I’ll be brief. In fact I’d skip this altogether, but there are three items I feel the need to call to your attention.
This is the first of the month, and each new month is a new opportunity for those of you who are Amazon Prime members to borrow a Kindle Select eBook free of charge. Here, for your convenience, is a list of all my eligible titles:
Ehrengraf for the Defense (This is the collection of all 11 Ehrengraf stories; the individual stories are also Kindle-available, but why pick up one at a time when you can borrow the lot for free?)
All the John Warren Wells books— 3 is Not a Crowd – Beyond Group Sex – Come Fly With Us – Different Strokes – Doing It! – Eros & Capricorn – Love at a Tender Age – The Male Hustler – The Mrs. Robinson Syndrome – The New Sexual Underground – Sex and the Stewardess – The Sex Therapists – Sex Without Strings – The Taboo Breakers – Tricks of the Trade – Versatile Ladies – Wide Open – The Wife-Swap Report
These Matthew Scudder stories from The Night and the Music: Out the Window – A Candle for the Bag Lady – Looking for David – The Merciful Angel of Death – A Moment of Wrong Thinking – One Last Night at Grogan’s
These stories: Keller on the Spot – Keller’s Adjustment – Catch & Release – A Chance to Get Even – Scenarios – How Far? – Welcome to the Real World – Who Knows Where It Goes – Sweet Little Hands – Headaches and Bad Dreams – You Don’t Even Feel It – In For a Penny – Dolly’s Trash & Treasures – Three in the Side Pocket – Like a Bone in the Throat
I had a delightful surprise yesterday when the Huffington Post ran a piece about real-world promotional tie-ins for books…and featured the Philatelic Edition of HIT ME. They gave it a very generous write-up, illustrated the free souvenir sheet, and included links to the eBay listing and to Keller’s Page. What a treat!
THE OTHER THING:
The other thing is HIT ME, the new Keller book, and it goes on sale February 12. I just saw a full-page ad for the book in the new edition of The American Philatelist, and there are other ads scheduled in Linn’s and American Stamp Dealer & Collector, and advance orders were strong enough to trigger a second printing. So I’m cautiously optimistic.
If you want to guarantee a first printing, and to pick up a signed copy in the process, here’s a list of estimable booksellers who will have signed firsts for sale: Alabama Booksmith | Book Carnival | Book People | The Booksmith | Carmichael’s Bookstore | Garden District Bookshop | Iowa Book |Lemuria | Murder By the Book | Murder on the Beach | Mysterious Bookshop | Mystery One | Once Upon A Crime | Poisoned Pen | Seattle Mystery Bookshop | Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstore
And if you want the Limited Philatelic Edition, well, we only printed 500 of the little darlings, and they’re going surprisingly fast. Last I looked, we were down to 77. Here’s that link again…
And there you have it—this, that, and the other thing.