Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2009 starts out well!

From the desk of the Apex Book Company blog today:

Apex Bestsellers of 2008

Best sellers of 2008:

1) I Remember the Future — Michael A. Burstein
2) Unwelcome Bodies — Jennifer Pelland
3) Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales — Fran Friel

December 2008 Bestsellers:

1) I Remember the Future — Michael A. Burstein
2) Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales — Fran Friel
3) The Convent of the Pure (pre-orders) — Sara M. Harvey

How awesome is that?

I hope to be one of the top 3 sellers for 2009! ^_^

In other news, the Arisia convention in Cambridge was a wonderful event! I sold 10 pre-orders of The Convent of the Pure, 8 copies of A Year and a Day, and a large handful of chapbooks.

Now, these are not huge numbers, but they are significant and mean that I just about broke even on my weekend. I was in the company of several other fine authors as we formed a collective that we lovingly call the Hot Chicks With Books!

This coming weekend I am staying more local and heading out to Chattacon in Chattanooga, TN, about 2 hours away from Nashville. I'll be judging the Masquerade and probably participating in the Syrens of the South burlesque show as a dresser and "pick-up girl."

I have also got the honeymoon scheduled but I am going to need to sell more books if I am going to afford all the Guinness Matt and I are going to want to drink!

1 comment:

Fran Friel said...

Congrats on the great pre-sales! No doubt you'll be in that top three for a long time to come.

Hugs from CT,

PS - I hope the honeymoon is magnificent. May the Guinness and all good things flow with abundance.