I’ve been studying this bestseller list as quoted on a blog, for the last few hours, and I can’t decide. If it’s real, then this self-published author beat out big, traditional-published authors, such as Jim Butcher and Caitlin Kittredge. If it’s real, then kudos to him! (According to the site, the book has been picked up by a traditional publisher and will be available on shelves in a matter of months.)
Here’s an excerpt from the author, Larry Correia’s LiveJournal:
Pick up a copy of Entertainment Weekly. On Page 69 is the best-sellers chart. Entertainment Weekly will contact one big independant bookstore and use their list. Luckily for me, this week was Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Fantasy mega-store.
#1 Outlaw Demon Wails – Kim Harrison
#2 Snake Agent – Liz Williams
#3 Monster Hunter International – Larry Correia
#4 White Night – Jim Butcher
#5 Goblin War – Jim C. Hines
#6 Rollback – Robert J. Sawyer
#7 Night Life – Caitlin Kittredge
#8 Liaden Universe Companion – Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
#9 Into a Dark Realm – Raymond E. Feist
#10 Across the Face of the World – Russell Kirkpatrick
Amazing! The novel, Monster Hunters International, sounds great:
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.
It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business.
And now Owen is their newest recruit. It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves.
Business is good…
Welcome to Monster Hunter International.