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!