A Shipment of Books, An Amazon Bestseller, and Obliging Trees
Posted by bookishashlee
First of all …. the shipment of books from my publisher arrived!!
While I didn’t swim in them, as I had previously threatened to do … I was quite excited! My 7-year-old son, who is very nonchalant about my author status now, shuffled through a few of the books in the open box, then looked at me with concern and said, “But they’re all the exact same book!”
Yes. *sigh* I think he must have been under the impression that, with all the time I’ve spent on the computer preparing for launch the past few weeks, I’ve written at least another several books.
Most of these are promotional ones, which I’ll be using to give out in all the giveaways that have been running recently. So if you were one of the several winners – be on the lookout! They should be in the mail soon!
BESTSELLER … KIND OF
Secondly, The Word Changers made it to the Christian Fantasy Best Sellers list on Amazon this week! To my understanding, the top 100 of any category qualifies for the list. My book started at #94, then went from #47 to #30 just within the past 24 hours.
I realize Amazon’s algorithms are confusing, and oftentimes seem to make no sense (or is that just me?). I’ve watched my book jump back and forth numerous times over the past week or two on various (yet similar) lists. I’ve seen one ranking on Amazon, a completely different one on Author Central Amazon … yeah, confusing.
But I’ll take #30! I’m quite happy with that.
I know that sales, reviews and tags do much in the way of putting books on the radar for other Amazon buyers. So to those of you who are reviewing, tagging and buying … I’m very grateful!
TWO HOMES FOR GNOMES
And lastly, I just had to share a fun thing I did today. Such beautifully obliging trees, no? How (or why?) would I even try to resist whipping out my paints and brushes? And they are right next door to each other, so the little gnomes who can now live here will be able to have cookouts together and watch their little gnome children play together in the front lawn …… well, until the next rainfall, anyway.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!
About bookishashleeAshlee is the author of The Word Changers, a Christian YA fantasy that released June 2014.
Posted on June 28, 2014, in Ashlee's Everyday, Books, Inspiration, The Word Changers, Updates and tagged Amazon, art, author, best seller, Books, christian fantasy, creative, DIY, fairy door, Fairy Tale, fantasy, gnome door, new release, painting, teen books, teenage, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.