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Insane Good Fortune: First Print Run for Gnomes Jumps to 35K

Categories: My Writing Life.

I am not exactly sure why, and my editor offered only the explanation of “specialty shop demand,” but the first print run of my book recently jumped from a solid 20,000 to an amazing 35,000. (I just keep thinking to myself: “No pressure.”) Because of demand, the release date also moved from Sept. 21 to Sept. 7, which, once again, I’ve been told this is a good thing but only makes me think of how behind I am on that book release party.

This is a very exciting time for the book, because I’ve been told sales and marketing are trying to squeeze it into small shops as well as large chains. Every store that wants to carry it means more pre-orders, and in the next few months, we try to sell foreign rights to places like the U.K. and the ultimate land of gnomelovers: Germany! It’s all happening so fast; I will keep you posted.

The book comes out Sept. 7, 2010.
You can pre-order it from Amazon.

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11 Responses to Insane Good Fortune: First Print Run for Gnomes Jumps to 35K

  1. Congratulations, Chuck! What fun news!!

    I saw that Joanne Faries commented earlier…you were a BIG hit at the TWW conference! Lots of stalkers–I mean followers–here in the Dallas area!

    Thanks for the update; can’t wait to hear more.


  2. Awesome news, Chuck!
    I’ll have to add it to my Gnome book collection!

  3. Kristan says:

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic. 15,000 more copies for me! Oh wait, that’s not why they ordered the additional?

  4. Natalie Aguirre says:

    Congrats. That’s awesome news. Keep us updated with all your marketing experiences.

  5. Congrats Chuck – sounds quite humorous – love the title. You are a hard working man. We met several years ago when you came to Dallas for our Trinity Writers’ Workshop. I’ve been following you ever since (literary stuff), not stalking), and your advice has been spot on. Thanks and continued success.

  6. Sheila Deeth says:

    As long as it’s still out around Christmas. Looks like the just the sort of thing we’d buy the son who has everything, or the relative who has gnomes. Congratulations!

  7. Lara says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Chuck! That’s amazing. And I’ll be sure to pre-order my copy :-)

  8. Rekaya says:

    That’s awesome! Congratulations!
    Don’t sweat the small stuff.

  9. lisa says:

    Oh good! Here I thought my party invitation must have been lost in the mail.

  10. Heather says:

    Every author’s dream. I am excited for you just to read this and imagine your feeling…..I am a very lucky individual and share that in thought with you now. I will watch for a further surge in orders. Bountiful sales & many happy readers to You! H.

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