Help Me Get "Permanent Damage" in the Top 100 Free Books at Amazon!

Help Me Get “Permanent Damage” in the Top 100 Free Books at Amazon!

Man, I have been busier than a long-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory this week, between trying to finish editing my novel Still Life in time for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (didn’t make it, but that’s okay, I’m happy with the work I did), working on some new props for a CAUSALITY shoot this upcoming weekend, and putting together a campaign video for the fundraising campaign for a Doctor Who party at Norwescon.

So what I’m getting at is, I meant to have this post up earlier this morning. But there’s still plenty of time for you to help!

From now through Thursday, my anthology Permanent Damage is available as a free download on I did give away some copies of this book back when I first launched it, but this time, I’m running a much more aggressive campaign to get the word out. I’ve contacted a couple dozen websites that list free book giveaways. (And yes, I’ll be posting a list of those websites here sometime soon. Watch this space.) That’s getting me much more download traffic than I’ve had before.

But I still think we can do even better than that, and I need your help! I’d really like to see if we can push this book into the Top 100 Free Books at Amazon!

How does this help me? The more of these books we give away, then the more often it will show up down in the “Customers who bought this item also bought” section on other books on Amazon. it makes the book “discoverable,” in other words. If this were a bookstore, it’d be the difference between having my books stocked somewhere up high on a shelf and having a table display.

If you’ve already read Permanent Damage, then you know it’s worth recommending to your friends. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, go download a copy right now, and then recommend it to your friends! Here’s the link: Please copy this and paste it into a Facebook post, a Tweet, an e-mail message, anywhere and everywhere! I’ll make this even easier:

What’s in it for you? Well, all your friends will know how cool you are for pointing them to my work before anyone else does. And you’ll have my eternal gratitude!

Wait, what? You’re telling you that’s still not enough? Man, you people are mercenary. Okay, I tell you what — you spread the word about this giveaway, and let me know you did it by commenting on this post, and I’ll enter you in a drawing to receive a free download of a pre-release copy of Still Life, as soon as I’m done editing it. I have no idea yet what route this book is going to take to publication, so you could be seeing it months or (God forbid) years before anyone else does!

Go! Go, my little winged monkeys! Let’s spread some fear, shall we?