Open Wounds

Joemamma and Leafing

Open Wounds was selected by two review sites as best book of 2011. This is cool.

With small distribution to bookstores and mostly online sales the fact that my book has reached so many people (enough to get a second printing and hopefully, soon, a third) is a testament to my publicist JKS Communications (Julie Schoerke, Marissa, and Samantha) and all the review sites they were able to get copies of my book to. Evelyn Fazio at WestSide also had a lot of faith in my book right from the start and gave it as much of a push as she could.

Joemamma’s review from Life Happens While Books are Waiting was one of the first bloggers out there who reviewed my book and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her, her daughter Jennifer, and her granddaughter Victoria for lunch when I was in Denver last spring. I had the best time talking shop with the three of them and it really set the marker for me in meeting reviewers and getting to know the review side of the marketing puzzle. They are book-lovers and good people. Getting listed on her site as best book she read in 2011 is an honor.

Megan’s review site is Leafing Through Life and I met her at BEA last year. Her review of Open Wounds just came online. It’s funny because she was hesitant about picking my book up to read and once read says it’s the best book she’s read in 2011. There is nothing quite like finding treasure buried beneath an unsuspecting cover. Check out her review using the link.

Not a bad way to start out 2012.

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10 responses

  1. I don’t do best of lists, but if I did, Open Wounds would be on it.

    January 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    • Thanks, Matthew – an even bigger honor. All the best – Joe

      January 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  2. I just finished reading Open Wounds today. It took me a while to get my hands on a copy, but I’m glad I finally did. In my opinion, it was the best book I’ve read in 2012. However, since it is a library copy, there is a hole in the middle of one of the pages. I was in the story so deep that I think that little void of nothingness sent me into shock. Now that I’ve finished it, I need to buy a copy for myself and see exactly what words were missing.

    January 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    • Thanks, Charles! I see you’re also reading In The Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith. That is one of my favorite of his books (I even have a signed copy from the man himself.). Glad you enjoyed Open Wounds. After reading your comment I can’t help but wonder what you missed because of the hole. All the best – Joe

      January 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      • The hole is on the bottom of page 161 where Cid is entering the Gotham Club. My copy of In the Path of Falling Objects is a signed copy I won from http://readschmead.wordpress.com/

        January 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      • “Inside, the Gotham Club smelled of cigars and sweat. The walls were panelled a dark brown and the room was lit – ” – Joe

        January 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  3. I bet someone stabbed it with a foil, that page.

    January 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  4. I can’t click through to that link. It wants me to log in to wordpress.

    January 19, 2012 at 8:11 am

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