Saturday, September 15, 2007

It's A Sell-Out!

Wow.

I had a booksigning at Waldenbooks this afternoon. The staff at this bookstore has been fabulous; one of the managers, Carolyn, read an Advance Readers Copy of Dead Girls Are Easy and has been SO supportive! She's sold more copies by word of mouth than I could ever manage on my own, I think. I can't tell you how gratifying it is to have a bookseller tell you how much she loved your book, but I digress. :)

Anyway, I went there today to do a booksigning (scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00), and it was over by 3:15. Why? BECAUSE THERE WERE NO MORE BOOKS LEFT TO SIGN! (well, okay... there were two left, but Carolyn wanted something to put back on the shelf before her next order came in, but she assured me they'd be gone by tomorrow.)

I really want to thank everyone who made a special trip to the mall to get my book, everyone who stopped by because they saw me sitting there, and everyone who made a "spur of the moment" decision to try a new author. I even want to thank all the little kids who kept darting up and stealing my free candy! :)

And I'm giving a special shout-out "Thank you!" to L'Ellen, who called her mom all the way from N. Carolina and begged her to go to my booksigning and get an autographed copy because she'd already read Dead Girls and loved it so much. (Your Mom & Dad were cool, L'Ellen! You're a lucky girl to have such great parents!)

Anyway, just had to share. :)

8 comments:

Anna Sugden said...

Excellent!! This is just the beginning!! Wish I could have been there ... we need to get you signing here in NJ.

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you. :)

Terri said...

Thanks, Anna... thanks, Wendy. :) I know I'm not supposed to make my blog "all about the book", OR all about "me, me, me!" but it was a pretty significant milestone in the life of a debut author. Thanks for letting me share!

Wendy said...

You're welcome!

Aw, it's your blog and it's totally a big milestone so it's more than ok if you decided to post about it! :)

~~Olivia said...

What could be better but to sell out all your books!! Fabulous, Terri. I couldn't be happier for you!

Michele said...

Wow! Congratulations! How exciting to sell out of your books at a signing.

Way to go! :-)

Elayne said...

Terri, that is so awesome! I'm glad you had such an amazing experience, and I wish you many more! Congratulations!!!

Terri said...

Thanks Olivia, Michele, Elayne. :) It was fun, and it went by so fast I didn't have time to be nervous!