Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mother of all Book Bombs

Author Larry Correia is doing a book bomb today, November 10th. You can read the details on Larry's blog here.

What's a book bomb? Larry explains it:

What is a book bomb? Well, Amazon has its own bestseller list. It is calculated hourly and you are given a sales rank based up on how you stack up against the other six million books on there. It is some sort of strange rolling average algorhythm, but what it comes down to is, the more books that are purchased during that particular time frame, the higher you rank. The higher you rank, the more of their top 50 or top 10 lists you show up on. The more of those you show up on, the higher you go, the more attention you get, the more books you sell.

Who's it for?
Robinson Wells
You can check out his blog here.

What's the book?

But I just finished listening to Robison Well's book Variant. Oh, my freakin' heck! I LOVED it! Kept me right on the edge of my chair all the way through. Crisp writing, lots of action, but it really got me into the characters, which is a big deal to me.

From amazon:
Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.
He was wrong. 
Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive. 
Where breaking the rules equals death. 
But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.
You so have to check out this book.

I'm just sayin'!
This is a great cause and an excellent book to be pushing. One of my sons struggled with anxiety attacks a few years ago. It's a miserable thing to experience.

I've ordered to more copies that I'll be giving away in the next couple of weeks (continental U.S. only--sorry). I've already purchased the audio and given a hardcover of it as a prize for the Third Campaign.

I've got a favor to ask. If you were thinking of buying this book, I strongly encourage you to do so today. Whether it's for yourself or as a gift for the upcoming gift-giving season. Not only is the purchase for a good cause, it's a great read. 

If you're not in the position to make a purchase, I would ask that you tweet, Facebook, email, and whatever else to get the word out about this cause.

Thank you!!


  1. So it's kind of like an organized Amazon chart rush? Good stuff!

  2. This sounds really good. And, it's very nice of you to push his book. It's nice to see writers actually helping each other.

  3. Never heard of book bomb before, but I like it!

  4. That's an awesome idea! I wonder if someone did a book bomb for mine in September and I never knew it?

  5. sounds like a wonderful idea and a great book! you are a faithful promoter =)

  6. That is awesome that Amazon has something like this. I didn't even know. I'm going to check it out now.

  7. Congrats to Wells. The book sounds awesome!

  8. A Book Bomb, huh? What a great idea! :)

  9. YAY for the good cause and YAY for an awesome book! I hear the best things about this book. You talked me into it. I'm buying it NOW!


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