Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Under the Spotlight

Strange Worlds of Lunacy (the anthology containing my story 'The Shoes, the Giant, and the Wizard of...') is today under the spotlight at An Alternative Read, a yahoo group for both writers and readers. Group messages are popping in and out of my inbox by the seconds as the group is very, very active. Hopefully it will be good promotion for the anthology.

And talking of promotion, the people over at Permuted Press know what they are about. They asked anyone interested in buying Brave Men Run by Matthew Wayne Selznick to wait until Sunday 13th July so that they could push the book up the Amazon charts and did they ever!!! Amazing result. I checked in at one point and the sales rank was in the thousands and then a couple of hours later it was in the hundreds and at one point (according to the Permuted Forum) it got to #53.

A couple of weeks ago the guys at Permuted advised anyone wanting to buy John Dies at the End by David Wong to do so now - which I did - as Mr. Wong had a big announcement. Well, we are (or at least I am) still in the dark as to what the announcement is but I'm glad I ordered my copy as it has now gone up to $126 on Amazon.com and on the UK site it is now at £190 (roughly $370). Oh, and I started reading it yesterday - HILARIOUS!

9 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...
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Natalie L. Sin said...

Strange Worlds of Lunacy - love the title! : )

Barry Napier said...

I hope this does generate more buzz for the anthology. Best of luck and i LOVE the title. I think ....s should be used more often...

Catherine J Gardner said...

They ran a competition to choose the title of the anthology - the best man won.

My entries stunk.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hi. I love your top photo. Very Goth. Thanks for dropping by my site. See you over at today's chat.

Matthew Wayne Selznick said...

Thanks for the little plug for "Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era!" I worked hard to make the release of the Swarm Press edition of the book something unique, special, and never-before-seen, and I'm very pleased to say it was an unqualified success.

Thanks to the all-day live, streaming video webathon and the loyal action of my fans, I think we accomplished something pretty special for Swarm Press and new media!

J.C. Tabler said...

So....we're going to steal this tactic to promote other anthologies, say ones that a certain author's work may be featured in? Right? RIGHT?

Catherine J Gardner said...

Charles, thanks for popping by, I see it went crazy over at 'An Alternative Read' after I logged off. I've now got too many emails to read through.

Matthew, I hope 'Brave Men Run' keeps pulling in the sales. You gotta love the internet.

JC, my intentions are always pure. :/)

alexonthenet said...

I love it when people do alternative advertising campaigns. If i ever publish a boor I'll make sure to come up with some sort of viral marketing campaign. (aka make blogs for my characters and websites for places mentioned in the novel)

now all I have to do is actually write the damned thing :P