I haven’t the faintest idea what this means, but it sounds good.

According to my editor, Warrior and Witch hit the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list at #37. Bookscan, the program that tracks point-of-sale at many stores, puts me at #10 on the fantasy bestseller list, and #4 for mass-market fantasy.

I am completely lacking in the experience needed to translate those facts into something meaningful, but damn, they sound good. And if my editor’s e-mailing me about them, they’re probably good enough to be worth taking note of.

So yay!

0 Responses to “I haven’t the faintest idea what this means, but it sounds good.”

  1. squishymeister

    I was plugging your books to nerdy band, academic, kids during their Office Aid period today.

    They were shocked that a grown up played WoW, and that I new a famous author hehe

    (and they really liked your real last name, though they couldn’t pronounce it worth a damn)

  2. mindstalk

    That certainly does sound good. Congrats!

  3. d_c_m

    According to my editor, Warrior and Witch hit the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list at #37. Bookscan, the program that tracks point-of-sale at many stores, puts me at #10 on the fantasy bestseller list, and #4 for mass-market fantasy.

    Well here is what I think: You are SELLING!! Yay! Which means,

    1. You ROCK!!!
    2. You will make money. πŸ˜‰
    3. Other publishers will want to buy your books.
    4. I know a published author!!!! WEE!!!!

    Did I mention you rock? ‘)

  4. d_aulnoy

    Hey, congratulations! AWESOME.

  5. sarcastibich

    Woot! While I do not understand what those number signify in reality, either, I agree they sound shiny.

  6. sapphohestia

    That’s wonderful. Woot!

  7. jimhines

    It sounds very impressive to me. I think it means you’re required to go out and celebrate!

  8. kniedzw

    Woot?

    πŸ™‚

  9. ninja_turbo

    I believe the appropriate response is as such:

    W00t!

  10. kitsune_zen

    Rock on with your bad self!

    (and I haven’t even bought my copy yet…will be doing so tonight ;> )

  11. unforth

    Well, I’ve no point of reference either, so I say sounds totally awesome. (In truth, I think it probably is pretty awesome actually. πŸ™‚ ) …I picked up my copy on Monday (they had to dig through a box for 10 minutes to find it for me, too…;) ) and hope I have time to read it soon….but it might be a while….
    Anyway, congratulations on much awesomeness!

  12. buzzermccain

    Yay!

    Actually, to put this in perspective, I think you’re actually doing even better than those numbers would seem to indicate- there were a *whole bunch* of big books that came out at the same time- Gaiman’s Anansi Boys is one of the 3 above you in fantasy MM, and in hardcover Gaiman’s Delicate Creatures, Pratchett’s WinterWhatever, a new Bujold, a new Laurel K Hamilton (though that was probably counted in the horror figures…) etc, were all out this week. You are batting well against the heavy hitters.

    That being said, there aren’t *that* many new fantasies that come out in a week, so that must be factored into those numbers.

    -K

  13. moonartemis76

    Wow .

    I am exceedingly proud of you.

  14. gollumgollum

    This is where you shrug and, modestly, say “That’s just the way i rock it, yo.”

    m/

    (“Marie Brennan threw the horns?” “Yeah, dude, she’s fucking metal.”)

    Right on!1 Woot!1 Etc!1

  15. bakkhos

    That *does* sound good! Congrats!

  16. selenya

    Congrats so much…

    Dude, I just can’t bring myself to be jealous. πŸ˜‰

    You’re just…awesome.

  17. deadboxoffice

    Well done! Enjoy every minute of it. You deserve it. πŸ™‚

    -Shawn

  18. danielmc

    sweet.
    and i havent even bought my copy yet.
    which i plan to do here in nashville, tn.

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