Exciting news! The paperback of Nothing but Flowers will be published this coming Tuesday, 17 May 2011. Editor and publisher Jodi Cleghorn has timed the release to coincide with the paperback publication of 100 Stories for Queensland, another charity fund-raising publication from eMergent Publishing. She is publishing both on the same day and hopes that readers will create a ‘Chart Rush’ on Amazon to help spread the word. The below is a direct lift from her blog, which you can read here. You should get to know Jodi – she is a most amazing and generous woman, not to mention a damned fine writer in her own right.
What’s a Chart Rush?
Readers are invited to purchase a book on Amazon, in a nominated 24-hour period, with the intent to capitalise on the volume of sales to move the book up the Amazon best seller list. The higher up the chart it is (we’re aiming for a spot in the top 100) the more visible it becomes to other readers who may go on to purchase it.
It’s all about exposure and helping new readers find the books.
This coming Tuesday eMergent Publishing will be releasing 100 Stories for Queensland and Nothing But Flowers via an Amazon Chart Rush. We’re inviting readers to purchase one or both books on that day with the aim of getting them into the top 100 selling books for the day (and beyond!)
By releasing both charity anthologies concurrently we’re hoping people will add one extra book to their cart on the day, whether that be someone stumbling onto 100 Stories… or Nothing But Flowers for the first time.
If you can’t buy on the day, you can add it to your wishlist. Every little bit counts to rocket the books up the chart.
You can find both books on Amazon and Amazon UK.
Nothing But Flowers retails at US$17.99 or ₤5.99
100 Stories for Queensland retails at US$19.99 or ₤9.99
What is Nothing But Flowers?
Nothing But Flowers is the second Literary Mix Tapes anthology and the first to make it into paperback. It started on the 6th January (a week before 100 Stories was launch) as a Valentines Day anthology with the brief to create stories exploring the challenges and complexities of love in a post-apocalyptic world.
With the flood disaster already weeks old, I suggested to the authors involved we donate the money generated by the sale of the anthology to a flood related charity. But I had no idea the disaster which was only days away and waiting to travel in the worst apocalyptic sense, down the Lockyer Valley and into Brisbane.
I worked on Nothing But Flowers side by side with 100 Stories for Queensland, in a crazy juggling act which was made possible by the wonderful support of Maureen, David, Trevor, Nick and all the other wonderful literary folk who read, voted and edited the stories of 100 Stories for Queensland in the first six weeks. When Nothing But Flowers was web-released on Valentines Day the hits to the site were the equivalent of selling 60 paperbacks in 48 hours!
The book has been getting rave reviews, so please, if you are dropping into Amazon on Tuesday to buy 100 Stories, consider adding Nothing But Flowers to your shopping cart! All funds collected from the sale of Nothing But Flowers will be donated to the Grantham Flood Support Flood.
See? I told you – she’s an amazing woman. Now buy the book(s)!