BOOK BOMB! Time to help a great author in big trouble.

Many of you know Dave Wolverton, though some of you may know him by the name David Farland; he publishes SF under the former name, and fantasy under the latter. He goes to conventions all the time, he teaches classes and headlines seminars, he sends out daily emails full of writing advice and encouragement. He does more for the SF/F writing community than any two other writers, but now it’s our turn to help him. Last week his 16-year-old son, Ben, was in a longboarding accident that broke most of the bones in his body, including his skull; he’s been in a medically induced coma ever since, and while the prognosis for his survival is good, the medical costs will be astronomical. Like many authors, Dave has little to no insurance.

It’s time for us to step up and help.

Today, Wednesday April 10, we are book bombing Dave’s book NIGHTINGALE. The idea behind a book bomb is that everyone buys the book from Amazon on the same day; beyond the obvious benefit of giving Dave some money, buying the books all in one big blitz spikes the book’s Amazon ranking, raising its visibility and generating even more sales, giving Dave and Ben even more money. Nightingale is a wonderful YA fantasy which Dave self-published as an ebook, and this link goes to the Kindle edition. The link also includes Dave’s Amazon Affiliate ID, which sends Dave 7% extra beyond the initial purchase–in fact, EVERYTHING you buy on Amazon after clicking that link (until such time as you click somebody else’s Affiliate link) will send Dave 7%. Buy a few other books, and he gets 7%. Buy a chair or a computer or a kitchen set, and Dave gets 7%. Keep this link handy, and click it often, because Dave and Ben can use all the help you can give them.

I don’t do a lot of book bombs, because I want to save them for a really good cause. This is a really good cause. This is our chance to stand up and help a man who has dedicated his life to helping others; this is our chance to give a horribly wounded young man a life of his own, unburdened by millions of dollars of debt. Buy NIGHTINGALE, and encourage all your friends to do the same. If you don’t have an ereader, buy it as a gift for someone who does; if you want to help more, buy Dave’s other books in hard copy. Keep them for yourself, or give them to friends, or donate them to your library–just buy them, and buy them today, and help with this book bomb. Spread the word, share the link, and make this happen.

Let’s see how high we can get that ranking.

One Response to “BOOK BOMB! Time to help a great author in big trouble.”

  1. Just bought it (the affiliate version). Thanks for making it so easy, Dan. Sending prayers Ben’s way.

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