Today is MOD-Day.

As I write this, 2:02 AM Pacific time on October 26, Machine of Death is #53 on Amazon’s bestseller list. This is (as the graphic above indicates) a 14,000% increase from yesterday’s ranking.

Would you like to read some of this book? Here are the first forty pages. I am so incredibly proud of this collection.

If this book makes it all the way to Number One at any point today I will give you five Wondermark strips next week.

Buy it right now!

UPDATE: It is 4:39 AM and the book is up to #24. I am freaking out a little

UPDATE It is 9:37 AM. I woke up a little bit ago but couldn’t climb out of bed, I was too nervous. What if I had missed everything? What if we’d peaked and now were sliding rapidly back down the slope behind Glenn Beck’s new book?



45 thoughts on “Today is MOD-Day.”

  1. Just committed to a delivery which might be as late as December 15th (stupid UK!) but at least now I can feel I had some small part in getting the book up to it’s current slot of #12! The 64,991% increase in sales makes me smile 🙂

  2. Got mine ordered as well, in the UK along with Paul though it might be a while before I get to read it.

    Still at #12, but has reached #1 for SF Anthologies. Hopefully the timezones mean there is a big push to come from people in the US when they get home after work tonight…

  3. Well, the Malki! collection won’t be complete without a #1 bestseller as well. You’re currently in the top spot under the Movers and Shakers tab. Clearly more tab domination is imminent.

  4. Just going to point out at as of 10:57 EDT, the book’s rank is up 97,320%. Ninety-seven THOUSAND percent. I don’t even know what that means…

  5. Picked it up, anything by you and Ryan is gold. Bought it at #5, came back half an hour later and its #2. Niiiiiiiiice. Looking foreward to 5 strips this week!

  6. At 1:30 pm EDT
    “1. Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 591,900%
    Sales Rank in Books: 1 ”

    Very impressive! Bought the book. Now the Kindle Edition?

  7. from just one of the very grateful authors, thank you all so much. Also thanks to the editors and their FIENDISHLY EVIL AND EFFECTIVE marketing plan!

  8. Congrats to Malki!, Ryan, and everyone else involved in this project! I started reading the PDF preview after ordering, and now I really, really want that book to get here.

  9. Keep it up, people! The day ain’t over yet, and we can’t let it slip back down! We must remain vigilant against the readership of Beck, Grisham, and (saints preserve us) that pickled rascal of a man Keith Richards.

    Ordering mine now

  10. Well congratulations!

    Interesting that the price has come down almost 50% as the sales have gone up – is that an Amazon thing, do they charge less, and presumably pay the publishers less, as the sales go up?

  11. Bought, and pimped on Facebook. Heck, for $10 a new scifi anthology is a must-have – there is always something great in a SF anthology. And it helps me pay you back for all the fantastic comics you’ve made. Congratulations on successfully scaling the bestselling book-heap!

  12. What’s really interesting to me is that the price has automatically dropped 45%. The demand for bestsellers must be elastic! And I’m actually considering buying it now, so Amazon’s pricing strategy is quite effective…

  13. Well, yuh got me! I’m having it shipped to the Netherlands since I wanted to buy it on amazon US. Congratulations on your awesome achievement guys!
    And, roll on 5 Wondermark strips 🙂

  14. @Tim, that is interesting, as I paid $29 overall with shipping. I thought with the USD being what it was, maybe this was our time, but no, the Aussies get screwed once again. ENJOY, AMERICAN BOURGEOIS PIGS.

  15. Bought this as soon as I could. Paid $29 with shipping to OZ which is not a HUGE amount of money and it’s for a good cause and all. Woke up this morning and the Price is down by 45%. Did you expect this to happen? Seems like all the people who really came out to support MOD day got the tightest deal. In future people may be tempted to wait for the price to drop which in turn may make a book not actually get to number 1. It seems that this situation sets a bad precedent for any future projects like this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bitching about the extra couple of bucks, but if all the people who got in quick to make MOD work see a negative reward, a project like this may not work again in the future.

  16. @Mike: That’s a good point and a fair one. The price drop wasn’t our doing at all — apparently Amazon automatically discounts bestsellers, I guess to help keep them moving? We didn’t know that ahead of time, and were just as surprised as you were.

    We ARE offering a 100% free ebook version of your choice (Kindle, ePub etc.) to anyone who forwards us their Amazon receipt — so hopefully you’re still getting good value for the price!

    Details here:

    Guys this is really amazing, I can’t even come close to expressing how grateful we are to everyone!

  17. Heh, I was waiting on buying Earth and the new Riordan book just to make sure my purchase counted to #1 status.

  18. Just a heads up.. I ordered one earlier, and a second one later after the price dropped. I called up Amazon and asked them why the price dropped, and the woman on the phone was surprised and changed my price to the lower one.

    The people on the phone are either sneaky or dumb; either way, I got two books for the price of the original. Call them before it ships!

  19. That’s a really nice offer. Like I said, it’s not a huge amount of money but it just seemed like it would be a little self defeating for future projects. Thanks for replying, it’s nice to know there’s a non-gaxian entity toiling behind this site.

    Congratulations on getting this scheme working. You must feel like one well loved non-gaxian entity right now.

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