“Really good,” that’s the way Gabriel, a reader described Through Many Fires in an email a few days ago. I enjoy hearing from readers and it always brings a smile to my face when they tell me they enjoy one of my books, but Gabriel said something else that really piqued my interest.
He said he bought my book at a popular independent bookstore in New York City. Through Many Fires has been selling well on Kindle, iTunes, Nook and Kobo. The paperback version has been selling well online, but Book 'N' Brush was the only bookstore I knew that was carrying it. I had to know more, so I wrote back asking for the name of the store.
Later that day I got another email from Gabriel saying it was the Strand, a well-known independent bookstore at the corner of Broadway and East 12th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
I always knew that the hardest marketing job would be getting my books into the physical bookstores. It’s nice to know that a big independent bookstore, like Strand, is stocking my book.