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It has been a bad day so far. I woke up around 4:30 and checked the status of the book. It had fallen out of the Hot & Trending top 20 again and so far today, it hasn’t made it back.

I sent out some more requests for nominations and I hope that comes to fruition. Any help that any of you could give in that regard would be much appreciated.

Based on most of what I found in the top 20, I should have written a dystopian sci-fi paranormal romance novel, but I just can’t and won’t.

Anyway, I am hopeful that since so many of the books in the current Hot & Trending top 20 are in their last day or last few days in a couple of cases, perhaps my book will find its way back in.

In the meantime, I have decided to share an interesting little tidbit I heard from an older family member. When I told him about my book, which I had somehow neglected to do earlier in the process, he told me that my great-uncle had been a friend of Mickey Spillane(The writer of Mike Hammer fame). This was news to me. My great-uncle had told me of many interesting experiences in his life, but somehow he either neglected to tell me that one or he told me when I was at an age at which I didn’t appreciated it. Young ones, listen to these stories. before you know it, these important people in your life are gone and so are their stories and wisdom unless you stored it up while they were alive. He also told me that they liked to go fishing together somewhere in South Carolina, but he couldn’t remember where. I did find out that Mickey Spillane moved to Murrells Inlet after flying over the area while a fighter pilot and saying that he wanted to move there.

Now I need to go read some of his books and talk to some other older relatives to see what I can piece together. I think I may have a place for something like this in a future book.

Please keep sharing with others about the campaign. It is a long haul, so we can still pull it out. It isn’t scheduled to end until December 21st, so until then, keep up the good work.


I think I am obsessing over this too much. It is back in the Hot & Trending 20 at 20. But let’s keep vigilant. It seems to update around 20 minutes after the hour. The fact that I know that proves I am obsessing over it, doesn’t it? I know, but it’s my baby.

Hot & Trending Top 20, page 2:

Link to book where you can nominate it:


J.B. Collum

The book has dropped out of the Hot & Trending 20, so let’s do what we can to get it back. Share it on Facebook, email it, tweet about it, whatever. What replaced it makes it doubly hard to take; A vampire romance novel. Oh the ignominy!


Thanks to all of you out there reading and nominating my book, it was a very good weekend. As I type this, the book is currently number one on the Top 20 Hot & Trending, though, to be honest, I am not sure the order in this is significant. It could just be a random ordering of the top 20. But even if that is the case, you have kept it in the top 20 and that is great! I really appreciate it.

Please continue to talk it up and get more people to keep it there.

Hot & Trending:

Nominate the book:

Thanks again!

Things have been up and down since yesterday, but mostly up. The book has been number 1 in the hot and trending top 20 quite a few times and I have also seen it 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, 15, 16, and currently 20.

Thanks for all your help so far. Please keep it up. Please invite your friends to like the JB Collum page on Facebook, etc.

Remember to share the link to the nomination page freely and often. Here it is again:

You continue to amaze. Thanks and please keep it up.

Sorry for all of the exclamations points, but you people are amazing! The book is now in the top 5 on the Hot and Trending list! Keep it up!

You guys are awesome! Keep it up. I just checked the campaign page and enough of you have nominated the book to where it is on the “hot list”! This gets more people to see it, so please keep it up! and keep sharing, and telling your friends.

The Kindle Scout campaign for this book has begun! Please follow the link, and if you like it, nominate it for publication.

Here it is:

If you haven’t already done it, you can become a Kindle Scout right from that link. You don’t need an actual kindle device to do this as it will work with Kindle apps on IOS, Android, Windows, Mac OSX, etc. as well. You will need an Amazon account though and you can also do that after following the link.

Thanks for your help on this everyone, both those who helped with the production and those who will help with the campaign.

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