The Falcon and Goliath, or: The Indie E-book that Could
The indie-published book American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman (40th Anniversary Edition) just bested new publications by HarperCollins, Random House, Macmillan, St. Martin's Press, and Scribner to claim the #1 spot on two Amazon Hot New Releases lists.
This week, Glass Spider Publishing released the e-book edition of American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman (40th Anniversary Edition). Following on the heels of the long-awaited hardcover edition, the e-book rocketed up the Amazon bestseller charts and entrenched itself firmly in the #1 position in two categories (Biographies and True Crime), and nearly broke the top 10 in the general Nonfiction category.
American Sons also found itself in the #1 spot on two Amazon "Hot New Releases" lists—above books published by HarperCollins, Macmillan, Random House, St. Martin's Press, and Scribner.
To call this an accomplishment is an understatement. American Sons is a wholly independent endeavor; a book operating without benefit of the marketing muscle of the Goliath-sized titans of the publishing industry, and one that continues to find new audiences despite limited media exposure. And the journey's not over yet. The paperback edition is currently in the works, and we'll be posting updates regularly on social media and giving our mailing list subscribers advance notice of its publication. If you're not already signed up for our mailing list, you can do so here.
The Kindle e-book of American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman (40th Anniversary Edition) is available now exclusively from Amazon and includes a bonus section with links to transcripts, articles, and video interviews with Christopher Boyce. To purchase it, go here.