Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dead Girls Are Easy In Its Third Printing!

I got some great news yesterday - my first novel, published originally in September 2007, is now in its THIRD printing.

What does that mean? It means that two and a half years after DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY hit the bookstore shelves, people are still buying it, so much so that the publisher has gone back and printed extra copies to meet the demand (twice).

Yes, that makes me very happy, because despite the fact that I'm working on a new series these days, I'm not quite ready to let go of Nicki Styx and her quirky cast of secondary characters: Evan, Joe, Kelly, Grandma Bijou, Odessa, Spider, Butch... they're all near and dear to my heart, even after writing four books (and a novella) about them. DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY is the first book in that series of four, so I'd hate to see it go out of print. How else will people discover how Nicki came to be able to see and hear the dead? How will they learn how she met Joe, the love of her life, or Kelly, the not-so-twin sister she never knew she had?

The way for an author to hit the New York Times bestseller list is to sell a ton of books, and sell them very fast. The way for an author to maintain a career is to sell a ton of books, and keep selling them. It's the "slow and steady wins the race" method vs. the "immediate cultural phenomenon" method. Of course I'd like to make NYT (every author does), but I'm very happy to keep plugging away quietly and have my readers keep finding me book by book, then wanting more.

So here's a huge THANK YOU to my readers for continuing to buy my books! Nicki, Joe, Evan and pals thank you, too. :-)


Laura said...

I picked up Dead Girls are Easy at the second hand bookstore last week. Just started reading it last night. I am careful about trying new writers, some are disappointing and books are not cheap. I'm old enough to remember buying a book for less than $5. Anyway, I like shopping at the second hand store cause it is good for recycling and gives me a chance to experiment with other writers.

I read last night, right up to where Nicki meets Granny Julep. Then I had to get to bed so I wouldn't be a zombie today. I really am liking everything about your first book. I like the writing and the characters and the story itself. I'm glad it is more than the typical paranormal romance with the standard ghosts, vampires and what not. I will get to the big bookstore in town and hope to find the next couple of books in the series so I can keep on reading them in order.

Angila said...

I love this book, I couldn't put it down. When I finished it, I went straight to my computer and searched for book 2 and ordered it. Unfortunately I haven't started reading it yet but I will. And to my surprise there was a book 3 and 4, so I will also be ordering them for my collection. I have to find out what happens to Nicki Sixx.

Terri Garey said...

Laura and Angila, hope you both enjoy reading the rest of the series.

Thanks for stopping by!