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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Help Someone in Need: A Book Bomb for Ben Wolverton

[Updated with best selling rankings at the end of this post]

Ben Wolverton, age 16, was in a tragic long-boarding accident on Wednesday the 4th, 2013. He suffers from severe brain trauma, a cracked skull, broken pelvis and tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drums, road rash, pneumonia, and is currently in a coma. His family has no insurance.

Ben is the son of author David Farland, whose books have won multiple awards, and who is widely known as a mentor to many prominent authors, such as Stephenie Meyer and Brandon Mull. Costs for Ben's treatment are expected to rise above $1,000,0000. To help raise money for Ben, we are having a book bomb today, right now on behalf of Ben.

You can learn more about Ben's condition, or simply donate to the Wolverton family here: www.gofundme.com/BensRecovery Join the cause on Facebook.

What is a Book Bomb?

For those that don’t know, a book bomb is an event where participants purchase a book on a specific day to support the author, or, in this case, a young person in serious need: Ben Wolverton.

Having everyone purchase the book on the same day boosts the book's presence online, which leads to even more sales. All money David Farland makes from his book bomb books today will go to Ben's medical expenses.

What Book are We Promoting?

David Farland’s young adult fantasy thriller Nightingale has won seven awards, including the Grand Prize at the Hollywood Book Festival—beating out ALL books in ALL categories. It has been praised by authors such as James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), and Paul Genesse (Iron Dragon series), and has received four and a half starts on Amazon. You can read reviews here. Read a review by Hypable.com here.

Some people sing at night to drive back the darkness. Others sing to summon it. . . .

Bron Jones was abandoned at birth. Thrown into foster care, he was rejected by one family after another, until he met Olivia, a gifted and devoted high school teacher who recognized him for what he really was—what her people call a "nightingale."

But Bron isn't ready to learn the truth. There are secrets that have been hidden from mankind for hundreds of thousands of years, secrets that should remain hidden. Some things are too dangerous to know. Bron's secret may be the most dangerous of all.

Nightingale is available as a hardcover, ebook, audio book, and enhanced novel for the iPad. Buy it today to help Ben!

You can purchase it on AmazonBarnes and Nobleon the Nightingale website (purchase print and audio editions here), or, you can get the enhanced version, complete with illustrations, interviews, animations, and its very own soundtrack through iTunes

If you are a writer, you may want to consider purchasing David Farland’s Million Dollar Outlines instead. Both books are part of the book bomb. Million Dollar Outlines has been a bestseller on Amazon for over a month and is only $6.99.

As a bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).

In Million Dollar Outlines, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.

Get it on Amazon or on Barnes and Noble. Read one of the 26 reviews here.

Would you like to just donate money? You can do that here.

I don't have any money, but I want to help!

You can help by telling others about Ben’s donation page and/or this book bomb. Share it on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog—anywhere you can. We have an event page set up on facebook here.

Will Ben be okay?

Get updates on Ben's condition, support him and his family, and learn about other ways you can help at his website.

Thank you for your support.


Thank you to the thousands of people who helped make this book bomb happen. If you missed the event, you can still purchase the books. They will still help pay for Ben's medical expenses. 

The best part of this event is that we blew the books' rankings out of the water!

Nightingale Best Seller Rankings

#84 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Contemporary
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Paranormal

Barnes and Noble
Sales Rank: 122

Million Dollar Outlines Best Seller Rankings

#121 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Education & Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Editing
#1 in Books > Education & Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Writing > Editing
#6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction

Barnes and Noble
Sales Rank: 248

Ben also has a new facebook page. Like it here.

As of right now, $23,495 have been donated on Ben's GoFundMe page


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