J.D. Barker



THE FOURTH MONKEY makes the Semifinals of the GoodReads Choice Awards! #4MK

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to write in a vote for THE FOURTH MONKEY! With over 900,000 books published so far this year, making the short list of top 20 Thriller/Mysteries is no easy feat, and not one I could accomplish without your help. I am truly grateful. Thank you.

Who’s ready for round two?

This is where things get interesting. We’re up against some big names – J.D. Robb, John Sandford, Dan Brown, Paula Hawkins… but I think we can beat them. Each one has a corporate marketing machine standing behind him/her; deep pockets and large staffs that will spend more $ than most small countries in an attempt to capture your vote. They’re probably dropping hardcovers from airplanes right now, booking appearances on the Today Show, going door-to-door, picking up television ads and buying every inch of space in all the magazines. Somewhere, a baby was just born and a representative from one of the big five publishers probably stood over that child with an iPad and a fresh GoodReads account in an attempt to capture that newly minted vote.

I can’t do that.
I can’t do any of that.
I’m the new guy on the block and I don’t have the budget.

All I can do, is ask you for one more favor.
Please take a second and click on thisĀ link.
…and click the Vote button.

I’m sure of one thing.
This is an uphill battle.
And you should never rule out the underdog. We have numbers.
Together, our voice is deafening.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see the little guy win this thing?




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