Thought I’d share some links to a couple of the early reviews for The Spaceship Next Door…
From Dani Builds a Library:
Honestly, this is absolutely everything that I ever wanted in a Sci-Fi novel that I didn’t know I wanted. But let’s start from the beginning. From the first page, I was immediately reminded of J.K. Rowling’s humor. Now that is not to say that this book will read like a Harry Potter book, or that it’s the exact same sort of humor, but Mr. Doucette has a unique writing wit that is just such a pleasure to read. The kind of humor that has you giggling under your breath. Constantly…
From Koeur’s Book Reviews (some spoilers):
Annie is a great character and develops nicely with the story line while rendering a somewhat glib, funny and sarcastic commentary on the people (past and present) of Sorrow Falls. This was hard to put down but a man has gotta sleep.
From reader David Bowman:
Gene Doucette took the idea of First Contact and put a clever spin on it that honestly made me laugh more often then not. Following 16 year old Annie and the other wonderfully crafted characters on the hunt for why the spaceship landed where it did and for what reason reminded my why I keep coming back to everything Gene Doucette writes.
Things that may surprise only me
- Amazon reviews are coming in really slowly. (This is an observation, not a complaint.) There are three there this morning, while by comparison Goodreads has over 20 starred ratings and five reviews, and iBooks has nine starred ratings. Amazon mandates that a rating comes with a written review of at least X number of words, and they’ve been buckling down on review provenance, on top of which this is a 400 page book with lots of potential for spoilers, so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised.
- I’m currently selling more copies per day of The Spaceship Next Door on iBooks than I am on Amazon. This is fantastic, but very confusing. I’ve been measuring my sales success by Amazon sales rank and units for so long I don’t know how to deal with this. It doesn’t seem real. If Apple posted rankings the same way Amazon did, maybe it would.
- I’m getting reports that about halfway through the book readers lose all interest in doing anything but read. This has led to sleepless nights and jobs being missed and children not being attended to. For this I can only apologize.
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