Just wanted to give a quick update on my novel. This has been such a great summer, getting to be in touch with everybody who’s been stopping in on Bowling Avenue. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read it, tell a friend about it, review it online. You know what the Department of Homeland Security says: “If you read something, say something.”
By the Numbers
Days since June 6 publication date: 80.
Days since June 6 publication date until book broke even: 6.
Percentage of sales that are print edition: 50
Percentage of sales that are ebook: 50
Number of books in a carton: 30
Number of trees saved due to ebook purchases: Absolutely no clue, but here’s an interesting article about trees and books.
Percentage of sales out of the back of my car: .5%.
Forbes articles that are excellent overviews of what’s happening in indie publishing: 1 (Here.)
Sales rank all summer at Parnassus Books, Nashville: 1.
Boatloads of appreciation going out toward Parnassus Books: 3.
Number of people who have said they know “exactly who every character in the book really is”: 13.
Exact location of Bowling Avenue: Right between George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Sheldon. (At the Monteagle Assembly Library.)
Southern Festivals of Books I’ll be attending: 1
Days until the audio edition is available: 90. (November 15? Maybe sooner. The good news in all this is that the audio edition will be a co-venture with The Rockethouse, the superclassie production company run by a great friend, Matt Thompson. And former Nashvillian Landy Pupo-Thompson will be involved, which pegs the meter on fun. They’re in Scotland; I’m in Nashville. It’s long-distance locavore publishing, I guess.
Again, thanks so much for all the support and good cheer. I wish I knew how to repay it!