Today I am enclosing my good friend, Russ Colchamiro's, newsletter as my blog. As some of you may know I published Russ' novel FINDERS KEEPERS last year and in a very short time the book has garnered some very fantastic reviews and has recently landed a significant distribution deal. So, without further ado, here's a nice update from Russell...
Hey Gang- I hope everybody had a great July 4th weekend. Besides their first Independence Day, so far this summer Liz and I also took Nate and Abby on their very first family vacation to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, where we all soaked up some pool time and stared out at the ocean as the sun set. Plus, Liz and I had our very first weekend away together -- without the babies -- notching up some beach and restaurant time at Spring Lake, NJ, while my in-laws had a wonderful weekend babysitting their grandkids. They very seriously thought about not giving Nate and Abby back, but exhaustion changed their minds! And on that note, I've got a slew of summer fun to share about Finders Keepers: * A few months back I announced that Small Press United signed me to a deal to distribute Finders Keepers to booksellers across the country. Well, we're starting to see some momentum! It's still early in the process, but to date, Barnes & Noble has ordered more than 50 copies of Finders Keepers, to be sold in various locations! Not sure yet which particular stores will be carrying it, but it sure is a good feeling to know that at long last Finders Keepers will be on the shelves. I will update as I know more. * Speaking of being on the shelves, I am extending the Finders Keepers summer sale throughout the month! To order you signed copy of Finders Keepers for the freakin' sweet summer sale price of just $10, visit http://www.richkoslowski.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=233. Plus FREE shipping in the U.S! * But wait. You say you want to see me in person at a convention this summer. Well ... you're in luck! Throughout July you have not one, but two chances to stop by my booth where I'll be selling and autographing copies of Finders Keepers. Here's where you can find me: Long Island Toy Show, Holiday Inn Hotel, 215 Sunnyside Blvd Plainview, NY - July 17
East Hanover Comic Book Expo, Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel, Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel, 130 Rt 10 West East Hanover, NJ - July 23
* In addition, the latest round of reviews are in. Check out this one from Ruled by Books, who said: "[Finders Keepers is] incredibly funny. ... When [Colchamiro] becomes a best seller, you’ll be able to say you knew him when." For the full review, click here: http://bit.ly/kDJRci
* And for this month's shout-out, if you haven't already, check out the collective works of Rich Henn (Zoomies, Timespell, www.timespell.com), Finders Keepers publisher and cover artist Rich Koslowski (BB Wolf and the 3 LPs, The King, The List, 3 Geeks, www.richkoslowski.com) and JD Arnold (BB Wolf and the 3 LPs, http://www.bbwolfandthethreelps.com/), will all be attending this year's San Diego Comic-Con. They are all excellent creators and big Finders Keepers supporters, so even though I won't be there for the usual summer mayhem, join me with them in spirit. That's all she wrote for this edition. I'll be back later in the summer with new updates, plus some BIG, BIG plans I've got in the works. All the Best, Russ
So there you have it! And as the reviewer above suggested, you might want your First Edition copy now before Russ becomes all rich and famous and those First Printings sell for outrageous prices on eBay.