Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Strange Gets Stranger
The publishing world is really changing. Today I heard the strangest thing. Honestly, it was probably only strange to me. First, I’ll tell you the cool stuff, then I’ll get to the odd bit.
Yesterday I got a phone call from the manager of Hastings, a local bookstore. He told me that my books had sold out and asked if wouldn't mind bringing some more. Wouldn't mind!?! Are you kidding!?!
Of course I hurried through my morning routine (OK, so I was still in my pajamas when the call came.), jumped in the car, and rushed the books right over. No I didn't get a speeding ticket. I probably deserved one, though.
When I got there the manager was excited to see me. Apparently he had received a couple of calls asking for my book and the people asking for them were calling back later that day. So essentially, my book is back ordered!
This morning I spoke with the manager of a new local bookstore to see about placing my books with them. When I arrived, he eagerly took the books and rushed to get them onto the shelves.
While he and I were doing the paperwork, he told me something we both raised our eyebrows at. He said that an editor of a small publishing house in New York had just come into his store and asked for the location of the local authors’ books. She perused the shelves, selected two, purchased them, and left the shop.
What do you make of that? Indies are attracting attention!