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Book Bomb for Dave Farland Today

10 April 2013

In order to help Dave Farland with medical expenses arising from injuries to his 16-year-old son, a book bomb for Dave’s books is underway today.

By purchasing one of Dave’s books today, you’ll not only be helping him via increased royalties, you’ll be improving the visibility of his books on Amazon by bumping up their sales rank.

From Dave’s blog:

Thank you for the outpouring of support yesterday, especially to those who spread (and will spread) the word about the Book Bomb through social media and on their blogs. I have a few update for you all.

We now have a website dedicated to Ben, thanks to James Duckett, who put it together. The site has updates about Ben’s status, links to the donation page, and talks about the book bomb. The address iswww.helpwolverton.com/.

For [today], you should know that anything purchased through these Amazon links for Nightingale and Million Dollar Outlines will help Dave. He gets a small percentage of anything purchased through those links.

So, if you want to buy several other books or products tomorrow, with or without Nightingale and Million Dollar Outlines, please do.

Link to the rest at David Farland

A word of explanation about the links in the excerpt: They’ll take you to two of Dave’s books, but they also include his Amazon affiliate information. This means that, in addition to the royalties Dave will earn from book sales, he’ll receive a 6-7% affiliate fee from anything you purchase on Amazon within 60 minutes of clicking the link.

So, if you click on Nightingale, then buy the book plus a new laptop (or three other books or a blender, Kindle Fire, etc.), Amazon will pay Dave a 70% royalty from the sale of his ebook plus 6-7% of the purchase price of both the book and the laptop.

PG read Nightingale when it was first published and loved it. He’s had comments from people who have purchased Million Dollar Outlines in the last couple of days who thought that book was extremely valuable.

Both as a creative writing professor and a speaker at many writing conferences, Dave has provided valuable assistance to other authors for many years. A long list of successful authors credit Dave for their success.

Now is an opportunity for the writing community to give something back to Dave while he is dealing with a terrible tragedy.

David Farland

30 Comments to “Book Bomb for Dave Farland Today”

  1. Already bought and started reading Nightingale.

  2. Bought Million Dollar Outline. Also sent an email to Glenn Reynolds, who has far more readers than any writing blog I know. But you may want to email your regular blog reads and send them the link to Dave’s post. Ripples in a pond. They spread outward.

    Also on Facebook, come to think of it. And Goodreads.

  3. Dang, I bought Nightingale directly on Amazon. I would have used this link if I’d seen it.

    Word spread and fingers crossed for his son’s swift recovery.

  4. Oh man, purchased directly from Amazon.
    Never saw the link.


  5. I bought Million Dollar Outlines, but saw one about Writing With Resonance, and bought that as well. I started reading the second one in my Cloud Reader and it has already given me a lot to think about in regards to my writing and my marketing. Well worth the price. I tweeted and FB my purchases.

  6. Thanks for posting this, PG. It had completely skipped my scatterbrained mind (I get Dave’s Daily Kick) until I saw it here. Bought both of the books and reposted on Facebook.

  7. Up to #938 paid. Nice.

  8. Went to Amazon to buy Million Dollar Outlines, and ended up on a MASSIVE AMAZON SHOPPING SPREE. That link had better have worked properly.

  9. Thanks so much for posting this PG. I’ll definitely support the family.

  10. Unfortunately I bought Million Dollar Outline on Monday after reading the sample, but I can add one or two more today :).

  11. Nightingale is up to #430 in the paid store, and Million Dollar Outline is 624. Go team! 🙂

  12. Added Million Dollar Outline…

  13. I bought both of Dave Farland’s writing books and also blogged about the book bomb.

  14. Stats for “Nightingale” –

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    #1 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
    #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Contemporary
    #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Paranormal

    • That’s great news, Sariah. Thanks for looking it up.

    • Wonderful to see those #1’s and the #2. I bought both books, but did it at 8 this morning before the affiliate links were posted. Hmm. Maybe I’ll click the link and do a little general shopping… It’s still Wednesday.

      • Same here. Made sure to purchase at around 8 or 9 am before I went down for a nap before my dentist appointment. Now after midnight and I’d already bought Outlines and not really room in my budget for any other purchase. :/ Wish I could do a bit more shopping but. :/

    • He’s now #82 in the Kindle store with Nightingale, and #120 with Million Dollar Outlines. Wow~ And heartwarming. 🙂

  15. I’m in Canada and they’re recently changed the system so you can’t buy ebooks from the US Amazon, which means David will get royalties, but not the associates referral fees when I buy his books. Very aggravating. Bought the book, shared madly everywhere.

    • I’m also in Canada. Just bought Million Dollar Outlines, which is now #44 in the paid Kindle store. Rise, rise!

    • You sure about that? I bought it about ten in the morning yesterday from amazon.com. I’m in Canada, too. They offered to transfer me to the .ca site, but I haven’t bothered.

  16. Just bought both. Thanks for posting PG.

  17. bought some of my wish list. Happy to help along with so many others. Makes you proud of our community rising up.

    Hang in there Dave and family

  18. bought the two books and spread the word throughout my writing community and FB’ed it. Didn’t see the affiliates link so will go in and buy a couple more of his books. Can’t go on massive Amazon shopping spree because i live in Europe but I would if I could. Go team!

  19. Bought both books and will FB to my readers and friends later today. Thoughts and prayers with this young man and his family.

  20. Thank you, PG! Got the Million $ Outline and Nightingale. Anything I can do to help Dave.

  21. Done. And prayers for the family.

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