People have been asking about the opening-day sales of THE STARTER, so here's the deets. We're opening up our kimono and showing you numbers for the first 24 hours. 
  • THE ROOKIE first 24 hours (April, 2009): 646 copies
  • THE STARTER first 24 hours (April, 2010): 897 copies

Boom-shaka-laka. That's a 39 percent increase. Not the 1,000,000 percent increase I was gunning for, but then again, I'm a bit of a tyrannical despot. We don't know if that percentage will increase or decrease over comparable periods of one-month, two-month and beyond, but for now we know that we can pay for the print run and give y'all some seriously tricked-out hardcover crack.

ARealGirl and I can't wait to work with the other DØM talent to give you something really, really special come September time. 

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F**CKING AWESOME!!!

Way to go Junkies!!!  Great 1st day!

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CBBC Head Biker Babe aka Boob Master Flasher, Proud Member of GirlCo, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren AND... I'm [REDACTED]'s [REDACTED]!!!

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Hubba Hubba

Them numbers been happy makin'!

 

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BigJohn: Badass enough to get the drop on Kissyman

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Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

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Thaaa shizz is HAWT!!!

Yo,

It's your boy!! Love that shit, junkies! Super sweet numbers and way to grab on that call to arms!! Damn, if I can do 1/3 of this for the YOUNG JUNIUS Special Edition on May 5th, I'll be STOKED!!

Big Seth Harwood in the House!!

Young Junius Special Edition goes on sale Weds May 5th (CINCO DE JUNIUS) at sethharwood.com/junius

author of the Jack Palms Crime series find it at sethharwood.com Shake 'Em Down!!!

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awesome

Hope sales keep up.

 

Also Ancestor in less then 3 months.

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OMG!

That RAWKS!

 

[flickr-photo:id=3710325452,size=m] and UNdead Grave Mother

 

"I'm gonna show him what a little girl's made of, gunpowder and lead"- Miranda Lambert

*Proud member of GirlCo and The Gutter Sisteren. The CBBC Crack Mamma*

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Nice one Bruvvaa!

Im sure that millions will be sold, eventually!

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A 40% increase? That f*ckin' rocks!

I'll sacrifice a tree kangaroo so you can boost those numbers even higher! 

 

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Ethereal Undead Brain Zombie, Boo Boo Kitty Geisha, Gutter Mistress & Co-Founder of Gutter Sistren

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40% increase is pretty awesome

And definately shows the draw of the FDO. But I'd also say us junkies have a duty to not sit back on our laurels here; we need to push forward and make the OVERALL sale numbers ever higher!

So junkies let's make sure to spread the word of Siglerism to as many people as possible. we know Dark Overlord Media has an uphill battle, So Anything that can be done to help from now till the release will only help the cause! Can we get the sales to 50% higher than the rookie by release day? I'd like to see us try!

in the meantime: awesome first day numbers and maybe with a good release for Ancestor in June we will see a second huge bump in numbers too...

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Owner of the Themela Dreadnaughts - Winners of the 2683 Planet Division

All Hail the FDØ!
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The numbers are staggering....

I'm curious how much the printers are going to cost this time.  What was the rookie, like $6/copy?  Like my dad always said... do the math...   We'll see what we can do to help out and push those numbers even higher...

hhhmmm...  SynapticJam on Toast - hhhmmm... tastes like chicken (aka PUVJK) #2 or 3 in crack hits (Special?  Ain't I just)  Multiple S.H.I.T. Award Recipient!  Double Dipper and Triple Threat!  All-around uberjunkie!

hhhmmm...  SynapticJam on Toast - hhhmmm... tastes like chicken (aka PUVJK) #? in crack hits (Special?  Ain't I just)  Multiple S.H.I.T. Award Recipient!  Double Dipper and Triple Threat!  All-around uberjunkie!

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Uber gratz!

It warms the cockles to see such support

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Pusher, Poet and Pet Protector
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Does the special edition come with

a shot of tequila? May 5 always makes me think of tequila...

Why yes, apples. How did you know? [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren

Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren
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Totally cool...

I'm going to try to get a set (Rookie & Starter) for my nephew... he will appreciate the uber coolness. (Gotta wait for payday - I already ordered 2 Starters on 4/1)

Why yes, apples. How did you know? [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren

Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren
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Sweet!!

