Weird World War III: One-Year Sales Report

A Book Launch in the Time of COVID-19 and Cyberwar (Continued)

In the first year since launch, BookScan reported a total of 816 Weird World War III US retail print sales. Below is a month-by-month sales view with trade paperback and mass market paperback sales in dark and light blue, respectively.

Below are the BookScan US trade paperback and mass market paperback sales as reported by Amazon for the period of September 27th through October 3rd by geography. As a reminder, BookScan compiles point-of-sales data from ~10,000 retailers throughout the US, including Barnes & Noble,, Target, and Buy.Com. Retailers such as Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club do not participate. As such, BookScan estimates that this point-of-sales data represent about 75% of all brick-and-mortar and online retail print book sales in the US. It does not include ebook sales, sales outside the US, sales to libraries, or used book sales.

According to Bookscan, Weird World War III sold 43 copies in the final week of this one-year period, an increase 38 copies from the prior week. The huge increase was primarily driven by the release of the anthologies mass market paperback.

Amazon reviews for Weird World War III ended this one-year period at 53 with an average rating of 4.1.

Again, if you’re reading this and still haven’t purchased a copy yet, please do. All you need do is click one of the links below. If you have purchased a copy, thank you so much. If you don’t mind doing a quick Amazon review, I would be even more grateful.


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New and Upcoming Fiction!

I have several new pieces of fiction coming out over the next few months that I wanted to share with everyone. Above is the cover for Robosoldiers: Thank You for Your Servos, which is expected to see publication in the summer of 2022. I have a novelette called “Manchurian” in the anthology, which has both artificial intelligence as well as a weird fiction aesthetic that could easily fit into my Weird World War IV anthology.

MYTHIC #17 is out now and features another one of my artificial intelligence stories called “The Killer App.”

“Beneath Oblivion’s Black Stars” will also appear in Jennifer Brozek’s 99 Tiny Terrors later this month.

“Mandible,” a Weird World War III tale, will soon appear on the horror fiction podcast, Tales to Terrify.

My novella, Hell’s Well, is expected to come out next October in the thirteenth installment of the Systema Paradoxa series of cryptid tales. I am working through the editor’s comments this week.

Lastly, I expect the “The Holy Terror of Pemrose House” to appear in Stupefying Stories, but I do not yet have a date on when it is expected to see publication.

As a reminder, you can find the mass market paperback of Weird World War III here, and Weird World War IV is now available for preorder. You can also find Weird World War IV in the links below!

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Weird World War III: To-Date Promotional Summary: October 7th Update

Here’s a cumulative summary of all the promotional activity I’ve compiled as of October 5, 2021. The only addition this week is an interview on Weird World War III at Free Talk Live.

So far, Weird World War III has garnered media appearances in the following formats:

  • 22 Radio / Podcast / Video Interviews
  • 3 Written Interviews
  • 7 Features or Blog Posts
  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Think Pieces
  • 1 Story Note
  • 1 Ad
  • 95 Blog Posts on Through a Glass Darkly (including posts about Weird World War IV)

More specifically, Weird World War III has been mentioned or appeared in the below formats and venues:

Podcasts / Interviews (Video or Radio)

Interviews / Profiles (Online)

Features / Mentions


Think Pieces

Story Notes


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