One part serotonin, two parts adrenaline with a dash of grenadine served over ice, Fistful of Reefer is a double-fisted, dieselpunk weird-Western residing between No Country for Old Men and The Three Amigos.
Fans of Fistful of Reefer (the cult classic novel, not the herb), to arms! The need has arisen to take action.
You might have known that Amazon/Kindle has an extensive listing of free novels. What you might not have known (of course you didn’t. Only a nerd would have any reason to) is that gaining admittance to this list is reserved for Amazon’s whim. An author cannot simply choose to list their book on Amazon/Kindle for free. Amazon must choose it to be thus (by the waving of its kill-bot arm!).
Thus I am asking you to help me gain the attention of Amazon’s roving mechanical eye in making Fistful of Reefer absolutely FREE! Two questions may arise for you at this point. I will address them each in turn:
1.) Why, on God’s green earth, would you want to do this!
2.) How can I help!
First. Amazon’s list of free books is substantially shorter than its list of paid ones. Thus it is much easier to rank in the top 100 of free books. Ranking in the top 100 will gain me hundreds (if not thousands) of extra “sales.” Despite these “sales” lacking actual financial profit for me, they will gain me considerable traction with readers thus driving up sales of my next novel (The Austin Job) as it is released around Christmas.
Second. Take this link to where I have Fistful of Reefer listed for free on iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fistful-of-reefer/id453382917?mt=11. Go to my Amazon book page for Fistful: http://www.amazon.com/Fistful-of-Reefer-Reeferpunk-ebook/dp/B005DUB4X4/. Click on the blue lettering “tell us about a lower price” (as seen in picture). Paste the smashwords link onto this short form, enter “0.0” as the price and submit the form. All done!
Word on the street is that if Amazon receives enough of these alerts of a free listing elsewhere that they will lower the price on Amazon to match. Here is to hoping! Thanks for your continued support![divider]
The second Reeferpunk novel, The Austin Job, is coming along nicely and will be available around Christmas. More information coming shortly. Enjoy the show!
In celebration of the reemergence of ticked-off Americans via the Occupy Wall Street movement I’ve decided to totally revamp Reeferpunk.com. (Actually my decision had nothing to do with OWS, but I wanted to sound like I’m on top of current events. Besides, the characters of Reeferpunk where sticking it to the man back when the man was still be-speckled with pimples.)
First off, I apologize for the lack of transmissions lately. But I promise my next novel, The Austin Job, is coming along nicely and will hopefully be available in electronic and paper format by Christmas!
Yes, you heard me. By 2012, Reeferpunk will join the tree-gobbing ranks of other best-selling paperbacks such as, Jimmy, Crack my Corns*, and Get Confident, Stupid!* (*Titles may not actually exist).
It has come to my attention that not all readers own madfangled reading devices, and that said devices cause spontaneous brain gnomes (or some sort of similarly dreaded condition). O.K. fine. Paperbacks for some! And brain gnomes for others! I’ll keep the faithful abreast of further developments as paper release draws near.
That being said, I will continue to enhance my electronic profile by beefing up the old website sometime this winter. Until then I will only be posting sporadically as I attempt to finish up the next couple of books. In the meantime you can send me feedback in regards to any trouble you’ve had with the site or suggestions for the new Reeferpunk merchandizing brand name empire.
You can also stop by http://www.thegreenporch.com for all my regular posts.