It has been a busy time here on multiple fronts.
The book is doing shockingly well. Reviews are going up all over the blogosphere, and a bunch of folks have already pounded through the book, and they only just barely got them. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that.
Book stuff I’ve posted about, but there is more than that. There will be a huge announcement from FBMG in the next week. We’re living the rock & roll dream around here, but that is for an upcoming post. But let’s just say that we’re going to be doing something really cool, and it is about friggin’ time.
I’m finally feeling better after 10 days of being totally wiped out. That was one nasty bug. At least the antibiotics are working at last. I’m still tired, pasty, and half out of it, but that is a lot better than last week. Plus I easily beat Tom Morello on medium on Guitar Hero III, so I know I’m getting better.
My wife and I went to the symphony Saturday night. I haven’t done that since college. It was really good. Atomicferret and Nick the Intern got us tickets for Christmas, AND that included the two of them babysitting. Somehow the Minions survived, and my spawn didn’t burn down the house, so all in all, it was a good night.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve gotten a ton more orders. I have about 60 books on hand, but I only have about ten or so patches. The patches will be first come, first serve.
I have no idea how many books I’ve sold on Amazon, or what’s going on over there, but apparently it is doing pretty good. I’m not sure how they calculate their best sellers, but the highest I’ve been so far is in the 7,000s, which is a lot better than the 60,000 something that I started at.
As of 10:00 this morning, all preordered copies of Monster Hunter International have been shipped!
I was supposed to have them all out yesterday, but my truck broke down, and I had to tow it into the shop. Next thing you know, I get stuck with a $1,400 bill. Plus I had to get a prescription for antibiotics to clear up this bug that I’m on, and I discovered that my new self-employed insurance cost A LOT more when it comes to prescriptions. By the time I limped my half-dead, and broke carcass into the shop, there was no way I was going to make it to the post office before close. So yesterday pretty much sucked.
I’ve still got about 80 copies of MHI here, and about a dozen patches if anybody wants them. Other than that, the book is now available on Amazon.com.
Once you guys read it, feel free to post an honest review. I can take it. There are only two reviews up so far, but one is from Matt Bracken, author of Enemies Foreign and Domestic, (which is an excellent read) and Matt liked MHI. If you haven’t checked out EFaD I recommend it.
So far I’m like number 60,000 and something on the best seller list. I figure I can probably do a little bit better than that.
I got some out today, the rest go out tomorrow. The last 3 cases arrived from the publisher today. I’m now listed on Amazon, which is really kind of cool.
My wife called me at work. The first four cases arrived today. I’ll be shipping out preorders as fast as I can.