Encore Edition

by John J. Miller on June 9, 2010 · 2 comments

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Amazon.com has officially trumpeted the publication of the AmazonEncore edition of The First Assassin:

SEATTLE, Jun 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that AmazonEncore, one of Amazon’s publishing imprints, will be introducing ten new books this fall …

Journalist John J. Miller’s “The First Assassin” is a riveting historical thriller set in Washington, D.C., at the dawn of the Civil War. In 1861, when a wealthy southern secessionist sends an assassin to murder Abraham Lincoln, the president’s security chief begins a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that could save a country on the brink of war–or cost America her only hope for survival. New York Times-bestselling author Brad Thor has written of “The First Assassin”: “Packed with fascinating information, superb characters and sublime plot twists, ‘The First Assassin’ is one of the most exciting thrillers I have read in a long, long time. This is historical fiction at its best.” John J. Miller is a journalist who writes for the National Review, the Wall Street Journal and other publications. The author of several books of nonfiction, “The First Assassin” is his first novel. Miller lives with his family in Prince William County, Va. “The First Assassin” will be published on September 14. …

Announced in May 2009, AmazonEncore is a program which identifies exceptional books and emerging authors using information on Amazon.com, such as customer reviews and sales data. Amazon then works with the authors to introduce or re-introduce their books to readers through marketing and distribution into multiple channels and formats, such as the Amazon Books Store, Amazon Kindle Store, and national and independent bookstores via third-party wholesalers. AmazonEncore is a brand for titles published by Amazon Content Services LLC.

Galleys of these titles are available for media and can be obtained by e-mailing encore-pr@amazon.com.

One of my new label-mates is Raymond Bean, the author of Sweet Farts: Rippin’ It Old School. Make of that what you will. Other forthcoming AmazonEncore titles and authors include A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion; Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch by Richard Hine; AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller (no relation); Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese; Shaken by J.A. Konrath; The Grove by John Rector; Final Price by J. Gregory Smith; and MetaGame by Sam Landstrom.

  • Trey Allemang

    So, the self-publishing gig worked out. What a country!
    I am very happy for you, Mr. Miller.

  • Hey John Miller, congratulations on the Encore deal. I can’t wait to see your novel. I’ve pre-ordered my copy. Also, great job with your piece on O. Henry’s secret past in The Wall Street Journal yesterday.

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