So, I’m totally famous now.Yeah, that’s right.I have a tiny 20 word blurb on the back page of my local newspaper’s Go! Weekend section. Boo yah!Jealous??It’s so hard being a celebrity…
As for fortune… well, I’m not rich yet, but I will be if I hit my goal of selling 5 books tomorrow night at my book signing!Yes, with my cut at approximately $0.50 per book, I’d be looking at a total royalty check of $2.50 if I sell 5! Yessssss!Early retirement here I come!
I’m very obviously in a sarcastic mood this evening, but don’t take this as negativity, because I’m actually really excited about my book tour starting tomorrow.And even I can’t pretend to deny the pride I felt at my little tiny mention in the newspaper!Sarcasm is just a preemptive defense mechanism, hahaha.
My mom wrote this in response to the newspaper post:“Wow!I’m impressed!!!!” She rarely compliments me and I definitely took that as a compliment. (Mom, don’t be mad; this is the price you pay to have a famous daughter).
This is going to be a very busy weekend, but I’ll try to post updates and if I have any pictures I’ll post them too from my book tour.Please keep your fingers crossed for me!
Also, I’m going to have a spot on The Book Faery’s Blogthis Sunday.This is a big deal because the owner of the blog, Kristi, has been chosen by a major publisher to receive Advanced Reader Copies of books prior to being officially released.
Yet, she has taken her very valuable time to read my little inconsequential book, Inevitable and has chosen to feature it in her “Indie Love” spot—the first ever!Thank you Kristi!When the post is ready, I’ll be sure to let you all know.
Yesterday was a bad day.I had already had some insecure feelings about INEVITABLE and its future as a bestseller starting this past Sunday.My premonition was confirmed when I received an email at 4:30 yesterday afternoon from my publisher that stated that all book signings would be delayed due to Borders filing Chapter 11.Undoubtedly, this has caused a lot of instability in the retail book world.
So I felt like crap last night and decided that I am giving up marketing and it’s pointless, blah, blah, blah.But then, something great happened.Another book blogger replied to me and here’s what she had to say:
Hi Kate- Not sure if you check Twitter a lot, but last night I posted that your book kept me up late! I could NOT put it down. It was so incredibly fantastic and I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to read and review it for you. I am still thinking about it this morning. It was so intense and I loved every minute of it!!
My tentative date for your review posting is going to be Tue 4/12. If not then it will be Thu 4/14.
Okay, but also, I have the first 2 copies of INEVITABLE on my coffee table!! Yes! I think it's going to be for sale this Friday, but I have to approve of these two copies and since I'm not going to gripe about lack of margin space or little things like that, then unless I catch something in the first 5 pages, I will give the thumbs up!
Also, I'm very excited because they gave credit to the cover artist, Colin Blair, and I was afraid they wouldn't because he had to sign a release. Anyway, I'm excited and will be posting more soon!