West Seattle author Mike Hickey marketing novel ‘flash mob’ style

October 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm | In West Seattle books, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

Want to be part of a “flash mob” without leaving your own home/office? Local writer Mike Hickey‘s first novel is going on sale online, and therein lies the opportunity.

Hickey is also a South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) faculty member, and he says “some former students have organized a ‘flash mob’ purchase” of his novel, “Counterclockwise,” at exactly 11 am tomorrow (Thursday, November 1st). He says it’s an attempt to at least briefly “break onto the Amazon.com bestseller list, albeit for a brief duration.”

What’s the book about? “It’s 1980, Tucson, Arizona, and a grocery store clerk becomes friends with a world-famous rock singer. Their friendship inspires each to face their respective pasts and the demons that seem to be sabotaging their respective futures.” He adds, “This book started as a series of related short stories in 1978. It is a thirty-four-year-old dream come true!”

Even if it sounds interesting now, Hickey says, consider waiting till 11 am tomorrow (Pacific time) – he’s asking friends and relatives (and you if you’d like to help!) to spread the word everywhere they can. (You can share this on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, multiple other places by using the “Share This” link below the story, same as ANY story on WSB.) Just to see what happens. The link for buying it from Amazon is here.

You can also meet Mike (who you may also know as Seattle’s Poet Populist) at his book-launch party, 7 pm November 14 at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) – “free appetizers and lots of fun.”

4 Comments

  1. This is so cool! I was a student of Mike’s, he was great!!!

    Comment by Casey — 1:09 pm October 31, 2012 #

  2. I was a student of his as well. I will be online tomorrow at 11:00! Yay Mike!

    Comment by SAR — 1:30 pm October 31, 2012 #

  3. A fine novel, I’m sure, which will eventually come to rest on our shelves nestled between Infinite Jest and Gravity’s Rainbow.

    Comment by Patrick — 3:48 pm October 31, 2012 #

  4. Mike is a good teacher. He genuinely loves what he does. He’ll have to donate one to the school library.

    Comment by Km — 7:07 pm October 31, 2012 #

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