Rainier Erupted a week ago

AmazonEruptsAll righty! It’s been a week since the launch of Rainier Erupts!, my new thriller about a rather nasty day in the Seattle/Tacoma area.

And I’m proud to announce that the book did remarkably well in its first week of existence. While it didn’t run up the charts all the way to number one, it made it to number 11 on Amazon’s Kindle category lists. That’s a delight for me. One step away from the top ten bestselling books in its category. Sure, I would have liked to see it up a bit higher, but this isn’t over just yet.

And there’s another thing to crow about. As the image shows, Rainier Erupts! was recognized on the Amazon web site as a “Hot New Release.” That means somewhere in the massive empire that is Amazon my book got noticed by actual people. Let’s hope it gets more of that kind of attention in the future.

In the days since its first run up to prominence Rainier Erupts! has settled down a bit. It’s back to number 57 as I write this. But it can rise again, and I’m sure it will.

There are many ways a book can rebound and head up the charts again. Like word-of-mouth. That’s where people who have read it and liked it recommend it to their friends. And the feedback I’m getting so far is, yep, people are reading it and liking it. So if they follow through and tell family and friends, then Rainier Erupts! will rise up the charts again. More slowly this time, but more lastingly.

So, how’s about a little help here? If you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of the ebook or paperback, get one today. And if you have a copy, don’t forget to write and post a review on Amazon or another bookseller site. Every review helps. The first reviews to come in have been running very positive, but the more the merrier.

Right now, the ebook versions at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and elsewhere are still a dollar off the retail price of $3.99 ($2.99 if you don’t have a calculator app handy). Here’s a LINK to find your favorite version.

So far, this book launch is going pretty well. With your help, it can do even better.

Thanks. And Happy Reading!
-Tom Hopp

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes Peyton McKean mystery stories and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.
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