Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Print Runs and the State of the Business

I found out my print run and am very pleased. I'm not sure how they come up with their numbers, but, I'll take it. Of course, now I have a number to work with. I have to sell X number of books to get a second printing.

One concerning factor in the business is that some of my good friends are not getting into Barnes and Noble. I don't know if they are tightening up or what, but that can be devastating for an author, especially a debut author. Borders doesn't seem to be ordering as many new books either, which is also worrisome. Is this just a sign of the times? I emailed my editor and he said not to worry, B&N had already ordered. So, whew.

Onto some exciting news....

So I was having an email conversation with my editor who told me to give him the names of a few PULSE books I wanted to read and he would send them to me. I shot off an email with the names of the books and a few minutes later, DHL pulls out in front of my house and I have a package from my editor with what feels like books. My first thought was, "My God! My new Editor is MAGIC!" But it was my books! The real thing!

They are so beeeeeutiful!

And he promised more! YAY!

7 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Yay on your books. And whether they were the ones you requested or not, editors still work magic!

Sue said...

Let me know if you want to do an author interview over on my writing blog.

Barrie said...

Huge congratulations on getting your book! YOUR book that you wrote and is now published! Woohoo!!!

And huge congrats on getting into B&N!

p.s. I hope you're all dried off now. :)

Mrs. Annie said...

It is beautiful, totally, wonderfully, beautiful. It just makes my little idiot girl heart smile knowing that I know THE writer, Teri J. Brown.

I stand in awe. I really do.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

That's so exciting, Teri! :)

Lexi said...

Woohoo on the books! I can't wait to read it!

Amy Addison said...

Yay on your books! This is so exciting!