A Shipment of Books, An Amazon Bestseller, and Obliging Trees

EXCITING ARRIVAL

First of all …. the shipment of books from my publisher arrived!!

books1

While I didn’t swimย in them, as I had previously threatened to do … I was quite excited! My 7-year-old son, who is very nonchalantย 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.

Gnome door1

Gnome door2

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

 

Advertisements

About bookishashlee

Ashlee 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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Aaahh they’re GORGEOUS!! Always so awesome to see the physical book! ^_^ Now I REALLY want to get an actual copy! Soooo purty…
    And congrats on bestsellerish! ๐Ÿ˜€ Stupendous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    EEP the little gnome doors are so lovely and whimsical! You painted those? O_O Wooow… Talent. The top one looks kind of like a squished Bag End door! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m sure the local Gnomes will be very appreciative… Have you read “The Little Grey Men”?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yay! That is such an awesome feeling, that first box of books. Love your son’s reaction ๐Ÿ™‚ very similar to what my 5 year old said when my box of Second Son copies showed up. Having children keeps a person honest… and humble.

    Love your gnome houses, so fun!

    Like

  3. Congratulations! Getting in the top 100 of anything is exciting, even if the algorithms are confusing

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: