The Sound of Drums – My rarest book

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What I did was, I made this week’s book “A Taste of Blood and Roses” the sticky post so I can continue to blog.  As of next week, I’ll make another title sticky, and move on…possibly with a free book day or two on Amazon.com.  For now – on to something very cool.

Today, something happened that I thought was NEVER going to happen.  I was fixing up my Goodreads Page, adding in missing cover art.  One of the books listed without a cover was the very extremely limited Cargo Cult Press title – The Sound of Drums.  This book was never really published.  There were only 9 copies (plus a couple of PC copies, one of which is the only one I own or have ever seen).  Six of the actual published copies were numbered, and these went to lifetime numbered edition subscribers to Cargo Cult Press.   The other three were initialed to the three lifetime lettered edition subscribers.  I have a complete collection of Cargo Cult numbered editions (PC copies) – payment for writing The Sound of Drums, but I’ve always regretted that I never got one of the lettered editions of my book.  They were so expensive to create that I was told the publisher, Brian Cartwright, didn’t even get one for himself.

Anyway, long story short, I found a copy today for sale on line, and the rice was VERY reasonable.  I bought it.  It’s on it’s way to me, and it will be treasured forever.  I can’t wait to lay it side by side with the numbered edition and see what’s different.

For those of you interested – this story is the final story in A Taste of Blood and Roses, this week’s entry in the YEAR OF ME promotion I’m running, trying to kickstart my sales and evolve my career to a higher level.  This is a cool story.  The 9 original owners of this book appear as characters in the story itself, which is also one that I love.  It has (of course) a cargo cult in it.  It has the US Navy (which I have some experience with).  It has supernatural elements, a deserted island…what more could you want?

-DNW

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