Thursday, January 13, 2011

Made It

Today I heard from my agent, and the NYT mass market bestseller list for January 23, 2011 will show Frostfire coming in at #32 on the extended list. There was much tough competition from huge names, and many rollover titles, and since the list was calculated only four days after my release date probably only about half of my first week sales counted toward it. For all those reasons #32 is a genuinely awesome showing.

Plus it's the Times. Come on, who is going to cry about making the Times list, wherever one's book lands? Not me.

Since no one picked #32 (and that is partly my fault for suggesting numbers 1-30; the extended list actually runs to #35 -- I forgot this) I put the names of everyone who participated into the magic hat, and the winner of the Odd Times pool is:

NinaP

Nina, when you have a chance please send your ship-to info and what you'd like for your BookWish to LynnViehl@aol.com. My thanks to everyone for joining in as well as getting out there and buying Frostfire. You guys are the best.

21 comments:

  1. Well done with that placement! :)

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  2. Mega-congratulations, Lynn!! :)

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  3. Wow, you managed the NY Times list with only a partial calculation of sales? Just goes to show you how not only do you deliver a wonderful read, but you do it consistently enough that we all know to get the book right when it comes out.

    Congrats on making the list, and Nina, have fun with your book wish :).

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  4. Congratulations to making it to #32 on the Times!!!

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  5. Congrats on making the list again!!!!

    Congrats to Nina as well. :)

    Dawn

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  6. How fun. NYT, published book, #32. Celebration time. Good luck with this.

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  7. Congrats on making the list! :-)

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  8. Margaret S3:54 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS LYNN !!!!
    If made it that far on a half a weeks sales its definately doing well.

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  9. That's wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  10. Congrats!!! Not bad at all for a partial week -- I bet those other novels are sighing in relief that Frostfire didn't get a full week to strut its stuff!

    I hope this year continues to bring great things for you :D

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  11. Congratulations Lynn! Glad the Times finally caught up with you :)

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  12. Congratulations!!! That is amazing!

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  13. I was half right. ;-) Congrats! It's a great book. Woohoo to Nina for getting a BookWish!

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  14. congrats!! That's so exciting!

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  15. Woot!! Congrats, Lynn, on the great news.

    And to Nina for her bookwish.

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  16. Stephanie St.Clair8:30 PM

    Congratulations!!!

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  17. Congratulations, Lynn!!

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  18. Congratulations, Lynn! I KNEW it would make the list!!!

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  19. That's wonderful! Congrats!

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  20. Congrats! I totally LOVED Shadowlight and am currently reading Dreamveil and currently waiting on Frostfire to arrive. I won it on eBay. :)

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