Thursday, February 4, 2010

my first sale!

For the past few days, I've been watching my Amazon sales rank (for the paperback) go from roughly 600,000 (yes, there are 5 zeros in there) to a mind-staggering, truly-humbling 1,587,465.  Yes, as in over one million five hundred thousand.  Who knew there were that many books out there for sale?  I tell myself not to get caught up in the numbers, I just went public with this after all, and we're still 3 months away from the release date.  But still...1.5 million?

Well, I just checked my depressing numbers, and suddenly I've leap-frogged to a sales rank of 130,595.  Somebody pre-ordered my book!  Maybe more than just one.  Whoever you may be, you just made my day.  The nightmare scenario of being the first person in publishing history to not sell a single officially over.

And now I feel like a bonafide author.

So whoever you may be, thank you, thank you, thank you!


  1. I heard about your book in my writing circles, where writers all over the country are cheering you on--we are all supporting your book and hoping that it opens the door to publication for other books via nontraditional channels.

    Okay, not really--actually, we just really, really need something exciting to read, and your books sounds like an awesome ride! :)

  2. First off, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on what is an important issue for me. And secondly, your book cover is beautiful and I am only sad that I can't buy it right now. But I'm really excited to find out about it and will happily support a fellow Asian author.