Monday, December 29, 2008
Legs, staying power, and thanks to all you nifty readers.
An author friend of mine told me something a couple months ago. He said Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse might not be the sort of novel that rockets to the top of the bestseller list, but he thought it would be the kind of book that would stick around, that people would find slowly, mention it to other people who would it turn mention it to others. Authors know how important word of mouth is in this racket. I hoped my friend was right, and now, it looks like he might be ... although time will tell. And it is rather nice that some folks are still talking about a book that came out back in the summer. I got a double-shot of goodness from Cameron Hughes who recently had nice things to say about Go-Go at January Magazine, and he was cool enough to repeat himself at Bookgasm. Recently, my editor at Touchstone said the book "apparently has legs" and happily reported they are going into a second printing. So now I have to thank some folks. You guys. Readers. If that sounds corny or like a suck-up manuever ... well, too damn bad because it's the readers who deserve to be thanked. Thanks for word-of-mouthing me into a second printing. Thanks for telling your friends. Thanks for getting the word out. Please keep doing what you're doing.