‘The Lawdog Files‘, officially launched just yesterday, has shattered all expectations.
There was a great deal of publicity around it, of course, from his long-term friends. I mentioned it here; Larry Correia did a ‘book bomb‘ on his blog; Vox pitched it to his blog readers and those who’ve joined Castalia House’s mailing list; and a number of other bloggers told their readers about it, too. Even so, I think all of us were surprised by how well it did. Here’s the sales rank as of 9.30 p.m. (Central time) last night (click the image for a larger view).
#92 out of (at the time of writing) 5,532,719 items listed in the entire Kindle Store! That’s amazing – and no less amazing is three #1 rankings in different genres/categories. Lawdog’s friends had faith he would do very well, but I think all of us (not least the man himself) were astonished at how well he really did.
I’m delighted to report that, as a result of this spectacularly good performance, the second volume of The Lawdog Files (dealing with his childhood in Africa) is going to be greatly speeded up. I’ll tell you more about that as soon as I’m allowed, but you can expect it soon. There’ll probably also be a third volume of stories (the man has more than enough material for it, including some stories he’s never published before – we’ve enjoyed listening to them during our regular get-togethers).
Congratulations to Lawdog on the best, most successful book launch of which I’ve ever been a part. If this is how well his first published effort does, I predict a stellar writing career for him.