venom and song amazon blitz

Mark Your Calendars! Light the torches and gather the pitchforks!

Tuesday, June 22nd at 7pm, EST we will storm the Cybergates of and seek to propel Venom and Song to great heights on the Amazon Bestseller Chart!

Last year, we Blitzed for Curse of the Spider King, and the ranking went from 73,000th to 365th in one 24 hour period! And that thanks only to my generous readers, their friends and family.

This year, we are defining and actual time to shoot for. This will concentrate the effect of book purchases and hopefully launch Venom and Song into the top 100 or even better!

If you are planning to purchase Venom & Song anyway, would you please consider purchasing it from It’s very important to have the purchases fall between 7-8pm on Tuesday, June 22nd. This maximizes the jump up on the Bestseller list.

Why do this?

Books that hit high on Amazon’s bestseller list get seen by a LOT more people. That exposure tends to generate LOTS more sales, which of course, starts a wonderful cycle. High purchases in the first week of release also tells Amazon that this is a book to push, so Amazon tends to include it in their eMailings, etc. And better still, the opening sales tells the publisher to plug in more marketing muscle to a book that is succeeding. So please consider joining us on June 22nd for the 2nd Annual Amazon BLITZ.


Nathan Petrie · 11 Jun ’10 at 11:41 am

WOOT! I’m there. Gonna buy a copy to give away!

    Christopher Hopper · 12 Jun ’10 at 12:19 pm

    Now that’s dedication! Thank you bro! Honored!

Seth · 11 Jun ’10 at 1:30 pm

Ergh Keeneye, you stole what I was going to say. Now I look like I’m a copier hehe. Anyway, yeah, I plan to buy one as well. For a giveaway.

Billy Jepma · 13 Jun ’10 at 10:15 am

Sweet! Will be there for sure! When’s the actual release date? Amazon says July 19th but its been changing like crazy so I’m not sure to believe i or not. Thanks man, will probably end up buying some for friends as well. We’ll see if they’re good enough. 🙂

Christopher Hopper · 14 Jun ’10 at 12:52 am

Actually bro, Borders at Salmon Run Mall is hosting a special pre-release event on June 19th at 2pm and YOU CAN GET THE BOOK 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE REST OF THE WORLD! Suh-weet! Tell your friends! ch:

    Billy.J · 14 Jun ’10 at 10:33 am

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! But would you want us to buy it from Amazon still? I want to help storm Amazon, but I want the book NOW!!!!!!!!! Any ideas? I’ll be buying at Borders, but maybe from Amazon as well from fam. and friends. I don’t know, what do u think? CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!! (giddy SQUEEL!!! 🙂 🙂

Mandee · 16 Jun ’10 at 12:14 pm

How exciting! Quick thought for you to consider…it would be fantastic if you had sharing options on your blog to help get the word out. I use the SexyBookmarks (funny name, I know) and Digg Digg plugins on my sites and they are GREAT. It really helps get the word out there about things like this. You might want to try it out! If you want to see what it looks like before installing, you can click any post on my blog. Digg Digg shows up at the top of my posts and SexyBookmarks is at the bottom.

Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help spread the word!


Richard Baik · 19 Jun ’10 at 5:14 pm

Great presentation at the Salmon Run Mall today man. I can’t wait for my copy of “Curse of the Spider King” to come to the mall. I’ll be reading that while I’m waiting for “Curse and Song”. Hope to hear the first chapter of the third book in the future.

    Richard Baik · 20 Jun ’10 at 1:30 am

    Oops…I mean Venom and Song. They put the wrong name on the receipt..

Leah Stockholm · 22 Jun ’10 at 4:12 pm

So doing this in a few hours 🙂

Nathan Petrie · 23 Jun ’10 at 9:54 am

The book reached 395! WOOT!

Steven · 2 Jul ’10 at 1:59 am

Say I was wondering are you two going to make a third book so as to make it a trilogy? Because (and If any one doesn’t agree with me say so or reply so or whatever,) They are so good that I read both of them in two days about five hours each flat and I don’t want to be hanging in mid story or to be more precise I don’t want to see these books stop, at all,not in a million years, no way, no how no… well you get the picture . I also want to see if the drefid Asp will be their next enemy. This answer will ease my impatience and nerves.

p.s I made this question in a funny way (at least I hope you think it is funny) but my question is serious.

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