I know a ton of you are dying to see the world of WOOL come to life on the big or small screen. So I’m here to tell you how we can help make this happen: There has been some stirrings on the film side of things, and even the pessimist in me is sitting up and taking note of what’s going on. You may have seen the news that Nicole Perlman was hired to write a script for Ridley Scott. Now I’m going to tell you how we can really improve the odds of something going forward. And we only have a few months to do it, because come October, the option will expire, and I’ll be shopping the project to studios again.
How do things get greenlit in Hollywood? By calculating risk. By looking at what similar films have done in the box office, and by looking at what kind of audience the source material has. WOOL has sold a ton of copies. A big bunch of tons. It has hit the New York Times list several times, in several formats (paperback, hardback, ebook). It’s been a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. It’s the #1 work of science fiction in history in Taiwan. The work is in 40 languages. Millions of copies have been sold around the world.
Now we just need to amp up the noise for a few weeks.
To that end, I’ve dropped the price of the Omnibus to $2.99. And the same for SHIFT. And the same for DUST. You can get the entire trilogy for under $9 — less than the cost of a single novel from major publishers.
This is a steal. Most of you already own these works, so you can’t buy them to boost the noise, which leaves us trying to convince friends and family to pick up the novels. Even if they won’t read them for a long while, let them know that their $8.97 is going to help kickstart a major motion picture. Yes, it really has the potential to do that. For less than $9, or the cost of a movie ticket, they can help make your dream come true.
Oh, and my dream. :)
If this gains some steam, I’ve got some surprises in store. But first, we need to see if we can get the entire trilogy up into the top 500 on Amazon. They don’t have far to go. Then I’ll announce the next goal, and the crazy stunts I’m going to pull. And hey, it doesn’t hurt that this is a lot of fun reading material for very little money. So remind your friends that they don’t need Kindles to read these books. They can read on their computers, their iPads, their phones, pretty much anything with a screen. Or they can buy all three e-book editions simply to give the film chances a huge boost. Or they can get the works in print if they like. It all helps.
Just think: You could be the reason that Juliette comes to life on the big screen. How freaking awesome would that be? And how awesome to see a major motion picture kickstarted via social media and the voice of thousands of dedicated fans? We’ve seen this happen on Kickstarter, and I think it’s possible to influence a major studio as well. You all are already the reason this series has made so much noise and has sold so well around the world.
Some of you will convince one other person. Some of you have already sold dozens of friends on the series, and I’m sure you’ll be able to scrounge up more. Let’s get creative. For the rest of this month and the entire month of July, I’m leaving these prices at rock-bottom levels. And I’ve got some really wacky ideas to come. Some that may be more humiliating than previous crazy stunts I’ve pulled.
Here’s a trailer from Random House UK to get you pumped:
And here are the three books, if you want to share links:
Fingers and toes crossed!