Have Reefer Will Travel

Angry American signWelcome to the first Global Reeferpunk blog post (literally, not in a “cosmic” sort of way). I’ve learned a few interesting things, commentary on American society if you will, since embarking on my treacherous Reeferpunk journey. It turns out that creating Mexican good guys who grow marijuana and get chased by a Texas Ranger bad guy who smokes marijuana sort of pisses people off in the United States.

Who knew, right? I’m as shocked as you. Equally surprising, Europeans feel completely differently about Mexicans, marijuana and Texas Rangers. Down right freaky. To top it all off, it appears that some literary snobs (who live with their noses in books so much they actually blow boogers composed of classic literature) have decided that the Western genre is as dead as bipartisanship in American politics.┬áBut, Europeans seem to enjoy the stuff.

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Amazon Reefer Blitz

Blitzkrieg!!! On July 28th the history of the written word will take a diversionary path from which it may never recover, and you can be a part of it. It’s an Amazon Blitz, baby. [tent fingers diabolically while listening to “Ballroom Blitz” by The Sweet]

[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he Amazon Kindle store uses highly trained algorithmical bots to scour the site daily and adjust statistics according to popularity, and thus profitability to Amazon. When a book sells lots of copies in a short period of time, said book moves quickly up the Amazon rankings. Why, you may ask is this important? Basically, Amazon assumes that popularity is a good way to sift the best books from the chattel and give those books more promotional space on the site, thus increasing sales and profit.

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