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12 February 2010 @ 01:00 pm

As those who follow authors know, publicity is scarce (unless you're blowing someone really, really important. I spend more on publicity than I *make* from these books.) So although Deathwish made #26 NYT last year, there is no guarantee Roadkill will do as well (or better...and we really need better. Much, much better.) So as an incentive to those die-hard fans, you buy Roadkill between March 2nd (day of release) and March 6th (Saturday), I'll will send you the first chapter of Cal Book 6. I want a picture of the receipt sent to me with the date of that week and I'll have to figure out a way that you and only you get this. Because if you guys share and screw me out of my numbers/ranking/48 cents, it doesn't help my career in the slightest.

And let me tell you this...Roadkill is good fun...but the first chapter of Cal 6 will blow your fucking mind. I'm going all out on this one and...heh...no more hints, but it's goooooooooooooood.

Remember: Roadkill...March 2nd-March 6th. Email pic of receipt and you holding the book looking happy (maybe I'll make a collage.)  And, people, if Roadkill doesn't do as well as Deathwish, it will leave me in an awkward position (mentally and negotiation wise.) Don't let the boys down.  They've never let us down. 

*****ADDENDUM: Books cannot be purchased online for this win of a peek of Cal Book 6 Chapter One (which kicks such ass that I even think it kicks ass and I typically want to burn my books for not being good enough when I'm done.) Why doesn't NYT count online sales, I don't know. Maybe because in the real bookstores in the real world you're only competing with other new releases. In online world you compete with every book ever written carried by the online store.

Has to be from a real store that exists outside the Matrix. One you can touch and where there are live people and you can buy ludicrously overpriced coffee. B&N, Borders, BAM, etc.


robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 14th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Damn
As it's not supposed to be released until March 2nd, you probably have plenty of time to cancel the order and buy it in a bookstore. Seriously, people, Amazon is the *death* of new release rankings. It's where they go to be brutally butchered.
meluisinemeluisine on February 16th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
Re: Damn
cancelled my pre-order online and i admit i died a little on the inside, but with all the hype about the peek i think it will fill in for the death of my love for snail mail book orders.