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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind November 10, 2011 - 10:53am

Rob Wells is a guy who is down on his luck. Very down on his luck. Not too long ago he was diagnosed with  a severe panic disorder. Not that long afterward he lost his job. (He actually lost his job on the anniversary of when he lost his last job.)

He's a writer, like us. He wrote a YA novel called Variant. It's done pretty well. I've only read the first chapter (I can't read the book this month, but I wanted a taste of it) and it's pretty good. I get the feeling it'll only get better once I continue reading it.

His fans are organizing a surprise BOOK BOMB today. They're going to buy a copy of his book for friends or get their friends to buy a copy of his book all on the same day: TODAY, 11/10/11. By doing this some sort of magic is supposed to happen with his ratings, he'll have more exposure, and more people will buy his book.

I thought I'd share this Book Bomb with you all today. I'll be buying myself a Kindle copy and my friend one, as well, since she's also down on her luck and could use a good book to read. 

Here's a more detailed description of the Book Bomb and Rob:

http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/book-bomb-variant-today-get-a-good-book-for-a-good-reason/

And here is his book:
http://www.amazon.com/Variant-ebook/dp/B004XVN1E4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320945182&sr=1-1

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind November 10, 2011 - 10:54am

I should add if any of you know of Dan Wells, (author of the John Cleaver series,) Rob is his brother. 

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind November 10, 2011 - 1:28pm

Update: Rob Wells' book has jumped to #3 in Amazon's Mover's and Shakers. He's gone from a Sales rank of #6,068, to a sales rank of #106 In a matter of hours. Good for him! 

 

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch November 10, 2011 - 3:20pm

I got it... if it has any resemblance to Lord of the Flies, I'll give it a try.

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind November 10, 2011 - 4:49pm

I loved Lord of the Flies. I think it was one of my favorite books in high school. I bought myself and a friend a copy of Variant today, but I can't read mine yet. I'm looking forward to what my friend says about it though.

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writingasgjjensen from Don't Ask is reading A lot. I try to read as much as I can. November 13, 2011 - 8:33pm

I read the John Clever series.  I will have to check this one out, too, then.  :D