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Next BOOK BOMB, mark your calendars, November 3rd. Mike Kupari, Her Brother’s Keeper

The next Monster Hunter Nation BOOK BOMB is going to be on November 3rd, for Mike Kupari’s solo debut sci-fi novel, Her Brother’s Keeper.

I’m going to try something a little different on this one. Now that Amazon has instituted a long delay (I’m guessing it is about 8 hours) before the sales rank changes, it has made it harder to get that awesome, wild west, crazy swing vibe that we used to get with BBs. And now the high point spike arrives in the middle of the night, when most people in North America are asleep.

So this time I’m actually going to stick up the BB post on the 2nd. The physical book actually officially releases on the 3rd. That’s our official date. So instead of having a 24 hour book bomb, it will be more like a 36 hour book bomb. That way hopefully we’ll see the cool number spike that day like we used to, instead of the day after.

I’m going to be on book tour during this, so I’ll update as much as I can. I’ll actually be in Seattle that day, but I should still be able to jump in occasionally to update the stats.

And please tell your friends and spread the word. I want this one to be a good one. Mike Kupari is a good man, one of my best friends, a damned good author, a vet, a retired EOD Tech, and if the purpose of Book Bombs is to give a deserving author who could really use a publicity boost, a boost, then Mike is the guy. Because life has kicked him in the nuts a few times, and this debut solo novel is an amazing opportunity to launch a great career.

Not to mention, the book is REALLY GOOD. I was one of the alpha readers. Honestly, what it most reminds me of is David Drake’s The Voyage (that is a good thing). It is an unabashed, people go into space and DO STUFF novel. It is world hopping space opera, where rocket ships land on their jets as God and Robert Heinlein intended.

So mark your calendars. The afternoon of the 2nd I’ll post the links, and then we’ll see how much of a boost we can give Mike.

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Clint
Guest

Do pre-orders count for the opening day sales bump, or should we wait until the 2nd to order?

Typo in the Amazon author biography: “nonovelist”.

Ron
Guest

Based on what he’s said about how book sales work in the past, either order late in the day on the 2nd or early on the 3rd. The monster swing in the numbers is what counts in getting the attention of people.

mousekt2
Guest

But I already bought it… 🙁

Wes S.
Guest

Me too. I’m hoping there’ll be a sequel.

mousekt2
Guest

I really liked how big and mysterious he made the universe feel. I wouldn’t be amiss to sequel either.

Matthew Bowman
Guest

You’re bombing an EOD tech. Tsk.

junior
Guest

That’s what I was going to note. Is Larry sure that Mike’s not going to feel a sudden need to defuse this bomb? 😛

David Krum
Guest

“I’ll actually be in Seattle that day…”

/me: pictures Larry storming the amazon campus.

:: snickers ::

Dave H
Guest

It’s a pity Larry’s tetsubo is too big to fit in his carry-on bag.

DanB
Guest

this is why you keep more than one, and you FedEx one to your hotel before you go.

Michael "Knight of the Cross" Carpenter
Guest
Michael "Knight of the Cross" Carpenter

I would love to get signed versions of Mike Kupari’s books for two reasons: 1) They’re awesome and 2) I’m a fellow Yooper. Represent! Will he be doing any signings?

BigFire
Guest

Hum. What about Kindle? Do I hold off until November 3 to order the book on Kindle?

Bruce
Guest

Just finished it night before last. Good book, enjoyed it quite a bit. Lots of world building, so I would expect to see more books set in this world in the future.

Old NFO
Guest

Will do!

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Sigh. Something else for the to-read pile.

So many books, so little time . . .

Susan
Guest

And frankly, no one deserves a Book BOMB more than a former EOD tech

Kevin Pebley
Guest

I’m assuming that Amazon doesn’t include Audible.com purchases in their rankings, but I’ll hold off until the 3rd to pick it up in audiobook form in addition to purchasing of the physical copy on the 2nd. (Actually, I think I’ll pick up copies for each of my kids as a follow-on to introducing them to MHI.)

Brian Niemeier
Guest

Any idea how buying the physical book vs. the Kindle version affects the rankings?

Bruce
Guest

I wasn’t going to buy it, but ‘reminds me of David Drake’s The Voyage‘? One of SF’s top two action writers compares it to something by the other guy? I bought it.

NukemHill
Guest

Wasn’t sure where to post this, so I’ll drop it here:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/10/after-receiving-threats-sxsw-cancels-panel-about-online-harassment/

My irony meter just exploded.

Bill S
Guest

I have it on my wishlist at Baen. I’ll buy on 11/3, he’ll still get paid.

Gbm
Guest

Look what I found at Amazon.

Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge Hardcover – August 2, 2016
by Larry Correia (Author), John Ringo (Author)

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Hunter-Memoirs-Larry-Correia/dp/1476781494/

IAmDevinThomas
Guest

I’ve never pre-ordered 9 months in advance before, but I just might have to….

Dr. Bindy (f/k/a Knighthawk)
Guest
Dr. Bindy (f/k/a Knighthawk)

Larry, you are always so gracious with your promotion of other authors. Was wondering if you’d be willing to push for a book bomb of for a friend of mine, author Justin Bell, and his book The Fog of Dreams. It is a werewolf story, of sorts, and is available for just a few hours more for $0.99 on Kindle. Justin’s start reminds me a lot of your own, and he is also heavily invested in another hobby I know you share some interests in – G.I. Joe.

richard mcenroe
Guest

Larry, Black Sword just got praised over at Instapundit!

Michael Carpenter
Guest

Five days to launch and “Her Brother’s Keeper” is already doing pretty well:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#1225 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military
#1259 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
#1993 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction

IAmDevinThomas
Guest

Bought! Looking forward to it, Mike!

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