I have some great news to report today: As of two weeks now since its release, CCLaP's latest original book, the youth/war novella Too Young to Fall Asleep by Sally Weigel, has been downloaded a total of 300 times! To put it in relative terms, this is three times the number of downloads as CCLaP's previous book, Ben Tanzer's story cycle Repetition Patterns, and that title has been out for an entire year now; needless to say, the number has come as a shock to all of us, and I have to admit that I am eternally grateful for the interest all of you have so far shown in it.
To celebrate, Sally has started up an official group at Facebook for the novella; over 150 strong already, it is where fans of the book and author can gather to receive the latest news, discuss the book in detail, and help spread the word about it to others. Don't forget, CCLaP has no marketing budget to speak of, so word-of-mouth is one of the only ways that the center's books get promoted to the general public to begin with; joining this group so that it appears in your profile, as well as its updates appearing on your wall, is a great way to help with this promotion, in a quick manner that costs no money. Also, if you have the time, I highly encourage you to mention Asleep at your own blog or Twitter account, and of course to put up your thoughts at the book's official page at Goodreads.com; it's all of these things that have led to 300 people downloading it in the first place, so please know that your small effort can and does have a big effect on the book's overall promotion. I thank you in advance for any help you can provide; and of course if you haven't yet read the book yourself, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Don't forget that the book has been released under a "pay what you want" system, so the download is theoretically free if you want it to be!