Those are some awesome numbers - Junkies rawk!

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The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

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You know it!

Hells yes, it comes with tequila!

This book is like a double-shot with extra salt!

author of the Jack Palms Crime series find it at sethharwood.com Shake 'Em Down!!!

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That means we're getting close to being sold out of THE ROOKIE

#2171 sold Down Under. 646 more copies on Sigler Ascension Day. That means there were only 183 at most left as of 4/2/2010 at 0900.

Who knows how many have sold since then? Which lucky Junkie will wind up with #3000?

 

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A life vacant of laughter is not worth exerting the effort it takes to live it.

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Prøducer øf Døøm, Høst øf Tuesday Terrør, Funky Name Brutha, Retired Gutter Brethren & Tangential Tyke

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I don't think that's right

I thought the 646 were from the first 24 hours of the Rookie's first day of sales. I think they were comparing first-day sales between the two books.

 

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BigJohn: Badass enough to get the drop on Kissyman

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Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

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Yeah, I think you're right now that I look at it again.

The math works out too. 897.94 is 39% more than 646.

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A life vacant of laughter is not worth exerting the effort it takes to live it.

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Prøducer øf Døøm, Høst øf Tuesday Terrør, Funky Name Brutha, Retired Gutter Brethren & Tangential Tyke

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Ok I just have to say Im

Ok I just have to say Im not hurt buy these numbers. Well...No, not emotionally, no I'm not. I'm disappointed... not terribly, but still, it should have gone much, further, much faster. It's okay, though, I know what the problem is, that's simple we have to go back to the lab and make our crack more addictive! And start producing the plaid tanks a little earlier then planned. Kent... Kent... God Damn it don't touch other people things!

Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum

Jayguana

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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#3000 isn't me

I purchased my copy of The Rookie on 3/31/10 so I'm 99% certain that it wasn't #3000. I was already a year late for The Rookie and I didn't want to miss out.

My personalization requests for The Rookie and The Starter said "Surprise Me". It was my first time purchasing customized Sigler books, so I hope I didn't f**k up my chance at personalization.

I had fun reading comments on the Scott Sigler's Junkie Facebook page while waiting for The Starter. When the server crashed, I photoshopped the error message and posted it to the group.

I was amazed at how fast the FDO's assistants restored the server. I think that April 2 should be an appreciation day for the FDO's awesome assistants. Especially A. Kovacs.

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"I love the smell of dead triangles in the morning…The smell, you know that rotting smell…smells like victory"

---Perry Dawsey paraphrasing Robert Duvall

"I love the smell of dead triangles in the morning…The smell, you know that rotting smell…smells like victory"

---Perry Dawsey paraphrasing Robert Duvall

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aweSOME, an increase is an increase.

that is all

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OK, I got the limes

Joined the FB group... and it's on my calendar. A friend of the FDO's deserves a little love from the Junkies.

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Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren
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I totally agree… mad props for both of them for sure … but …

The Director of Døøm isn't my assistant.  A's my business partner at Dark Øverlord Media. We're in it together, and trust me when I tell you THE ROOKIE and THE STARTER hardcovers wouldn't happen if it was up to me alone.

And MastaPimp Pulsar was right up on that server overload, that's for sure.


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Outstanding!

How did I miss this report?! This is outstanding news! Thanks for sharing the info A/Siggie as I'm sure this type of proprietary info isn't always readily shared at traditional publishing companies.  Another reason Dark Øverlord Media rocks...transparency and collaborative efforts! It's also really neat to see the domination growing with each offering.

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Not Sure How I Missed This...

 

... but those numbers are actually pretty good.

Seemed like it was about 10 times that amount as I refreshed about a gazillion times to order my copies.

Gotta say that I'm pretty impressed with Dark Øverlord Media... you guys rock!

 

-Sci-FiGeek Version 2.0 - Bigger, better, stronger... and with improved green goo!

"Big Fish," Dark Øverlørd Media In-Høuse Graphic Designer  •  CBBC Røad Captain    scottpond.com  •  Grand Mafioso of NH

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very nice

just think...five more books to go! looks like a good trend to be making

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