14 March 2014 by Published in: Uncategorized 6 comments

The bundle to end all bundles!!!

Well, okay, perhaps not, but it is a pretty amazing deal.

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NEWS: There’s a new podcast interview on my approach to the book business, with Simon Whistler, at RockingSelfPublishing.com. Worth a listen…

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The last bundle I organized, 9 Killer Thrillers, sold over 160,000 units since it went live. But was I satisfied? Did I rest on my fleshy, tequila soaked laurels? No. Perish the thought.

So what did I do? Create 9 More Killer Thrillers, another bundle with most of the same authors, including NY Times and USA Today bestsellers. The price? .99. That’s right, nine more full length novels for only .99.

And these aren’t barely coherent screeds by names you’ve never heard of. I mean, other than mine, of course. No, the authors are all top sellers, and the average ranking runs from 4.3 to 4.8 stars!

I know, you’re thinking, how is he going to pay for his tequila with a bundle priced like that? The answer, of course, is volume. Thanks for caring. Really. But I have to sell a boatload, and I mean a frigging ton of these, to buy anything decent, like a pony or a new liver, so step up and break out your buck.

The bundle goes on sale the morning of March 17, but it’s available for preorder on Amazon, iTunes, and B&N, for the impatient. It’s probably better to wait until Monday if you’re going to pick it up, so your purchase factors into the sales ranking, but either way, hey, it’s a hell of a deal, and an over $40 value if purchased separately. So it’s really like if you don’t buy it, you’re the guy who just stepped over two twenty dollar bills and didn’t pick them up. Don’t be an ass clown. Don’t be that guy.

I swore I’d never do another bundle after I did the first one, but as all my exes have learned, my word can’t be trusted, and with sales of the original one still huge, it seemed a shame for the party to end.

In other news, BLACK To Reality will release on March 24, and I’m just finishing up with the new JET prequel, titled JET – Ops Files, which will release April 22. I’m very excited about it, because not only does the book move like a freight train, but I’ve hired a model for the cover, who will be gracing all the JET covers in a makeover that will be revealed…whenever all the covers are done! And I hired Jason Gurley, who is sh#t hot, to do the new ones, about which I’m totally stoked.

Next weekend I start JET – Sanctuary, which picks up where JET VI left off, so look for that end of May, with an Assassin novel slated for September or earlier, and JET VIII around Xmas. And possibly a surprise new series in September as well coinciding with my co-authored novel with Clive Cussler, The Eye of Heaven, which releases then (and is already moving well as a preorder six months ahead of release), in addition to my new collaborative romance novels with Melissa Foster, which are also slotted for Fall.

So it looks to be a full year for me. Which should come as no surprise. But next year I swear I’m totally slowing down, and I mean it. I’ll have 30 books out by Xmas, with another three or four romance under the RE Blake moniker, so the problem won’t be too few Blake books to read.

In the meantime, scoop up the bundle. You’ll be glad you did. Can’t beat the price with a stick.

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  1. Nancy Bristow
    Fri 14th Mar 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Dude…For God’s sake, I’ve bought it already. Are you happy now? (Even though I already own a number of the nine and even though it screws up my Master Book List.) It was actually available at B&N yesterday.

    When I have more time I’ll give you a breakdown on the authors that I purchased after reading the first 9 Killer Thrillers. For sure it was worth the .99 as I’m sure this second volume will be ;) Besides, I couldn’t bear it if you like had to drink rot gut tequila or anything. ^_^

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  2. Fri 14th Mar 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I just checked out Jason Gurley’s website. His covers rock. I like the current Jet covers, but my guess is he’ll make em better. And it will be nice with one model for the whole series.

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  3. Sat 15th Mar 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Purchased the first volume. Looking forward to see how good the talk of the Internet is!

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    • Russell Blake  –  Wed 19th Mar 2014 at 12:18 am

      And if you don’t like him, there’s always me…

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  4. Sun 16th Mar 2014 at 9:21 am

    I see your ploy. Very clever. If you can get all of us writers to stock up on fantastic books, we won’t have time to write. You would honestly take advantage of my sickness, my addiction, just to keep me from the keyboard? Villain. Damn you. I’d continue to scold you, but I have a lot of reading to do now.

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    • Russell Blake  –  Wed 19th Mar 2014 at 12:18 am

      I’m an open book to you, I see.

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