Ben Parzybok

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Couch hits the Powell’s bestseller list

(Note: Updated for correct spelling of Neil Gaiman and the correct award, whoops!)

This is very fun — I’m taking a snapshot here in case this disappears in a bit — but I was just informed that Couch is currently third on Powell’s bestseller list (updated hourly) — behind Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but ahead of – good lord, and it just won a Caldecott Newberry – Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.

This is likely a result of being a part of Powell’s incredibly awesome Indiespensable program along with Tinkers author Paul Harding.


Go Couch!

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. Wow! You should print and frame that snapshot. It’s nice that #1 is a book on computer engineering, just to keep you humble.

  2. I heard that Digital Control of Dynamic Systems 3rd edition, despite being 850 pages, is a real page turner, with a fascinating zombie love affair sub-plot.

  3. Feh, computer textbooks with zombie-love-affair sub-plots are so overdone. It’s a cheap marketing ploy to exploit the lucrative undead-engineering-romance audience and it will run its course, but a couch quest book endures forever.

  4. Congrats!

    Also tried ordering Couch at the local bookstore and it looks like Ingram has its hands full with orders of the book (i.e. while they have stocks, I couldn’t order it because whatever copies they had went to supplying orders) so it looks like your book’s quite popular.

  5. Thanks Charles – that’s surprising about the Ingram stock – however I thought you had a reviewers-type copy? Let me know if not and I’ll send you one.

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