(See "update" at bottom)
I got a wonderful review for The Simplicity Primer from the folks over at SurvivalBlog, and they have also been nice enough to ask their own readership to participate in an interesting marketing idea on my behalf: a Book Bomb.
At first it sounded ominous – my book, bombing? – but apparently the idea goes something like this: Everybody buys the book on the same day. This ratchets the Amazon (and other) ratings up really high. Consequently this makes it more likely that anyone searching for the "tags" attached to my book on Amazon (such as homeschooling, country living, simple living, etc.) will see my book higher up on the list of possible purchase choices.
So I figure, why not? Therefore I'm asking those of you who are considering buying my book (but haven't as of yet) to hold off until the actual June 7th release date. (For those who have already pre-ordered: A huge and hearty thank you!)
And since I'm asking favors, I suppose I might as well go all out and ask those of you with blogs to do me the additional favor of mentioning my Book Bomb date on your blog. I'm kind of embarrassed to ask all of this from everyone, but I guess I have to do everything I can to make The Simplicity Primer a success. WorldNetDaily has taken a risk investing in me, so I want to make this worth their while.
Besides, my husband may never have another chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming (cough) a "kept" man.
UPDATE: Thank you to those who have already posted a link on their blogs. By all means let me know when you've linked (and send me the URL) so I can put up a post listing the links -- in other words, cross-linking. I'm always in favor of generating cross-traffic between blogs!