Posted By caveo on November 23, 2009
Save for the last signing event this Friday, at my hometown museum, the SHADOW DRAGONS book tour is done and done. I’m exhausted, and energized, and glad it’s over and wishing I was still out there all at the same time. It’s been a thrilling month.
Spread over five states (Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, and California) we managed to get in a huge launch party (Changing Hands), the Texas Book Festival, The Kalamazoo Teen Lit Conference, the Phoenix Faerie Festival, a second launch party (also at Changing Hands), ten school presentations, eight bookstore events, and thirty stock signings. And there were far more hits than misses.
We sold lots of books, and more copies of Book One than I expected. Complete sets of all four books were also popular. Post-school visits, I’m hoping we see more sales across the board this week and up to the holidays. For now, I’m drawing the rest of Book Five; and getting out the book orders that came in while I was away (and thank you for your patience!), the bookplates, and the t-shirts.
As always, I am extremely grateful for all of the support I’ve gotten from everyone at Simon & Schuster. From editorial to publicity to the sales teams, I have seen nothing but good work, and I have tried my best to reciprocate by giving every effort I can to promote the books. Their support has made my job easier to do.
I’m also grateful to the booksellers, librarians, educators, and especially the fans for supporting me and my books in the way that you have. I would not be able to do this without you. Thank you all.