It is Thursday, so we are midway through my Launch Fete week! This has been so much fun! Many of you have stepped up and gotten involved, hopefully being marvelously entertained in the process. But I know there are loads more of you lurking. What are you waiting for? Remember, a free book with your name on it is at stake! More importantly, at least to me, I want to hear the enthusiasm. Positive feedback is fabulous, I confess!Just to sum up: Every comment counts. The more times you say something, anything, your name will be entered. You do not have to answer the quiz questions, grading will not be considered, and you do not have to share a story – doing that simply makes it more fun! The games are merely for your amusement and I do want to hear from all of you in any capacity, so don’t be shy. Every post dated from 2/23 through 3/1 is part of the launch giveaway. Even if you arrive today or not until Monday, add your comment! The contest portion closes at midnight (PST) on 3/3, but comments can always be made as the posts never leave. Answers and contest winners will be announced on March 4, so check back then.
Any questions or confusion, ask me. More is coming up in the remaining days, so keep checking back. Love you all!
***This short bit is not directly related to the Launch, but does involve the novel, so I had to share. As of today, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy is ranked #30 in Historical Fiction on Amazon! This is amazing. The rank will fluctuate, of course, but just seeing it there for a brief moment is coolness! My editor and I spoke this morning and she is so excited. In fact, the entire crew at Sourcebooks is thrilled. I will be sharing some wonderful news regarding my future soon, but for now let me share this about the current novel:
-Target has extended their contract through April with more copies ordered. They have sold over 3700 copies as of last week!
-Barnes & Noble is reporting nearly 500 copies sold, even though their main shipments will not arrive until after March 1! They have officially added Mr. and Mrs. FD to their Mother’s Day promotion of Jane Austen-related novels. I will be sitting on the New Releases shelf until 4/8, and then on the Austen-promo table until 5/13. That is fantastic exposure!
Needless to say I am walking on a cloud right now! I simply cannot express to each of you who have purchased my novel how appreciative I am. Your faith, constant support, positive reviews especially on Amazon and places like GoodReads and Shelfari, and visits to my website and other blogs I am guesting on are what makes this possible for me. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Your efforts, coupled with the stellar job that Sourcebooks is doing, is getting the word out so that more people will learn of my sweet, romantic tale of happily-ever-after. That is really what it is all about. A million times, thanks. Sincerely, Sharon