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Books News : part 18

Essay Collection: A-- Over 6000 copies sold in eight months! This is an incredible achievement not only for me personal (since I helped get this book to the market by doing everything but write the manuscript and illustrate the cover) but also for the author. I would really really like to share all the exciting details but corporate powers-that-be may not think it appropriate. So instead of telling you the book title and the author I'll let blog chatter do that for me. You can read it here, here, here and here.

Also, this is a great example of the power of permission marketing (i.e. consumers who really love the product telling other consumers how great the product is). An enthusiastic blogger did just that with a book review which lead to an author interview and more blog chatter followed--here, here, here and here.

Essay Collection: B-- And, to end the year, almost 2000 copies shipped to readers across the country in less than two months to meet market demand for the author's follow up to Essay Collection: A. Over 8000 books by a single author sold during the last eight months of 2006.

I know, I know, this isn't near the volume of books sold by John Grisham (or James Frey for that matter), but still a notable success for an independent publisher.

PART: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]

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  1. Anonymous Mindy Withrow | 7:12 PM, January 04, 2007 |  

    Glad to help spread the word! Andree--and her writing--are treasures.

  2. Blogger 1000 black lines | 5:04 PM, January 05, 2007 |  

    Thanks Mindy. I agree.

    Developing her books from a memo to an executive to compiling the manuscript to the final printed product has been very rewarding.

  3. Blogger Beth | 5:07 PM, May 22, 2007 |  

    Okay, after reading this entry I finally went over to World and bought the "Won't Let You Go" book...looking forward to reading it (and rereading, and rereading...).

  4. Blogger 1000 black lines | 6:20 PM, May 22, 2007 |  

    Hi Beth. You'll also find her books listed at CBD.

    Out of curiosity, is this the same Beth who writes for SharperIron.org?

  5. Blogger Beth | 9:44 AM, May 23, 2007 |  

    Yes, it is. :-) I have a review being posted there tomorrow, actually.

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