Monster Hunter Nation

BOOK BOMB! The Lawdog Files

Book Bomb time once again, and this is a really special one.

 

I’ve known the Lawdog for about twenty years now. He was one of the original alpha readers for my first book because we were both moderators on the same gun forum. Ian is a great guy.

As a small town Texas cop he used to post these funny true life stories, and they were hilarious. Seriously, the guy has a gift. Some of these stories have become internet legend, like the amorous armadillo, the pink gorilla suit, and the shootout with Santa.

After nearly two decades of us bugging him, Lawdog has finally written a book!

It was another mutual friend, Peter Grant’s idea that I write a forward. I was happy to do so, because Lawdog is funny, talented, and has a way with words that can be making you laugh one minute, and punching you in the feels the next. I’m so glad he finally put together a book.

It is only in eBook now, but a physical book is coming later. Also, there is another book planned about his childhood in Africa, and then I’ve heard rumors that he is actually going to try and write some fiction. And that I’ve got to see.

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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.

In this case, today is the official release, but word leaked out last week, and people went nuts on this book. It is already a bestseller. Which is great, because Ian is funny as hell, and deserves as many readers as possible. So now we are going to pile on.

EDIT: As of right now here are the stats

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

As you can see, already looking pretty damned good. Go Lawdog!

Additional note that I forgot, that internet thread where I found the opening quote for MHI? LInes I’d Like to Hear in a Horror Movie Someday? Started by Lawdog. 😀

EDIT 2: It’s still climbing, and that’s got nothing to do with this yet.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 3: Top 300. Damn. Go, Lawdog!

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 4: Top 200! The Dog is kicking ass and taking names! 😀

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 5: BOOM!  #1 in all his genres.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

To put this accomplishment into perspective, True Crime is a very competitive genre. The previous #1 is from a big deal author, who has been #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, the book has been reviewed in places like the NYT, USA Today, Time, and the Wall Street Journal, and it’s currently #19 on the very big deal Amazon Most Read List.

By the way the blurb for Killers of the Flower Moon actually makes it sound really interesting so I’ll probably snag a copy. Once we’re done competing with him, obviously 🙂

Now the question, can the Dog make it into the Top 100? Tell your friends and let’s go for double digits! 😀

 

EDIT 6: Oh man, still climbing. We are at the verge of breaking into the Top 100 of all books on Amazon.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 7: TOP ONE HUNDRED!

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

That is a big deal right there, folks. Well freaking done.

Plus Lawdog is #1 in the very competitive Humor & Entertainment category. And #4 in Books: Humor… Which means with just an eBook he is right behind guys with eBooks, physical books, audio books, and big marketing pushes like Kevin Hart and Al Franken. And Al Franken is a US Senator and alleged comedian who got a whole auditorium to shill to while I was at Book Expo. Lawdog just had his blog, some rowdy friends on the internet, and a cadre of manatees. 😀

But we’ve already seen before that the Monster Hunter Nation is equivalent to most big publisher’s whole marketing departments.  You guys rock.

NEXT MORNING EDIT: I went to bed, but according to people who stayed awake last night the Lawdog Files got to be the #87 bestselling eBook on all of Amazon. Good work, everybody.

Free sample stories and eARC for The Monster Hunter Files anthology are available now
Question about my Texas book signings
TXRed
Guest

Got it, read it, laughed so hard the cat is still sulking.

tweell
Member

Already purchased, devoured and reviewed. I’d read some of his stories before, but there were a few I hadn’t seen.

Doothy Grant
Guest

Yay! I was waiting for the book bomb to get it, and now it’s mine all mine!

Peter Grant
Guest

The TFL “Lines I’d like to see in a horror movie” thread is at:

https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87258

Still a classic! Perhaps my favorite line:

“Sir, near as we can tell, the pyscho crashed something called a ‘TFL Meet’, fired up his chainsaw, and wound up catching more bullets than went through the last four John Woo movies.”

🙂

Achillea
Guest

Bought, and with unladylike glee.

Aimee Morgan
Guest

Ordered it first thing this morning, and I am very proud of myself for not skipping work to read it. ‘Cause that would be wrong. Wouldn’t it?

Bruce Strange
Guest

Done. When the physical copy comes out, I’m going to have to get my Dad a copy. He was an assistant District Attorney of a mostly county here in Texas and he will get a kick out of it. Thanks for sharing.

Codex
Guest

Ditto. Hope it comes out in time for Birthday. I think it’s one of the few books he can still read and enjoy.

CMB
Guest

Got it on the UK site.

BigFire
Guest

Bought. I’ll read ’em later.

DeadHeadDiver
Guest

Bought it. I’ll read it as soon as I finish Witchy Eye.
Larry – I know you do these book bombs to help out newer writers, but I’ve really come to appreciate getting introduced to new authors, and after only a few I know that if it has the Correia Stamp of Approval (TM) I’ll enjoy it, even if it’s in a genre I don’t normally read.
I thank you, although my wallet may have other ideas.

