Thursday 7 May 2009

The postman must be in a wild west monday mood


because rather than the usual bills he dropped some nice items on my door mat this morning. First up the June issue of First Edition magazine (that's it pictured with the lovely strawberrys) featuring A Man Called Masters by Jack Martin - it's on sale now at all good newagents and book stores and overseas readers can buy a copy direct paying by paypal or a number of other methods from the magazines website HERE 17 stories, as well as interviews, features and some poetry and all for £3 - can't be bad.

Even more welcome were a couple of cheques and Laurie Powers' edited autobiography of her grandfather, the pulp writer Paul Powers - expect a review here soon. The book's called Pulp Writer and looks to be an interesting read. I'm especially eager to read this as Laurie recently sent me copies of a few letters sent to her grandfather by the late Chuck Martin author of the recently reviewed Montana Dead-shot,

Be back later for more Wild West Monday hi-jinks.

THE TARNISHED STAR (order now, folks!) is still holding well in the Amazon western pre-order charts. It's not been out of the top ten in over ten weeks and is currently holding at NO 6. There's now only 54 days to go until the big day - 30th June.

The charts, as of May 7th 2009, are:

Hot Future Releases in Books

Westerns

The bestselling new & future releases in Westerns.


1.
Lucky Luke Vol.18 Lucky Luke Vol.18: The Escort (Lucky Luke Adventure)
by Rene Goscinny (Author)
Publication Date: 6 Aug 2009
Available for pre-order

RRP: £5.99

Price: £4.49

You Save: £1.50 (25%)



2.
Revenge of Revenge of the Dog Team
by William W. Johnstone (Author)
Publication Date: 3 Aug 2009
Available for pre-order

RRP: £6.99

Price: £6.29

You Save: £0.70 (10%)



3.
Showcase Presents Showcase Presents: Bat Lash
by Denny O'Neil (Author), Sergio Aragones (Author), Nick Cardy (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 14 Jul 2009
Available for pre-order

RRP: £6.72

Price: £6.11

You Save: £0.61 (9%)



4.
Wilderness #60 Wilderness #60: The Outcast
by David Thompson (Author)
Publication Date: 1 Jun 2009
Available for pre-order

RRP: £5.99

Price: £5.39

You Save: £0.60 (10%)



5.
Jonah Hex Jonah Hex: Bullets Don't Lie
by Jimmy Palmiotti (Author), Justin Gray (Author), Various Artists (Author)
Publication Date: 29 May 2009
Available for pre-order

RRP: £9.99

Price: £6.99

You Save: £3.00 (30%)



6.
The Tarnished The Tarnished Star
by Jack Martin (Author)
1 customer discussion
Publication Date: 30 Jun 2009
Available for pre-order

RRP: £12.25

Price: £9.19

You Save: £3.06 (25%)



7.
Dance Hall Dance Hall of the Dead
by Tony Hillerman (Author)
4.0 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)
Publication Date: Jun 2009
Available for pre-order

RRP: £6.72

Price: £6.11

You Save: £0.61 (9%)



8.
Beauty and Beauty and the Bounty (Leisure Western)
by Robert J. Randisi (Author)
Publication Date: 26 May 2009
Available for pre-order

Price: £4.07



9.
The Lawman The Lawman: Massacre Trail
by Lyle Brandt (Author)
Publication Date: 2 Jun 2009
Available for pre-order

Price: £4.07



10.
Wagons West Wagons West: Independence
by Dana Fuller Ross (Author)
Publication Date: Sep 2009
Available for pre-order

Price: £4.75

3 comments:

Nik Morton said...

Well done, Gary. Good to see those comics up there too.

Laurie Powers said...

Cheques and Pulp Writer - what else could a Western writer ask for?

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

More cheques maybe

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