Monday, December 17, 2012

Amazon Selects Dancers Among Us From Millions of Books

Dancers Among Us was published eight weeks ago, and it has been flying off the shelves ever since! It has spent seven weeks on the New York Times and Indie best seller lists, and has been selected for numerous "Best Books of 2012" honors (including Oprah Magazine and Barnes & Noble). It landed on ABC World News, The Today Show, The Insider, Huffington Post, NPR Morning Edition, Daily Mail UK, and was #1 on Reddit. Two reprints have been ordered in the past month.

Dancers Among Us has become a greater sensation than I could have ever imagined, and yet there was still one HUGE surprise waiting for me before the new year-

On Amazon's home page, Dancers Among Us is sandwiched between two NY Times #1 best selling literary giants- Steven Colbert and Rick Riordan- to represent all of the editor's picks for last minute gift books.

Let me put this in perspective. Amazon selected these three books from all the titles released in 2012. According to Bowker, there would be, conservatively, 10,000,000 ISBN numbers issued in 2012. TEN MILLION BOOKS! I don't even know how to get my mind around that number, but I do know one thing for certain-

Colbert should invite me and Riordan on his show for a glass of champagne.

Thank you Amazon. I'm jumping for joy, and I'm not the only one.

Dancer Among Us Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch last week in New York City