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BOOK BOMB! Witchy Eye by Dave Butler

It is BOOK BOMB time!

This month’s book is Witchy Eye from Dave Butler.

The purpose of a BOOK BOMB is to get as many people as possible to buy the same book on the same day. That gets it to go up in the sales rankings on Amazon as much as possible. The higher it gets, the more eyes see it, the more new readers check it out. Success breeds success, and the most important thing is that the author GETS PAID. So please check it out, and if you like it, tell your friends and spread the word.

I use Amazon for this because it has an hourly updating sales rank and half the fun is seeing how high we can make it go, but if you want to buy it from your local store, or Barnes and Noble, or whatever, that’s great because the author still GETS PAID. And the whole point is to get a deserving author with a quality book new fans.

Many of my regular readers might recognize Dave Butler (it helps that he is 6’12” and has a mustache like unto Tom Selleck) because I’ve mentioned him here before. He’s a really talented author. Previously I plugged his Rock Band Fights Evil series, but I got to read an advance copy of Witchy Eye and it is superb.

Witchy Eye has a really interesting setting, early American fantasy. Basically it is an epic fantasy story set in the really early 1800s with a magical alternative history. I’ve read a few other books where the author tried that kind of setting (most famous is Orson Scott Card’s Alvin Maker series) but I liked this better. Besides the setting, it’s got solid characters you can root for, and it moves at a good clip. It was one of the more interesting fantasy novels I’ve read recently.

And it helps that Dave is about the nicest guy possible, so I’m really hoping he sells a truckload of books.

Throughout the Book Bomb I’ll be checking back in to update the stats. As of right now (Monday night) we are at:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,795 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

The reason I’m starting the BOOK BOMB tonight and running it all day tomorrow is that Amazon has put in like a 12 hour delay before sales start registering on its rankings. So we start selling stuff tonight, by tomorrow it should be ticking upward. And like I said, watching the rank change is half the fun. 🙂

EDIT: As of this morning we are up about 100,000 places.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

 

EDIT: Still moving on up.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,474 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

 

And something I forgot to mention, after you read the book, leave an honest review. That really helps the author get seen.

 EDIT: Lunch time update, still moving up

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT: It is after 2:00 mountain time, and looking good.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,052 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT: For the dinner crowd, still moving up

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,812 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT: And the next morning we are at

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Next BOOK BOMB, March 7th, Witchy Eye by Dave Butler
Lawson
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Lawson
1 month 21 days ago

Summary looks interesting. I will have to wait to get off work before I can decide to get it or not. I see that it says all day in the blog, but is there a hard stopping point a time where you most want us to buy it?

jic
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jic
1 month 21 days ago

“it helps that he is 6’12” and has a mustache like unto Tom Selleck”

That’s a really strange way to say he’s 7′ tall.

Pugmak
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Pugmak
1 month 21 days ago

Emboughtened it.

The only other books I’ve read in the setting of Witchy Eye are Drake’s Old Nathan and the Alvin Maker series mentioned in the OP.

I enjoyed those and have been looking for more in that sort of world build.

Darren
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1 month 21 days ago

The Patriot Witch by C.C. Finlay was pretty good, although I liked Old Nathan better.

Jill
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Jill
1 month 19 days ago

The book you mentioned sounded interesting. It’s out of print now, but Amazon has used copies of The Patriot Witch and its two sequels for sale. Thanks for the tip!

snelson134
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snelson134
1 month 14 days ago

There’s also Katherine Kimbriel’s Night Calls trilogy, which I recommend highly.

Niko
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1 month 21 days ago

Done! I’ll start reading it after my re-read of ‘A Boy and his Tank,’ and post a review when complete.

Old NFO
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1 month 21 days ago

Got it!

Alan
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Alan
1 month 20 days ago

Just bought it

Kevin P.
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Kevin P.
1 month 20 days ago

Done. I’ve read Alvin Maker but it wasn’t really on my list of favorites, so I was hesitant to order this one. After reading the description, though, I snagged the hardcover.

Vivian Lane
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Vivian Lane
1 month 20 days ago

Awesome that you do this, Larry. Recent comer here. More I see, more I like you. 🙂

Doug Northcote
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Doug Northcote
1 month 20 days ago

Got my copy late last night, reading/review (5 star, of course, its Baen so it has to be good), almost didn’t hit it on the day of. was about midnight mountain time.

Old NFO
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1 month 20 days ago

That’s some nice movement! 🙂 Starting the book tonight!!!

Elmdorprime
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Elmdorprime
1 month 20 days ago

I bought it, but now I’m wondering if Dave has Tom Selleck eyebrows to go with the mustache (everyone underestimates the eyebrows.)

SingleSky
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SingleSky
1 month 19 days ago

Bought it this morning and I haven’t been able to put it down since. Absolutely engrossing world-building at every angle.

Jim C
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Jim C
1 month 18 days ago

Cutting into my ammo budget…

gbm
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gbm
1 month 2 days ago

Started Witchy Eye is is great!

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