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Starting to think this crazy plan might just work

Posted May 19, 2016 into Books by John Birmingham

Cairo broke into the top 1000 of Amazon's global sales rank this morning. So thanks, again, to everyone who helped out, which is pretty much all of you.

Now, I just need to get rid of Stephen King and Philip K Dick.

They're always standing in my way, those bastards.

I'll be heading off to the airport in a couple of hours to take flight for Sydney. Hoping to get the final files for the Hooper ebooks before I go. It'd be nice to give them a push at the festival.

20 Responses to ‘Starting to think this crazy plan might just work’

Murphy_of_Missouri is gonna tell you...

Posted May 19, 2016
Have a great flight, and congrats, John.

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Therbs puts forth...

Posted May 19, 2016
Damn, had the JB merch stand set up outside The Sheaf and the rozzers made me move on. Maybe I shouldn't have put a set of signature felafel bongs and a limited edition Dave coke knife and chopping board on the brown display couch. Prolly shouldn't have also been using them at the time.

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jl mumbles...

Posted May 19, 2016
The plan is working... your book is on fire! Under 1000 globally is amazing. If a plan sounds stupid or crazy but it works, then it's not stupid or crazy.

Dave W mutters...

Posted May 19, 2016
Correct, it then fits into one of Baldrick's 'cunning plans- a plan so cunning that if I put a tail on it, it would be a rat'.

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Barnesm mutters...

Posted May 19, 2016
Can we get a complaint from the religious extremists that the book is offensive to their religion. That's always good for a lots of 'frak you' sales from people wishing to prove them wrong.

Also if you could convince Games Workshop to challenge you on the basis that they have trade marked the term ' writer'.

Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted May 19, 2016
Something like comparing himself to the publishers of The Bible maybe? Sit back and watch the kindle stats fly.

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Sparty2 asserts...

Posted May 19, 2016
Well both the Bible and AoT are always killing off popular breakout characters....

Sudragon has opinions thus...

Posted May 21, 2016
Not to mention the racier parts of the Bible... there's a lot of 'begatting' going on for a holy book.

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Sparty2 has opinions thus...

Posted May 19, 2016
Well both the Bible and AoT are always killing off popular breakout characters....

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WarDog mumbles...

Posted May 19, 2016
Congrats John.

Definitely try to get someone to try and have the book banned. Maybe Murph could complain to his congressman about how you destroyed America once and will probably do it again.

Murphy_of_Missouri swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted May 19, 2016
My main complaint about John's destruction of America is that he failed to completely destroy Kansas City.

However, we have light rail now, so all we lack is a beach. That is somewhat made up for by our excellent barbecue.

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NBlob reckons...

Posted May 19, 2016
A clever bloke said "Don't believe that which you most want to believe."

Who was that?

I would be planning on the floor opening up under your feet, a PalCon full of Pachyderm P!ss to fall on you or similar. Remember that your FGM job-shares with a psychotic practical joker.

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she_jedi puts forth...

Posted May 19, 2016
Huzzah! World domination can't be too far away

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Rhino ducks in to say...

Posted May 20, 2016
Top 1000? What are we going to do to get it into the top 100?

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pitpat is gonna tell you...

Posted May 20, 2016
Crazy brave works again. Well done. You get to go to Sydney and I get to go to Adelaide, hmmm. I reckon you win

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Aaron has opinions thus...

Posted May 20, 2016
I just had a silly marketing thought, you could include a recipe for felafel in your books as an obscure reference to where it all began or say a recipe related to each one like a Kansas BBQ or Dave's fav thing (cocaine steak?) I dunno just a thought

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insomniac mutters...

Posted May 20, 2016
I know you wanted controversy but having a plane disappear that was travelling between the title of your last book and the title of your next may be going a bit far.

Surtac reckons...

Posted May 20, 2016
I had a similar thought myself ...

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Rhino would have you know...

Posted May 21, 2016
Off topic ... but this is awesome and I wished they had called it Skynet.

http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/05/us-navy-will-create-global-kill-web-of.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

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JG would have you know...

Posted May 21, 2016
Congrats. You deserve it, JB. You were born with a lucky star, but the bottom line is that you not only have extraordinary talent. You work Damn Hard. As in 1000 times more than most. I don't know of a writer who has so many projects and long term goals going at the same time. I don't know how you do it. Raise a glass to yourself. May your indie publishing co prosper for a long time.
Cheers.

Joanna

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