I feel a little odd about this, but I’m so blown away I don’t know what else to do but run around crowing and acting insane:
I got my first royalty statement for Poltergeist today. I was prepared for bad news, since the Bookscan numbers on the sales were lower and slower than they were for Greywalker, but…
Poltergeist sold more than 24,400 copies its first 5 months in release! ( Nearly the whole first print run.)
Which is almost 100% better than Bookscan reported.
And that’s 2,500 more books than Greywalker sold in its first 5 months in release–which were really good sales by all accounts!
And I thought the book was tanking because the Bookscan numbers and Amazon rankings were so low! (shows what I know.)
Obviously I owe a huge thank you to the independent bookstores (like Seattle Mystery, U-Books, Borderlands, Epilogue, and the rest), which aren’t reported on Bookscan, and to my buddies at key B&N stores who pushed the book like mad. I love you guys!