Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What goes up, must come down, spinning TG making its rounds....


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?

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Girlfriend, I am tired of this chill. Where is my warm May?
Those numbers are great. I am a terrible friend and still haven't done an Amazon review for you. I think I have performance anxiety. And it occurs to me that I can go to LT and request, even though I have a copy. I could always give it away if I was lucky enough to receive it!

VE said...

A surprise chill is ok. "The Big Chill" is not. VE does not abide anything associated with The Big Chill! As for weather around here...recovering. Good luck with the book sales!

DebraLSchubert said...

It's going to be in the 80's today - yay! And, Kat, good for you with your book stats. You deserve every good thing that you are currently experiencing and that is coming your way. You're an inspiration to us all!

Jenn Johansson said...

Such a fun post full of such great news! I'm so excited for all the wonderful things happening with TG!

It has been in the 90's here and we just filled up a brand new, huge, above ground swimming pool last night! It better plan on staying warm ;)

Anita said...

Hey, with as well as TG is doing(and rightfully so) you are definitely intitled to feel your oats this morning! I am so happy for you and can only hope it'll continue to grow as more and more people become aware of what a wonderful book TG is!

As for the weather here...it's mostly been hot and humid, but we've had a couple of nice cooling breezes the past few days. Hope it warms up for you soon! Have a good one!

Anita said...

Also wanted to let you know that I've left an award for you over on my blog!

Barbara said...

I expect to see you in the Top Ten before Christmas! Blessings, Barbara

Michelle said...

Wow, that all sounds very exciting!

xx

Sandra Leigh said...

No heat wave here. I did get caught in the rain today, and that was interesting, if chilly.

You are making waves, my dear. Good for you.

Walker said...

You know it would be more fun if Roger was feeling up your oats....just saying.

I'm really happy for you and if I can say, proud too.
About the book that is not you feeling up your own oats but hey, to each their own.

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so glad TG is doing so well. Not surprised for sure, but really glad.

The weather here has been really unpredictable. Cool, sheets of rain, hail - and it's supposed to get into the 90's next week. At least it's not snowing!

Barry said...

The way things are going, can a review in the New York Times be far away?

Glynis said...

Hello from an extremely hot, sunny Cyprus.
Well done Kathryn on the book number ranky thingy watsit!! LOL