Hi, kids! Long time, so see! I know I’ve sworn up and down that I’d get of my lazy duff and actually start posting some stuff on the blog…but this time I really mean it! Well, at least so long as the other various duties that seem to chew up most of my time these days are kept at bay.
It also helps to have something interesting (not to mention mysterious) to report. Yesterday, my old writer buddy and fellow Texas Aggie sent me an email mentioning that he’d seen HAMMERJACK on the e-book promotion site Bookbub. He was just wondering if it was worth the bucks to put a book on the site–to which I replied, quite sheepishly, “Ummmm…what’s BookBub?”
Kind of shows you how much I’ve fallen off the wagon.
Ever the intrepid researcher, I immediately set about to find out more about this mysterious Bookbub. Was it a scam? A reseller? A secret society of drunken cyberpunk authors? Whatever it was, somehow my beloved HAMMERJACK had ended up on there. Well, you can imagine my relief when I found that BookBub is actually a newsletter with quite the following that features all kinds of e-book titles and promotes them to its subscribers. Digging a little deeper, I also found that it’s quite the feat to get your book listed there–all sorts of hoops to jump through and whatnot, and even at that only a small percentage of applications get approved.
Which leads us to the mystery part: how did I get on there when I never applied?
I’m thinking that maybe Random House might be using BookBub as a way to promote some of their back titles, and I have to admit: I’ve definitely seen a boost in sales on Amazon. Right now it’s #3 in cyberpunk and #15 in Hard Sci-Fi. Not bad for a 10-year-old book!
Anyway, if you’d like to check it out, you can go here. Enjoy! I know I sure got a kick out of it.Share