A winning ranking…
A Thousand Glass Flowers is giving me the time of my life. Initially it took off like a rocket on Kindle on Amazon.com and then I signed with a digital publishing group called MWiDP for Amazon.co.uk. Last week I was rattling away on Facebook that I was excited ATGF had managed a .co.uk #ranking at least once a week for the four weeks that I had been on MWiDP’s lists. Anything from #15 onward!
This week I am even more over the moon about my little book.
Lalita and Finnian have managed to hold the book and their saga in the Top 100 within its category four days in a row. That may not seem such a great thing… but you have to remember that I’m an indie-writer, that as indicated in Indie Chicks, I was hauled over the coals by a leading Australian agent for going indie. Even now, one can still carry the stigma of being indie, despite the way indie books are the reason for the success of Amazon over mainstream publishers.
So I guess today I’m just a little bit proud of A Thousand Glass Flowers in the UK… delighted that readers are drawn into the story and that they may want to see more of the World of Eirie. Delighted also that Lalita and Finnian have a fan-base. Thanks to all who have supported the book, I’m terribly chuffed!
Yay! Yay Indie Chicks! Yay MWiDP! I sure hope some of your wonderful luck will rub off on the rest of us. I’m really, really happy for you!
I hope so too, Anne, and I’m sure it will happen. The best thing for me was that I went into this with no expectations. Even one reader would have been a bonus!
Congrats, Pru, that’s awesome news and well deserved. I’m glad you got some good news after all the low-lights this year.
Thanks Aimee. It IS nice to have good news to balance out the year, that’s for sure. They say ‘it’s always darkest before they turn on the light.’ (Anything Goes, the musical.) And now the light’s on and all’s well. Thanks for calling in!
Congratulations! I’m going to go pick up a copy now. It looks wonderful. Enjoy the light!
Thanks Lauren… I hope you enjoy the read!
I attribute it all to the beautiful cover art. Who could resist? Yay Clare!
I agree, the cover’s just perfect. I just read the story again, this weekend and could find so much of the cover in the story. She’s good, the designer.
Good for you, Prue. Indie is not the same as inferior, after all.
Later then ever, but got here eventually!
Our international ebook store is almost ready to go, and should be live for January 1. I think the cover of ATGF will immediately attract attention in Asia, east and southern Europe, and North Africa in 2012.
It will be an interesting year!
Lalita and Finnian ‘s fan n.1
Your book sounds really interesting! And BEAUTIFUL cover art! Congrats on your book’s success so far – I’m inspired to read it!
Thank you so much! I do hope you enjoy it if you read it. It has been the most delightful book to write and i look forward to taking up the story of the next generation in the next book of The Chronicles of Eirie.
The cover designer is brilliant! I’ve used her work for three books now and she’s working on the cover for my first ever historical fiction. She has great empathy with my writing.