Susan’s Book Talk: Bestseller Bound


So one of the things I’ve been juggling lately is a presence on a new-ish message board, Bestseller Bound. I’ve found a very talented, smart, savvy group of people to hang with (and they put up with my Tech Idiot issues!), who are gung-ho at helping each other succeed.

Which, if you hang out at Win a Book, you know is an attitude I share.

I’m actually a bit chagrined at not telling you guys about this sooner — those of you who e-mail with me on a regular basis know what’s up in my world, and the rest of you will probably find out later rather than sooner — but one of the cool folk, a dude named Joel Kirkpatrick, took the first chapters from a whole slew of us and put them into THREE different anthologies.

It’s a great way to meet some new authors (hint!). I’m in Volume 2, so of course I suggest you start there. Downloads are, you’ll notice, free. That’s to entice you to download them, get to meet the gang, and then go buy the full version of the featured books.

The anthologies are availble on Scribd and 4Share. The links, of course, take you to pdf formats of Volume 2, featuring me. (Isn’t that a Trevor-like thing to do?) You can get to Volumes 1 and 3 from there, in case you’re sick of looking at that hot dude on the cover of Trevor’s Song.

Versions for the Kindle are in the works, and … I don’t know about Smashwords. Drop Mark Coker a note and tell him you’re upset he wouldn’t let Joel list the anthology there, even though almost all of us have the featured books listed there. (And that may be the only complaint I’ve ever had about Smashwords. I hope that remains the case.)

C’mon. Go meet some new authors and check out my friends while you’re at it.

My friend Darcia Helle put together a better page all about the anthologies. Go check it out. She’s got a link to the awesome trailer, to all the different sites where you can download the anthologies, the various formats… the whole shebang. Check it out; you’ll see why Darcia’s so cool.



  1. Joel Kirkpatrick

    January 20, 2011 11:37 am

    Kind words, Susan. Thank you. If I divulged how fun the effort really was, I would be swamped with new submissions. 🙂
    BTW, Trevor’s interview with Isabelle was a scream.

  2. karen

    January 20, 2011 11:58 am

    Good to know!
    (sorry that I’ve been absent)
    .-= karen´s last blog ..The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay =-.

  3. Darcia Helle

    January 20, 2011 1:38 pm

    Woohoo! I’m finally one of the cool kids! Thanks for the mention, my friend. 🙂
    .-= Darcia Helle´s last blog ..Ladies and Gentlemen… The Redeemers =-.

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