Today is Canada's Thanksgiving holiday, and Violet and I are stuffed full of turkey. Good stuff, turkey is, especially when cooked by Violet's mom and sister. Spoiled rotten, we are.
Today was also the day I'd set aside to talk to Andrew, Llewellyn's acquisitions editor, about The Right Hand of Evil. He didn't have much to say, as he hadn't finished reading it, but he is enjoying it. As for the subject matter... he said he'd love to pitch it to his sales team, just to see the looks on their faces. He did feel that the book could succeed, provided we can find the right way to pitch it. We'll talk again when he's finished reading the book, and see what ideas we can come up with.
But enough of that! Time for the really big news. I asked him how well Epoch was doing, and he told me that the sales figures for Barnes and Noble indicated that 1, 500 copies have sold.
Yes, 1, 500 copies of Epoch have sold. And that's just Barnes and Noble. That doesn't include Canadian sales. It doesn't include sales from Boarders either, but that's because they decided not to carry it at the last minute. Andrew is confident they'll want to pick it up before Christmas.
So there you have it - 1, 500 copies in three months. Isn't that awesome? I knew it was going to succeed, I just knew it!
Thanks to all of you who bought a copy, thereby helping to make that success possible.