Before I finish that sentence, first an unsolicited plug for my man, Kojoe!! This cat is hot!! Lit my Black & Mild with his index finger, he did!
And don’t miss his upcoming Album Listening Party this Saturday Night, click here for more details! I heard the track from the pic above, called “No Idea” (with the great Talib Kweli) and it’s straight SICK, instant classic!!
Naturally, your boy Loco will be in da house supporting my nihonbro (and Pimping my Prose on the sly!) Come on through! Let me know ahead of time if you want a copy and I’ll hit you off!
I’m just sayin… (-;
And now that we’ve got the shameless Tomodachi and Jibun no promotion out of the way, on to…wait, more self-promotion?
…Only this time via some very happy readers! A few of the people who bought and received the 50 first print run autographed copies!
As serendipity would have it, the first copy went to long time reader and supporter of Loco in Yokohama, the fabulous and beautiful scholar formerly known as the Workaholic Hostess. Congrats Saboten! Love you, boo!
And now to finish that title sentence…
On the strength of rave reviews, tweets galore, engaging interviews, supportive friends, word of mouth, and the love of satisfied customers like those pictured above, you heard it here first: it’s OFFICIAL!!
Loco is BIG in Japan!
I’ll be getting another shipment of books in soon so don’t fret if you haven’t ordered yours, yet. Just holler at me in a comment below or via email (locohama7 at gmail dot com) and I’ll set you up with your own autographed copy!
It’s about time you found out for yourself why readers are so enthusiastic! And, at the same time, help a struggling writer quit his day job and do what he’s meant to be doing on a full-time basis: writing the best damn books I can!
And, please, if you’ve read the book (and apparently hundreds have) please, please, PLEASE take a moment to share your thoughts on the Book’s Amazon Page! Good or Bad is not important. Why you didn’t like the book is as important to me (and to readers) as why you did. Even a couple of sentences helps.
Or if you’re shy about Amazon, just drop a few lines below so visitors here can know what time it is!
I can’t stress the importance of this enough!
Think of it this way: Like it or not, Amazon is a King Maker in the publishing world! Having a wonderful product is only the beginning…the hard part is getting readers to know about the product and, unlike days past when the NY Times, Publisher’s Weekly and the likes were the only gatekeepers, Amazon has arranged it — democratically, some might say — so that reader reviews go a LONG way toward gate crashing!
So help me crash the gate and drop a few lines!
And there’s even BIGGER news on the horizon (but I don’t want to jinx it so I’m gonna hold that thought til a later date!)
And THANK YOU ALL!!!
This is a special request for my girl Daisha (-;