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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.


firefly! that's your commanding officer!underdebate on February 12th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
I applaud you. <3 I have a handful of friends who have either just recently finished book 1 or are partway through, and upon notification of your plight, they've all assured me they will be buying Roadkill as soon as is physically possible. Nightlife is pretty damn convincing.
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
Online doesn't count. It has to be a real bookstore with real people in it...not in the Matrix. NYT doesn't count online sales. Thanks for spreading the news w/Nightlife!
Jackiecoffeeisgod on February 12th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Gah! I get a reviewer's copy!! IS THERE NO GOD??
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
No, as I was robbed of my 48 cents. If you loved me, you'd go buy a real one. :(
(no subject) - coffeeisgod on February 13th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
mskiaramskiara on February 12th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Just one small question...
If I happen to go by my local Borders and they have it on the shelf a couple of days early, is that going to screw your numbers (and my chance at chapter #1 of book 6)? IE, do I *have* to make myself wait until the 2nd?

I will also be telling everyone I've already convinced to start reading Cal & Niko to pick up the book asap after 3/2.

P.S. - Is it March yet?
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: Just one small question...
On 3/2 please. And for your friends 3/2 through 3/6 is the only time that truly helps me. Does have to be at a real bookstore. NYT doesn't count online sales. Thanks for spreading the love!
Re: Just one small question... - herverylowness on February 13th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Katy: {quote} I believe in dragons n perfect mx2xbandgeekx2x on February 12th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I was just about to say I AM SO ON THIS, I just need to beg for a ride that week. Then I realized that the Borders Express in my poor college town CLOSED. *cries* I'll have to see if I can bully my parents into purchasing it for me.
moonsanitymoonsanity on February 13th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
So we buy it from on any day from March 2 thru the 6th, and scan the receipt...then take a picture of spiffy selves with the book itself....got it. What if we order it online one of those days? Is that the same or not?

Would you like us to twitter, blog etc starting the 2nd too? Not for a contest, just to help.
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Sorry, no. Onlines don't count. I don't know why they don't count, but you have to buy them from an actual store. Crazy shit and who makes up these rules, but I guess it might be because you're competing with new releases in the store, not every book ever made as in with online stores
(no subject) - moonsanity on February 13th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
hlnkid on February 13th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Sounds like a deal to me! I planned on buying it March 2 anyway...assuming one of the B&N stores near my work in DC carries it. And they usually do keep your books in stock. I likey this!
draoi_mistress: pic#67247772draoi_mistress on February 13th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)

I will definitely buy Roadkill on March 2nd and although I would LOVE an advanced copy of 'Cal 6,' I don't think I can send you a picture of my holding the book and receipt (I'm saving for an SLR digital model). I may be able to scan the receipt and email it off to you, though. Would that work?

robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
scanning works, has to be a real bookstore, not online, and it's only a peek at chapter one of Cal 6. Not the whole book! I haven't even finished it yet. :)
(no subject) - draoi_mistress on February 13th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
deej1957deej1957 on February 13th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
I buy it on line for my eReader AND I buy the actual paper thingie *G* from B&N. March 2nd, I'm there. Sigh. No I'm not, march 2 is a Tuesday and B&N is 60 miles away. So-- March 6th on Saturday I'm there.
walktheboat: Lady Gaga Orbitwalktheboat on February 13th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Do we get extra points for posing creatively with our receipt? Lol.
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Actually if it is sufficiently creative and makes me laugh, yep, I'll throw in a signed something or another
liseli: Will read <3liseli on February 13th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm just hoping my Borders/B&N puts it out on time, but I'll be checking everyday until I get it. I'm sure somewhere in NYC they'll have it! I'm rereading Deathwish now in anticipation.
Jenniferrikunghts on February 13th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Renee-chan: Gravi -- determined -- sunrise.aoaki.netrchan on February 13th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
I heard an author mention once that it was better to buy the book from one store than another (think it was B&N v. Borders). Does it matter?

And if you order the book before 3/2 to make sure they have a copy for you, is it still OK as long as the actual purchase is on 3/2?

*wants to makes sure she gets it right* ^_^
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
I prefer B&N, simply because they tend to backstock the rest of my series a little better. But B&N or Borders are both good
rosetowerrosetower on February 13th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
i'm so ready for march. ^_^
herverylowness: Deadpool Loves Little Yellow Boxesherverylowness on February 13th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
You know I will be all over this one! Oh as a way to keep the first chapter from leaking out, perhaps you could put it in an Adobe Acrobat file? Many can be locked so they are read only and you are unable to copy and paste the text.
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
Really? I did not know this. Hmmm. Rocking your icon, especially as my DEADPOOL spandex came from China yesterday. Watch out SDCC...I shall slay with weapons, wit, and a small amount of brain damage.
(no subject) - reneekytokorpi on March 16th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
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emma_petersen on February 13th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
I supposed I could buy it but just this once. And I supposed I could buy another 2 copies to give away on my blog but just this once as well.
robgoodfellarobgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Being that I never saw the invisible dick in the box on your site, it's the least you could do. :>
(no subject) - emma_petersen on February 13th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - robgoodfella on February 13th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)