I am excited because a few more bookstores are picking up Tender Graces. Malaprops in Asheville, Accent Books in Asheville, Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, City Lights in Sylva…yay! My heart is with the indie bookseller and the libraries. Whenever my book is ordered for an indie bookseller, or placed in a library, I am happy and excited.
I am also excited because a large print publisher of books has bought the subrights or whatever it is called to Tender Graces, which means they will be printing large print hardcover versions of TG, mostly to go in libraries. Within about 6 months those books should be available. This is wonderful news!
In the continuing saga of “rankings” that I do not understand, my B&N ranking is at 569….which is really good. Now, folks, just as I said, I have not been tracking my ranking regularly – either someone tells me to go look, or once in a blue moon, I will go in to see if any new reviews are written and whilst there, I see my ranking. The Amazon and B&N rankings are confusing to me, but I do know that a ranking of 569 is pretty durn good. That means out of all the thousands of books, mine is 569! wheeeee! And my Library Thing numbers are in the 800’s now – yay! So, I’m feeling my oats this morning *laugh* Of course, I realize that these numbers can go up and down like the old roller coaster, but I can bask in it for this morning at least *teehee* I’m also ranked on The Read on WNC – number 33 out of 75 – and only two down from Tommy Hayes…ohhhh! 33 out of 75 may not seem all that great, but considering this list is listing only 75 books out of many books, considering this list includes books that have been out for a while and by best-selling authors, by authors in big budget publishers, etc, I feel pretty good about that ranking too. So now I’m done talking about ranking…what must go up, usually goes down, and up and down and up and down! So, without hubris, I share my news of the moment and then go on and get back to work at what is the important thing: VkBook2!
So, now, on to work. I’m hoping it warms up enough to work outside. This surprise chill needs to go away so the warm can return.
How is the weather in your area? Did you get a surprise chill? Or is it hot and humid? Are you in shorts and flip flops, or still carrying around a sweater and jacket for cool mornings?