We've had a terrific first day with the book. I'm blown away at all the wonderful support I've received from my friends, family, and community. It's really fantastic to have so many people behind me, helping out, and reading my work. I hope all of you enjoy it immensely.
The biggest surprise, for me, so far is how well the paperback is doing. In an age of digital everything, I would have guessed the eBook would have been the most popular. But nope, not even close.
As an English teacher, I love that. I'm glad the printed word still hold a certain level of value with people nowadays. I think that's an important signifier that long standing values in society still ring true. A book is an artifact, a tangible good that one can and should be proud to own. I'm humbled by how many of you have ordered one of mine. Thank you!
The rest of this week will be focused on learning the ropes of marketing and managing all the data that comes with book sales. Then, hopefully, next week I can get back to writing new content. That'll be fun.
Once again, a big shout-out to everyone who's gotten behind me on this project. You're all awesome! I'm very grateful for your help and support. I'm really touched ;)