didn’t think I needed to).
But now, with yesterday’s Book Bomb, we not only encouraged you to read our slate, but we made it so that these novellas are now the most widely read items in that category, by far. Suck on that, SJWs.
And more importantly, the authors GET PAID.
EDIT 3: Because it keeps going up, so why not? I told you guys, once you get them up there high enough, they’re seen by new eyes who weren’t part of the Book Bomb to begin with.
One Bright Star to Guide Them
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Big Boys Don’t Cry
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
EDIT AGAIN: What? Still going up? UNPOSSIBLE! Other Heads dropped 10 whole spaces, so I’ll just leave the above cut and paste for that one’s high mark, but let’s be honest now I’m just documenting these out of spite. 🙂
One Bright Star to Guide Them
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Big Boys Don’t Cry
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)