It’s been a pretty amazing week, guys!
Ugly Love released on Tuesday, and within 24 hours, hit the top ten bestselling ebooks on all three major platforms! Amazon, ibooks and Barnes&Noble. It’s pictures like this that put it into perspective, because I see Ugly Love ahead of books like Outlander, which released as a series this week, and The Giver, a major motion picture! (Watch Outlander. I really loved the first episode.)
I couldn’t be happier with the results, and especially with all the feedback/reviews I’ve been stalking. (Yes, writers do that. We stalk worse than anyone.) My sister and I were sitting in our hotel room, wide awake until four in the morning constantly hitting refresh, waiting to see if it would hit top ten. Release weeks are the most terrifying, exciting time. I think the thing I loved the most is when I woke up the next morning and my husband had texted me at 5am saying, “Did you see you hit #6? I’m so proud of you!” Knowing that he was back home, checking my rankings at five in the morning instead of sleeping was pretty darn cute. He should be a book boyfriend.
And then there’s this pic, where I’m in the greatest company of the fabulous EL James. Anyone heard of Fifty Shades of Grey? No?
The signings this week were a blast, so thanks to everyone who showed up for those. Ryan Winfield and I had a great time in San Diego last night thanks to Adventures by the Book. And Pasadena, Tx was a huge hit thanks to Trini’s Events!
Oh, and I can’t forget that one time yesterday when Simon & Schuster got it in their crazy heads that you guys could get me to trend on Twitter in ten minutes. But…I think I underestimated y’all, because not only did we trend in ten minutes, but we trended WORLDWIDE!
So yeah. Pretty epic week, thanks to each and every one of you. I’ve been doing a lot of giveaways that have been scattered all over the place. Those winners will be posted here tomorrow. But as another thank you, I’ll be choosing winners for a signed copy of Ugly Love from the comments on this blog post. Not just ANY comment, though. I want you guys to comment with which one of my books you wish could be made into a movie.
I’ll be listing winners for all giveaways tomorrow, so come back and click on the giveaway tab to find those!
Thank you, thank you, thank you all for one of the best release days ever!