Several readers have expressed some concern that they won't be able to get copies of The Happiest Days of Our Lives unless they can come to one of these conventions I'm attending this summer, and I wanted to assure everyone that it won't be a problem.
Once I get back from PAX and life is back to normal, we will get online ordering via Monolith Press all set up. There will be several options, including the paperback, the signed and numbered version, the signed and lettered version, and eventually the audio version. As far as I can tell, I'll be able to handle international orders as well, though I hope to reach some agreements with bookstores in Australia and the UK, because shipping there is so outrageously expensive.
Once things are all in order at MP, we'll have a media kit you can download, a form to submit your own reviews, some neat-o buttons and banners you can add to your own blog or website, and all the different things we did for Dancing Barefoot. We're also working on a super-awesome website where you can join the Barefoot Army to help promote my books, but don't tell anyone I said anything about it, because it's still a secret.
Uh, in all seriousness, I plan to make it as easy as possible for you to get a copy of my book, and to give you the tools to easily share it with friends and family, because this whole thing is a very real test of my philosophy on book promotion: publicists don't sell books, readers sell books. If authors make it easy for their readers to share their books with new readers, authors will quickly be able to afford a boat armed with laser beams and an army of killer robots to do whatever you'd do with an army of killer robots.
(Okay, seriously: what is it with boys and our desires for laser beams and killer robots? I'm thirty-freakin-five and if you gave me a treehouse with a robot right now, I would move out of the fort I built in the living room faster than you can say No Girls Allowed).