Codex
Guest

Just got my copy and am up to Chapter 15. Thanks to everyone who encouraged Mr. Law Dog to put his stories into print.

Bruce
Guest

Just bought it. Don’t know if the six-foot chickens have six feet in the ‘eighteen toes’ sense or if they are just shortness-challenged, but either will be good.

John Cunningham
Guest

Just bought it but cannot read it till 2200 tonight when I go off shift

DewsMcClain
Guest

Typo alert: “It was another mutual friend, Peter Grant’s idea that I write a forward”

Surely *forward* should be *foreword*?

Brian Niemeier
Guest

Been looking forward to this one 🙂

Joe in PNG
Guest

Got it, read it last night.

Jeff Weimer
Guest

I’ve been looking for something to read while I wait eagerly for Siege to drop non-eARC, so an inexpensive humorous short story collection in a Book Bomb sounds just about right.

Pogonip
Guest

I’m in! I’ve been a Lawdog reader for years. Not only is he as funny as Patrick McManus, he named a chapter in his book after me.

Scot
Guest

Killers of the Flower Moon is on my must read list also. I am from the area and have know about the backstory for a long time. What they say about truth being stranger than fiction certainly would apply here. I will check out Lawdogs book

Kevin P.
Guest

Grabbed a copy. Glad I saw the Update on twitter or I would have missed it. I’ll grab a physical copy when it’s available.

Doug Northcote
Guest

Got it! I’m in the middle of “The Longest Con” still, man I’m reading slow for me…

Back to the salt mines.

mark
Guest

Way off-topic but I though all you re-loaders out there might enjoy this: http://www.michaelyon-online.com/iraq-how-i-got-the-ammo-to-shoot-at-the-al-qaeda-guy.htm#comments

Shadowdancer
Guest

*gets link to send to my hubby*

TWS
Guest

This is a great book. Funny, easy to read, and if your a small-town, cop true to life. No one can beat the pink gorilla story.

Wes S.
Guest

Ordered. Good Lord, I really hope he does the Africa book; just thinking about the trebuchet and ratel stories is enough to make me burst out in laughter . . . And a Lawdog urban fantasy reportedly in the works, too.

Dan Lane
Guest

Now #101 in Paid Kindle, according to my latest look. Go Dog, go!

Jeff Weimer
Guest

#92 at 10:23 PM EDT!

Achievement unlocked!

Kristophr
Guest

Got it. Buy harder folks.

The fact that Vox Day’s house is publishing it is just icing on the cake.

Ben C
Guest

10:56 pm central time
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87 Paid in Kindle Store

JohninMd.(Help!?!!)
Guest

This is all well deserved by the Dawg, glad you helped push his book, Larry….

richard mcenroe
Guest

Book Bomb Away! Waiting on my Kindle(s).

richard mcenroe
Guest

Book Bomb Away! Waiting on my kindle(s).

Stuart the Viking
Guest

I didn’t know you were planning a book bomb on this one… but I bought it as soon as I found out it was out which happily fell on book bomb day. I have a to-read pile a mile thick, but I’m planning on cheating this one up to the top of the pile as soon as I finish my current read.

Jeff Weimer
Guest

Still (barely) in the top 100 (#99) at 11:55 AM EDT.

Jeff Weimer
Guest

Next day, the 18th.

Old NFO
Guest

Made it to a high of 82 early this morning. Your fans definitely helped put Lawdog over the top! 🙂

Eccentric Cowboy
Guest

Larry, you and LD serious inspirations. I’m currently a nobody crawling along working dirt jobs, but I don’t plan on staying that way. Somehow, some way, I’m gonna be like you guys! Only got a few indie books under my belt, but I’m hoping that they’ll grow. 🙂
Haven’t bought LD’s book yet on account of an anorexic wallet, but I’ll grab it sooner or later!

Keep writing, keep helping, keep getting paid. 🙂

And if I might be so permitted, I’d like to try piggybacking on this success train with a minor piece of my own.
http://amzn.to/2uczPMS

Shadowdancer
Guest

Got it a couple of days ago, haven’t had a chance to read yet, but hoping you’ll book bomb his next book too; that man’s got a gift for storytelling. Hope I can get the physical book at Book Depository because then I can also buy copies for my relatives. *gleeeeeee*

Darryl
Guest

Heard about it and bought the evening of the book bomb. It’s since been sitting until I cleared some other books off my list. I read the first couple of stories this evening, and I’ve really enjoyed them. Thanks for the heads-up.

Dr. Biochemiker
Guest

I got it. I read it. I enjoyed it. I laughed, I cried, it moved me, Larry! Already pre-ordered his next book, the LawDog Files: African Adventures!

You are right that Killers of the Flower Moon looks like something that is worth reading. I suspect my reaction will be similar to when I read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, deeply disturbed and angry that it happened.

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