We gave it away for two weeks and later set the price at $7, lowered it to $5 and then introduced a more capable one for $10. I was optimistically thinking maybe 100,000 people would download it. But really I thought that was crazy talk.
As it turned out, a million downloaded it in two weeks—168,000 in the first day. That’s without advertising, no banner ads. It was just word-of-mouth and the power of the Internet.
Alan Glynn’s first novel, The Dark Fields, came out in 2002.
Close to eight long years later, Winterland will be his second — and it will be out in February 2010.
I’ve read The Dark Fields twice. I should do it a third time. It’s one of those rare books that sticks in your mind and has to be re-read.
Winterland will probably be just like that. Go buy it and find out.
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t pimp a book so far in advance, but Barnes & Noble is offering it at near one-third off as a pre-order.
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Think of this: If you pre-order it today, you get a great price. And in February, a package will arrive at your door unexpectedly — because you will have forgotten it by then. It will be very happy surprise!
The Dark Fields is out-of-print right now. But it’ll be back next year as a tie-in to the upcoming movie.