Thursday, April 19, 2007

USA TODAY!!



Okay, I can't wait any longer. I had a nice little blog started on the book signing party my pal Debbie is throwing for me tonight, but I'm starting over. On a lark I went to the USA Today best seller site last night to see if the Earl by chance had made an appearance and--mirabile dictu!!--there he was. My jaw dropped. I asked Kristina to check, and she confirmed my eyes weren't deceiving me. As I write this, you have to click on "This week's printable list" in the upper right to see the list for the week ending April 15. The Earl is at #126. Yee haw!!

I am definitely jazzed. This means someone--many someones--are buying the Earl. (And, hopefully, reading and enjoying it.) But then I was trying to remember back to when I was "just a reader" before I got into the publishing biz. Here's a question for the assembled multitude in cyberland--do readers notice USA Today or New York Times bestselling author on book covers? And do those few words entice you to give a book a try?

7 comments:

Colleen Gleason said...

YAYYYYY!!!! Sally, I am soo excited and happy for you! Congratulations! Champagne and chocolate!

So well-deserved, Sally! I loved your Earl.

Congrats again and enjoy the rush!

Kristina Cook said...

Go, Sally! Go, Sally! Go, Sally!
(yeah, I'm a little excited!)

Wendy Roberts said...

Oh Sally WOOOO HOOOO!! This is just awesome!!

Ann Christopher said...

Yay, Sally! I knew it!

*AHEM*

If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you put something in the water so the rest of us Muse, News women could make the list too?

Just a thought...

Ann

Lois said...

Congrats!!! :) That's very cool!!!! :)

Lois

Sally MacKenzie said...

Thanks, everyone! I haven't gotten much work done today, but I AM trying to tidy up a bit before Kristina comes down tomorrow. (Kristi, I hope you're not a neat freak!)

And sure, Ann, I'll see what I can do about the water.

Thanks, Lois! Yes, it's very cool indeed. [Insert happy dance.]

Oh, and the list is now up so you don't have to open the printable version.

Kristina Cook said...

Me, a neat freak?!?!?!?!

Can you hear me laughing hysterically from across the miles?!?!

Now my husband, on the other hand...