Nothing but Good News
Sand in My Bra was named the 2nd best selling book for June at Wide World Books & Maps in Seattle. Hey Frasierheads, lets keep it up for next month too! Iíll be reading and signing books there Tuesday, September 9. Check out their July newsletter for other fun events and hot titles.
Being at TT is fun, friendly and familiar. It feels like home and Iím trying to not take for granted their goodness. Itís even better to be getting paid for work Iíd be doing on any ole pass through town. Setting up events, helping Krista with press materials, researching new marketing opportunities, maintaining reviews, and that was just yesterday. Hereís one that came in this week:
"A collection of real life travel stories by witty women...what makes this book so appealing is that many of the experiences not funny at the time become the story that can be told over and overÖthis book is a delightfully entertaining look at some atypical travel experiences" Lauren Roberts, SC Beacon.
This is the first review that commented on the R rating of my story. "A tour of Bangkokís red-light district might offend some," Roberts said. How diplomatic. Letís face it, itís a little too graphic in parts. Iíve got nine hours to pick out an entertaining portion that I can read tonight at the salon. Something that will make them laugh and want to buy the book without needing to hide it from their preteen daughters.
You can read the full review at SC Beacon.com Scroll down to their "Columns" section to find "Book Reviews."
In other good news for Sand, weíve been approached for Korean translation rights. I also got to see a report yesterday. We just closed three months and it is continuing to sell steadily. Weíve had less than 100 returns to date, and thatís extremely low for us. Anyone want to take bets on how long before our third print run? My money is on a month.
To me, it feels like weíre only half way through the launch. Since weíre still booking events, pitching reviews and interviews, and just getting started with some online marketing and special sales, weíve still got a ways before this slows down. Sand II is on the Fall 2004 calendar (in pencil), so I could be very sandy through the end of the year.
Hey ladies, work on those stories. Have your friends look at them, and polish them up before sending them in. I think Iíll even be considering some of the close runner ups from the last manuscript.