Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kiss of Life Sneak Preview

There's a sneak preview Kiss of Life at the back of the paperback edition of Generation Dead, which will be out in a couple weeks. Now, it is a little-known secret in publishing, but the key to high book sales isn't actually big money ad campaigns, high profile reviews,or even brilliant writing. All of those things help, but the real key to sales is to have your book seen in the hands of attractive, interesting people. So here's where y'all can help me out--I know from looking at the avatars of folks who follow this blog and mysocalleduneath that there are hundreds of attractive, interesting people who are interested in Kiss of Life, so if you find yourselves in a bookstore, I'd ask you o pick up the paperback of GD, flip to the back, and read the into to Kiss of Life--at absolutely no cost to you! (Although, it would be even better if you bought say an arm's length of the paperbacks to disburse to all of your friends. I can't say I'd mind that at all.) Once everyone else in the bookstore sees Generation Dead in the hands of an attractive, interesting person--well, just be careful--I wouldn't want you caught in the inevitable stampede that will follow.

As always, thanks for your support.

27 comments:

Zombie Girl.X said...

Ooooooooh sneak preview? Suave ;]

Lol

Insert Book Title Here said...

I will make sure I do that. Anything to help. :)

Danielle said...

Oh trust me, I will most definitely do this. Infact, I might just buy a soft cover version too. So then I can read the intro to Kiss of Life...over and over...and over. And I'll tell all the people at my school, even the ones who don't know me...that might be a little awkward, but as long as I get to showcase your talents!

Raschel_[Reads it.] said...

Awesome ^_^ So when are you announcing the winner of the contest? O.o it interests me XP lol

~R

Kim said...

Hi, Daniel! I read GD for a school assignment, and I LOVED it! So anyway, I have to do a project on it and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions. I told my English teacher you have this blog and she was so excited to see if you would actually answer them. I will only ask a few questions (about 5 to 10) about what the writing experience was like, some hardships when writing GD, advice to other young writers, things like that. I know I could just look it up on the Internet and make up questions to go along with my research, but I wanted to get the real experience. So, help me to do well on this project and reply and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks,
xoKimBerxo32
P.S. I really hope you write me back. This would totally get me and A+, and make the other kids in my class jealous.

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Zombie Girl.X!

We're nothing if not suave.

That's pronounced Swah-vay, right?

Take care,
Dan

Hi Insert Book Title Here!

The sight of you looking at GD in the stores will be sure to move at least a dozen copies! Thanks!

take care,
Dan

Hi Danielle!

Yes! Another dozen sold! Thank you!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Raschel!

Oops--I'll announce the winner, who probably already has her book by now. D'oh!

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Kim!

You can email me at WatersDan at aol dot com. Anything for an A+! (Not that I ever got one of those!)

Take care,
Dan

Kim said...

Thanks I'll get right on it your E-mail is WatersDan@aol.com right?

Zombie Girl.X said...

I honestly have no idea *LOL!*

Buttt... I pronounce it sw-av

lol, btw, my english teach is gonna read GenDead now after my constast drabble about it in class HA!
Spreading the word, like a dizeez =P

Michael Williams said...

Make sure to let us know when it is on the shelves so I can make it in to pick a copy up!

NickiRoz said...

I bought The Book Generation Dead and i loved it.....i couldnt put it down for a second....soooo i will deffinitly read the sneak preveiw!!

Lita138 said...

OOOH!!! I can totally do that! I must do that because I am dying to read Kiss of Life!!!! I have already passed on the book to 2 of my friends who LOVED it!!! Can't wait !!!

YourDeadFriendBee said...

OMG!
For you, Dan, I will lounge around barnes and noble in high heels and short skirt reading Generation Dead where everyone can see me at their busiest hours :D
I can't wait for Kiss of Life!
love,
-Bee!

Kim said...

I told my friends, Jill, Debbie, Sam, and Danielle about GD and they got mad at me because I had the last avalible copy in the school libray...lol! They like want to kill me now (mabey I'll come back to life....lol)

Smashleebrtn said...

Awesome took ya long enough. Haha. Just kidding. I so already got the book for most of my friends, so causing a stampede in Barnes and Noble shouldn't be a problem. Anything to help you out Daniel. Haha

Watching said...

Kyaaa!!
I can't wait I'll do it^^

Delaney the Undead said...

hahahahhahaha....funny you should say this...I was at Borders the other day and I couldnt remember when the next book was out so I was browsing for it and when i Didnt find it i said something like "ughhh" and the girl next to me laughed and tada, typical me fashion I struck up a convo with her. She left with a copy of Gen Dead in her hands (lol..which for the record, she paid for first...) and I felt special.

So tada! It works! (although Im not so sure Im glamorous in any way. lol...Id have to say it was the gift o gab for me, not looks...but thanks for trying!)


well, thats all. shazam!

-Dee

Robin said...

A sequel to Generation Dead? COOL!
Now I must go and await its placement on the shelves

jennybandanagirl said...

I'll do one better...I'll carry it around as my hand sell at the bookstore I work at AND make it my staff pick!

=)

Robin said...

I told all my friends who are GD about Kiss of Life, they can't wiat for it either!

Amy said...

Hi! my name is Thea(online: amy) and i was wondering if it's possible to be mailed kiss of life and in turn i would review it one my site:
http://addictedtobooks1993.blogspot.com
If not, i'll just wait 'till it comes out...it looks so good:)
Thanks so much!!
-thea

Daniel Waters said...

Hi ZombieGirl!
Please tell me your teacher did not fail you for reading GD in class?

Take care,
Dan

Hi Michael!

Will do. Release the spam!

Take care,
Dan

Hi NickiRoz!

Thank you! Make sure you read it in public so that others will follow your example!

Take care,
Dan


Hi Lita!

Thank you! Keep up the good work!

Take care,
Dan


Hi Bee!

Thank you! Another dozen sold!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Kim!

Would would friends be, if they didn't want to kill you on occassion? Make 'em but their own!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Smashleebrtn!

I love a good stampede! thank you!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Watching!

thanks!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Delaney!

I can always count on you. Thanks.

Take care,
Dan

Hi Robin!

Thanks!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Jennybandanagirl!

You are a bookseller? Sweet! Countless thousands sold!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Robin!
Thanks again!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Thea!

I'm out, but I'll pass your addy along to my publicist.

Take care,
Dan

Zombie Girl.X said...

No, she loves me for being a book nerd, haha! She actually gave me really i marks i was like WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Lol!

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Zombie Girl.X!

Sweeet! Congrats on that! Glad I could help with the educational experience.

take care,
Dan

Robin said...

OMG, that was the best book ever!!!

Lizzie said...

Dan waters...
I love your books i've read them so many times. i can't wait until the rest come out. I do hope you go up to a 5th book. Im getting my friends hooked on these books like i am. keep writing! :)

natelli said...

when is kiss of life supposed to come out?????