Monday, May 22, 2006

book sales

Every once in a while I stop by Amazon.com and check out the sales rankings for my latest sandcastle book - the one published one year ago. I get excited when my ranking dips below 100,000 -- which means that a mere 99,999 books are selling better than mine. The ranking changes from day to day and today it dipped really low and I found myself at number 33, 941. I don't know how many sales that translates into but it was fine to see my humble little how to build a better sandcastle book climbing up out of its winter doldrums to a position right there between # 33,940 (Secret Life of Numbers: 50 Easy Pieces on How Mathematicians Work And Think) and number 33,943 (Salmon: A Cookbook).

Any day now the German version of "Sandcastles Made Simple" will be available and who knows? The thing might actually earn its full advance some day....

6 Comments:

Anonymous Gulfless said...

I think you could be in trouble with that math book as math professors buy graduation presents for their Pre-K kids, and nerds pick up some light reading for the summer. I do feel you are going to distance yourself from the salmon book though.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Simply the best sand castle book ever, and my extended family loved it. One went to a girl that had some major-major spinal curvature surgery and she said it was her favorite book (Elizabeth, but we always called her Eez-bah). Another went to a severely autistic kid in Florida, who eventually got through his problems by becoming a black belt in Karate and then upon reading Sandy's book, decided he wanted to become a "black-belt sand castle artist."

I hope it makes a ton of money, but as you can see the book has already paid itself off at least twice.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous papabeare said...

You got an advance???

6:08 AM  
Blogger Lucinda said...

Hey gulfless - thanks for the (qualified) vote of confidence ;-)

7:00 AM  
Blogger nancy said...

For more "qualified" rave reviews about this great book go to Amazon.com and look up Sand Castles Made Simple. So when is the next book coming out?

12:00 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Ouch ... stop slappin' me! :)

12:44 PM  

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