Friday, July 25, 2008

It's Half Over Already?

"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~Henry James

This is the fourth week of summer vacation, which officially means it's halfway over. Sigh. I have to say, though, I've gotten a lot of those little projects done which somehow add up, around the house; the rock wall out back is almost finished (hooray!) and best of all, I've gotten a lot of good writing accomplished.

Special shout-out to Diane, who's reading One Night in Memphis right now and emailed me to say she's really enjoying it: "Like reading the POV of 3 characters...lots of action too, which I like."

And an interesting observation about residual sales: my Amazon rank numbers have jumped this week, which I'd like to believe comes from my appearances the last two weekends. Never know who's going to pick up a bookmark and like what they see, or tell a friend about your book and send them to the Internet to order.

Oh, and speaking of which, I ran into an acquaintance in the bank yesterday who said, "I didn't know you published books! I just found out and was checking out your website...I'm in a bookclub, and I think we're going to read one of your books for our monthly selection. So what's the best way for me to get 15 copies?"


Devon Gray said...

How exciting! I'm so happy for you. There's nothing like good word of mouth!

Dru said...

That is great news about the 15 copies. Things are looking up for you.

Have a good weekend.

windycindy said...

Happy Friday! I had read Diana's comments about enjoying your book. That is great about the 15 books for the club. Continued success.....Cindi

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

Always so nice to see those sales jumping. I'm sure the appearances had something to do with it. It's very exciting when book clubs start buying your book, too. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

15 books? That's huge! And think about the word-of-mouth that can generate!

Marianne Arkins said...

Woo hoo you!!!!

You're famous.

Can I have your autograph?