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celebration fashionista tea!!!

I'm not one to obsess over Amazon rankings (oh, no, I'm not), but I'd seen numbers like 647,876 for my latest book with Gillian Rogerson, You Can't Eat a Princess! and I was feeling a bit glum about how well it might be doing. ... But no! Yesterday after our workshop, My editor, our publicist and our marketing manager whisked me away for tea with Stuart at a fancy hotel in central London and gave us the good news...

The book's doing VERY WELL! The first print run was 12,000 copies and now they're already placing their order for the THIRD PRINT RUN! And it had only officially been selling for four days!!! Apparently the sales have been happening in the bookshops, not as much online, so that's why I didn't have a clue. Right now the book's selling at independent shops, Waterstone's, Sainsbury's, Tesco and just about to go into WHSmith. When they gave me the numbers, I was totally floored.

But then we ate cake. And amazing cake it was! The Berkeley Hotel had created an amazing Prêt-à-Portea, inspired by recent fashion collections, and it was all froth, frilly icing, brilliant colours and general yummyness. Then at the end, they even gave us lots of little cakes to take away, in special little boxes. Hurrah! I've never felt so spoiled. Thank you so much, lovely book team!



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Mar. 5th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
You have a beautiful life, it's wonderful to see you enjoy it! You posts always make me smile.
Mar. 5th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! There are lots of gritty bits, too, but London is a beautiful place to live.
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Mar. 5th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Faye! Haha, I'm not sure the numbers work out exactly like that, but still exciting!
Mar. 5th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)

That's fantastic! :)
Mar. 5th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Massive - and I do mean massive - hooray. That's super news :-)
Mar. 5th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Garen! So exciting!
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
What you need is a political organization bulk-purchasing the books to inflate the sales numbers, like the GOP PACs did with Sarah Palin's book. Except that those books are probably mouldering in a warehouse somewhere ..
I'm forming McPAC, a political action group that will bulk-purchase your books and distribute them on streetcorners to interested passersby.
Mar. 5th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, dude, you're totally hired! XD
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Oh well done lovely pal - that is such great news! Pin the number to your bulletin board for the days when inspiration runs thin. x
Mar. 5th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: hip-hip-hooray!
Yay! Thanks!
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Brilliant news Sarah. But then I never doubted you'd sell stacks.
Mar. 5th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
I was getting nervous, there! I should never look at Amazon rankings, they are too scary.
Mar. 5th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Wonderful to hear! Congrats!
Mar. 5th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks, Raina!
Mar. 6th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
how does anyone eat those cakes - they are too pretty to eat.

Also Woohoo congrats on sales!
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