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.


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)


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.

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42 thoughts on “BOOK BOMB! The Lawdog Files”

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

    Surely *forward* should be *foreword*?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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

    Back to the salt mines.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Got it. Buy harder folks.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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*

  19. 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.

  20. 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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