Today on Alphabet City: After Jon Paul’s book makes Amazon’s list of Hot New Releases (with a few caveats), he issues an appeal to fan-readers.
I’m on the list! Well, Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life is on the list. To what proverbial velvet rope might I be referring? Amazon’s Hot New Releases: Gay Biographies & Memoirs, of course! As of this morning, Alphabet City is #10, last night it was #9—somewhere below Oscar Wilde, Freddie Mercury and Rita Mae Brown, and above David Mixner and a book on Christopher Isherwood. Not bad, I have to say.
To be honest, I have no idea how this list is put together—but hey, who am I to argue? For a new author (with the mind of a publicist), the ranking is something I can hang my hat on and promote like hell.
Now, I’m not sure why the rankings change so quickly. Last I checked, only 4 Kindle versions of Alphabet City had been purchased. So if the list is based on sales, then I encourage more of you to buy Amazon’s e-version. And those of you who have already read the book—in either print or Kindle version—help me out and write a mini-customer review of the book. That will help my ego, if not my ranking.
Let me know you’ve posted a review—send me the link—and I’ll make sure to put you on the list—for the Alphabet City book party in late March. You’ll whiz past the velvet rope in no time.