Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cracked the Top Ten!

See what a little buzz can do?

I mentioned the other day that Amazon is giving free downloads of the Kindle edition of my book, Magnificent Mistakes, this weekend. (Well, it was yesterday, but we've extended the giveaway another day, for reasons I'm about to go into.) Well, I never thought we'd crack the top 2,000 overall list, much lest the top 1,000 free books on Kindle. At the moment, though, Magnificent Mistakes sits at #910. And, better still, the book has climbed into the Top Ten Short Stories list.

Hello, Junot Diaz! Hi, Stephen King, how's it going? Hey there, literary greats, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, and Molly Ringwald! And oh, Tim O'Brien. Hi. How goes the carrying? You should maybe set those things down soon, eh? It's been a while. 

Also, it's nice to see Magnificent Mistakes two spots above its arch-rival, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter, Part 1, by Jennifer Malone Wright, and two slots below its spirit animal, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

Just goofing around here, but I aim to enjoy the moment while it lasts. The book reverts to its regular (low!) price at $2.99 soon. Grab the freebie while you can! Oh, and there's still a paperback, if you're into that sort of thing.

UPDATE: Magnificent Mistakes has fallen to #10, and its arch-rival, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part 1, has risen again to #8.

The night is dark and full of terrors.

SECOND UPDATE: After falling to #21 on Monday morning, the book climbed back to #2 in short stories and #120 overall as of Tuesday morning at 6:00. The important question is this: Why am I awake already? Oh, hey, my free book is ALMOST as popular as Charlotte Bronte's free book. And to think of the head start she's had! 

Earlier, M.M. cracked the "Top 100 Free in Kindle" list. At the top of the page it says "Best Sellers in Kindle Store." I would have guessed that the universe's top online retail outlet would know the meaning of the word "sell." Guess not. Learn something new every day. "Hi, Jane Eyre! Howdy, Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, and Herman Melivlle! Whassup, Because You Are Mine Part VIII: Because I Am Yours?"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fahrenheit Four-Fifty-FUN!

To celebrate my book's first birthday, we're giving away the hot-(not)-off-the-presses Kindle edition of Magnificent Mistakes for free this Saturday. The regular price isn't bad, either, at $3.99. Please download the book and spread the word far and wide. Many thanks!

You can still order the paperback here and here, and you can get a signed copy directly from me, if you're interested. I'd offer to sign your Kindle, too, but that seems a bit complicated, not to mention destructive. 

Give the book a shot, and please tell some friends. We're doing this to generate some much-needed buzz. Every little bit helps!