Monday, June 23, 2008

Sales Numbers

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." ~Pablo Picasso

I finally joined the world of 2008 and bought a laptop yesterday, complete with a wireless router so I can actually sit anywhere in my house and connect to the Internet. While I thought this would be a plus (so hubby and I don't have to negotiate time on our desktop), I can see how it can also EASILY become a huge distraction...I can't force myself to just write when with one little click I can be online. Hmm. Must find way to control the urge to surf while I should be turning out pages instead.

Now, to clarify yesterday's blog post, yes, I know that 49 book sales in one afternoon is a lot, and I know I'm a lucky girl to have so many friends and family turn out to support my habit (ahem...writing habit, that is...). I certainly don't anticipate those kind of sales anywhere else I'm going this summer. Hey, I've sat in enough Borders the last few months to know even one sale is good! If you're an author preparing for any kind of appearance, I would just advise to keep an open mind - you really can never tell who will show up or who will want to buy a book. Expect no one to buy anything at all, and you'll be pleasantly surprised if they do.

Finally, help me welcome a new author to blogger land: Dayana Knight, who writes paranormal romance and has a series coming out shortly. Stop by her blog and tell her hello!


Marianne Arkins said...

I <3 my laptop... I take it everywhere. Even the local Wendy's has WiFi!


Sarita Leone said...

Congrats on having such a successful signing. It sounds like you had a lovely day. :)

Diane Craver said...

That's wonderful you got a laptop!
Congrats on your impressive book sales at your signing!

Dru said...

Congrats. I hope you enjoy your new laptop as much as I enjoy mine.

windycindy said...

I don't own a laptop, yet! Funny, both of our sons do, as well as my husband! I will have to check into this!!!!!! Cindi

Dayana said...

Hey, Allie!

Thanks for the warm welcome:) and stopping by my blog. "Curse of the Marhime" is slated for release on September 5! Needless to say, I am very excited and scampering to get the release marketing going. YIKES!