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Black Sheep, Again.

This is the cover for Black Sheep:



The amazon listing for the book has been changed, so no longer do people have to keep saying to me, "The cover is different."

Yesterday a bunch of people bought the book and, at one stage, it had a ranking of on amazon of 23, 300. Chasing your ranking there is a kind of insanity, but I figure it means maybe half a dozen copies got sold, or some such thing. There were a couple of posts by nice people who pimped the book out, and I'm grateful for that. When I am ruler of the world, you may consider yourself safe for the first year of my bloody dictatorship.

Also, in case you're wondering what kind of book Black Sheep is, Deb Layne (deborahlive) read it last year while I was writing 26Lies, and says that, "Although it's an earlier work, in it you get glimpses of what will eventually be the mature Ben voice. It's a haunting meditation on race, identity and nationalism. And it's a love story."

You can buy it from Amazon, and from Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney. Thanks to John Au-Yeung for the link there.

And there we go.

Now I just have to figure out the things that I can do for the book. If you review or want an interview, drop me a note. I'm also especially interested if anyone has connections to college/university newspapers or magazines that review/interview.

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girliejones
Jun. 20th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
i just ordered it and it says i should definitely get it by Aug 23!
benpeek
Jun. 20th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
sweet :)
speshal_k
Jun. 20th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
It was 16,000 or so after I bought it :-)

(about 10 pm Perth time)
benpeek
Jun. 20th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
i imagine all them people in perth were buying copies ;)
kaolinfire
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
Happy to review. No college/university connections on the English front, though. You'd think, given community college is one of my side jobs, but that's computer science...

And ah, I remember this cover. Also beautiful, just differently. Torn on which I prefer. This one is definitely more modern. I think it also conveys more. The other is just _prettier_, at somewhat superficial level.
benpeek
Jun. 20th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
really, the other one wasn't so pretty up close. it had kinda grown on me, though.

anyhow, for reviewing, you want a pdf or a copy of it? if you're good with a pdf, i can hook you straight away. book'll take a while.
kaolinfire
Jun. 20th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
It's sort of a flip situation for me, for reviewing--book will be gotten to in a timely manner, PDF less so. Maybe send the PDF and if I haven't gotten to it by "a while", consider hardcopy? (( review@gudmagazine.com ))
benpeek
Jun. 21st, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
yeah, i'll send it to you. you could always try hitting up the publisher for a review copy, too.
fetishpunk
Jun. 20th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
What a great fucking quote!
benpeek
Jun. 21st, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
people do seem to like, yeah.
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