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.

Son of the Black Sword Tour Dates (update)
Son of the Black Sword give away and Twitter chat

29 thoughts on “Next BOOK BOMB, mark your calendars, November 3rd. Mike Kupari, Her Brother’s Keeper”

  1. 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”.

    1. 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.

    1. 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? 😛

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

    /me: pictures Larry storming the amazon campus.

    :: snickers ::

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. I’m assuming that Amazon doesn’t include 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.)

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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