Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Heilbronn Stimme Article!

German Bestseller!!

At the urging of German fans on my Facebook fan page, I contacted the Heilbronn Stimme. It’s the newspaper in Heilbronn, Germany where my first book “SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat” happened. A month or two ago, an editor from the paper sent me a message to send him a book and he’d write about it. I put together a press packet and didn’t hear anything back for weeks. Then another reporter contacted me last week to send some pictures for the article! The original editor had the reporter read it because his English was better.
The article ran today! Several German fans contacted me this morning to let me know it was in the paper and mentioned on the front page! The reporter sent tear sheets to my e-mail, but I haven’t had a chance to translate them yet. The fans told me it’s a good article. Here it is if you’d like to take a peek.

 I’m on the front page of a major, German newspaper!! In case you wonder if print media still has any power, here are the rankings of “SAT & BAF!” on Amazon.de earlier today:

Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 161 in Englische Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Englische Bücher)

·         Nr. 1 in Englische Bücher > Geschichte > Weltgeschichte > 20. Jahrhundert

·         Nr. 1 in Englische Bücher > Reise & Abenteuer > Europa > Deutschland

·         Nr. 1 in Englische Bücher > Geschichte > Militär > Waffen & Kriegsführung

 For the mono-lingually challenged among us, here’s an English translation of the ranks:
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: # 161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
# 1> in Books> History> World History> 20th century
# 1 >in Books> Travel & Adventure> Europe> Germany
# 1> in Books> History> Military> Weapons & Warfare

Awesome! I’ve been waiting for word to get out in Germany. It has been rising all day. I knew there was a market in Germany! I’d like to thank the Heilbronn Stimme for expressing an interest in the book and for running the article. What a wonderful day!