SERVANT & Smith’s grocery, CURSE, Suspense series, My blog readers

Smith’s Grocery Goodness

Just saw the paperback of SERVANT OF A DARK GOD in a Smith’s grocery in Kaysville, Utah. What this tells me is that SERVANT sold well enough when it was in the Smith’s stores in hardback for them to bring it back a second time. I’m guessing it’s in all the stores in the state. I want to thank all of you who bought it in hardback at the time from Smith’s.

Now, some of you may be wondering–why is Brown getting so excited about his book being in a grocery store? Here’s why.

Barnes & Noble is one of my favorite places in the world. But there are only 10 stores in all of Utah. There are 50 Smith’s stores in Utah. There are probably 30-40 Fresh Markets in the same area.  There are 10 Maceys. When a book gets picked up by a grocery store, that ususally means it’s going to sell a LOT more copies. Why? Because more people can see that the thing exists. Furthermore, those displays put the cover face out. A huge draw for buyers that like to browse. So this is great news. And SERVANT might even be in some stores outside of Utah since Smiths’ and Fresh Market are national chains. If you see a copy in your local grocery store, please let me know.  

And here’s to the day when these books show up in Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Costco as well. 

Curse of a Dark God Status

A lot of people have been asking about the release date for CURSE. The short answer is that we don’t have a date yet. I will be writing a long entry about it next Monday or Tuesday. Just know that I’m working my keister off to deliver more great entertainment to you.

Suspense Series Status

I’m working on the post on structure. It’s about half way done. I hope to publish it over the Thanksgiving weekend.

You JB blog readers

I get a few thousand folks coming to this site each month. Most leave very little trace. But there’s nothing like meeting someone new who mentions they found a blog useful or entertaining. I had a great time at the Dragons & Fairy Tales book signing and at the dinner afterwards with the other authors. One gal who came by mentioned she enjoyed the recent post on cauliflower, even though she hasn’t read SERVANT yet. That made the whole evening. Of all the posts . . . Anyway, I’m so glad to hear from my readers. Even if it’s the veggie lovers 🙂

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2 Responses to SERVANT & Smith’s grocery, CURSE, Suspense series, My blog readers

  1. Ben says:

    Congrats on your book being in the grocery stores! When I bought Servant, I stopped by two or three of my local Smith’s stores, but none of them had it. So I ended up buying it from Barnes and Noble. Here’s hoping you make it into some bigger chains.

    I’m also glad you get more blog readers than is apparent from the comments. I think having to register and be logged in could be part of what’s discouraging people from making comments. Regardless, if I take some of my precious time to actually read and follow someone’s blog, I feel obligated to make comments every now and then. That’s what I would hope for from my own blog readers. And I really enjoy your blog, so thanks!

  2. John Brown says:

    Glad to hear it, Ben.

    As for the registration, I know it is a hassle, but if I don’t do that I get tons of spam comments. Still, I think the % of people who post comments in general is always extremely low. Less than 1% of the readership of any site, if I recall it correctly.