2016/05/17

Nethereal BOOK BOMB!

I'm proud to announce that today I'm joining forces with best selling author Larry Correia to BOOK BOMB! my breakout SF-fantasy novel Nethereal.

Nethereal Brian Niemeier

What is a BOOK BOMB? I'll let Larry explain:
For those of you unfamiliar with Book Bombs, what we do is pick a good book and a deserving author that could use a publicity boost, and then all purchase their novel on the same day on Amazon. Since Amazon updates its sales rankings with this rolling average algorithm, the more books bought on the same day, the higher it gets in the rankings. The higher it gets, the more new eyes see it, and the more new readers the author is exposed to. Success breeds success, and most importantly the author GETS PAID.
In this case, the lucky author is me :)
I’ll actually be posting the Book Bomb post the night of the 17th, because it appears that Amazon now has about a ten hour delay before the sales register. Gone are the wild west days where a book would begin climbing an hour after the Book Bomb started, and it isn’t nearly as awesome to hit the peak at 2 AM when most people are asleep and won’t see it.
You might be wondering how Larry selects books to bomb. Here are his stated criteria:
Why did I pick Brian for this month’s Book Bomb? First, I really liked the book. Second, he’s just starting out, and he’s a super nice guy.
Thank you, Larry! I'm honored to be lavished with such high praise from an author as accomplished as yourself. Your manatee will be released on schedule at the agreed-upon site--which is a relief, because he's halfway through my last drum of Cheetos.

Anyway, welcome, members of the Monster Hunter Nation and all readers who've taken an interest in the BOOK BOMB! Here's a foretaste of what Nethereal has in store.


About Nethereal

A woman like no other who longs for acceptance.
A precision killer inspired by the dream of his captain.
The last member of a murdered race, fighting to avenge his people against the might of the Guild…and the dark powers behind it.

The Sublime Brotherhood of Steersmen holds the Middle Stratum in its iron grip. Jaren Peregrine, last of the Gen, raids across fringe space with Nakvin—her captain’s best pilot and only friend, apprentice steersman Deim, and mercenary Teg Cross.

Hunted by the ruthless Master Malachi, Jaren and his crew join a conspiracy to break the Guild’s monopoly with an experimental ship. But when its maiden voyage goes awry, the Exodus flies farther off course than its crew could have imagined.


OK. You know about the book. Larry has recommended it. Get over to Amazon and buy it!

And for those who already own Nethereal, the even better sequel Souldancer is on sale now for $2.99.

Souldancer Brian Niemeier

Thanks again to Larry and everyone who's helped to make this BOOK BOMB! a success.

NETHEREAL Starting Ranks:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,367 Paid in Kindle Store
  • #723 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
  • #1129 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
  • #1555 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,369 in Books
  • #1581 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera

1ST UPDATE:
  • #10,011 Paid in Kindle Store
  • #194 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #240 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #313 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror
You guys are amazing! Keep up the good work.


2ND UPDATE:
Now you're getting serious!
  •  #4,299 Paid in Kindle Store
  • #80 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #97 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #139 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror 
Let's keep going! We can get down to three digits. I believe in you!


3RD UPDATE:

  • #1,725 Paid in Kindle Store
  • #24 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
  • #26 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
  • #48 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror

Outstanding work! When we get Nethereal into the category top 20s, we'll get a lot more eyes on it.


4TH UPDATE:
We've cracked the top 20 in Space Opera. Praise Jesus!

  •  #1,109 Paid in Kindle Store
  • #17 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #18 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #33 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror

5TH UPDATE:
You did it!

  • #476 Paid in Kindle Store
  •  #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #7 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera 
  • #14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror

Alright, Nethereal is in Amazon's top 500 overall, on three categories' top 20 lists, and among two categories' top 10.

There are no brakes. I have no idea where we'll end up. Anything could happen!

9 comments:

  1. I guess this means Nethereal is no longer your worst selling book.

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    1. It's in the 15,000s now, and still going :)

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    2. You are probably going to be excitedly hitting F5 all day long. Hopefully all this will help you in finding your own "golden 1000"

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    3. Rest assured, my master plan is proceeding according to my master plan!

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  2. Congrats! It's always fun watching those numbers go up.

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    1. Thanks. If you guys are having fun, I'm doing my job!

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    2. Physical copies are doing well, too. I used this as a chance to pick up Souldancer. ;)

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    3. Great! I've mainly focused on Nethereal today, but I'll post an after-action report with more details, including the bump that the Book Bomb gave SD (hint: it was big!).

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    4. I look forward to the aftermath of the book bomb.

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