Let’s hold on Fantasy For Good for a moment. Yes I’m talking about my own novel first, in a blatant attempt to publicize it to anyone coming here for info about the charity anthology’s launch. It’s pretty low of me but it’s my site so what the hell. I promise to be quick.
The Patchwork House launched last Tuesday, December 9th. It received some fantastic reviews (like this one on Goodreads, these ones on Amazon US and this one on Amazon UK) but so far has not set the world aflame in terms of sales. Hoping for a slow but steady build on this one.
There, I said it would be quick.
So now let’s tackle the biggie, and the reason you came here. Fantasy For Good is out! Yes, after two years of toil and tears, this mega-anthology is available to order. Best place to go to get it is the Nightscape Press webstore, where you can order the print version at a discount and get links to the ebook editions. You can also now read Trent Zelazny‘s introduction about his father, Roger, at Urban Fantasy Magazine. I urge you to because it’s beautifully written and highly moving. I may have cried a bit when I read it.
Lots of buzz for Fantasy For Good over the past week, including this highlight:
And then I got a retweet:
So that’s nice. Doesn’t happen every day :) My twitter ID is @chababug if you would like to follow me.
No reviews yet, but thanks to all the signal boosting (including from tor.com, Locus Online and SF Signal) we scored some fantastic Amazon rankings. Here’s a few screenshots because I’m a bit OCD when it comes to tracking rankings…
To my knowledge this is the best we did on the US site, and here’s the chart that’s so nice to see…
[Updated] In the UK, this was our highest ranking so far:
Which gets us just inside that all important top ten for fantasy anthologies:
But it’s in Canada that Fantasy For Good seems to have struck a chord. Check this out!
Holy crap, number 2! And of course here’s the associated chart…
Yay! Damn those Gods and Dragons. To reach a ranking of <#1000 I think is quite impressive, even if it’s for Canada.
And lastly here’s the highest rank we achieved on Amazon Australia!
Not quite as high as in Canada, but again #2 on that anthology chart. I wonder what was number 1?
Son of a…!
Anywho, all this translates into fairly brisk sales for an independent release, and lots of money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. That was tremendously geeky and I’ve probably lost all of you, but if you’re still here have a read of the Press Release and please help spread the word. We very much appreciate every tweet, FB post, tumblr… thing (what the hell is tumblr?) etc. When Amazon cuts their first cheque to this amazing charity, we’ll let you know how well we did.
And that’s it for now. Thanks for reading!