Monday, January 31, 2011

1,400 Thank Yous!

Before I launch into today's celebratory post, I just want to say massive thank you for everyone's lovely thoughts and wishes on my last post about Egypt. We managed to talk to our family a few times over the weekend. Although there were a few dodgy moments, everything seems to be safe now and people are excited for change. Fingers crossed!

So! It's Monday, and I'm in the mood for celebrating! It's possible I've had too many mini Reese's Pieces (thanks, Shannon!), but chocolate-fuelled energy aside, I'm happy. Why, you ask (or not -- I'm going to tell you, anyway)?

The Hating Game has sold 1,400 copies on Amazon UK this month! Yes, 1,400! In January! Since the cover change, the books usually sells between 70 to 100 copies daily and it's in the top 50 on Amazon Kindle (UK) right now. I can hardly believe it!

A HUMONGOUS THANK YOU to everyone who has promoted, bought, reviewed, talked about or commented on anything to do with my novel! It's thanks to all of you that my debut novel has been successful.

Now... let's party!

99 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS, Talli! That's so great to hear, I really hoped you would do well! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more :)

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  2. Congratulations Talli! I finished your book last week and I loved it.

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  3. Talli this is fantastic!!!! I'm screaming with excitement!!! You should be elated! Time for us both to celebrate with a glass of wine! Such amazing news!!!!

    I couldn't be happier for you!

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  4. That's fantastic, fabulous, amazing, wonderful news, darling! Just goes to show, good writing always gets noticed! Well done, proud to know you xx

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  5. Wow, that is amazing! Congrats, Talli. And good to hear your family in Egypt is safe.

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  6. Well done :) cant wait for the paprer back, when can i get my hands on it???

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  7. Fabulous news, congratulations!

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  8. Utterly deserved fabness! I thoroughly enjoyed The Hating Game and it got me through the low points when i was ill. Am looking forward to Watching Willow Watts ;-)

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  9. So glad to hear all your family are safe. Congratulations on the book sales! But I am not a bit surprised to be honest!

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  10. HEY, TALLI,


    C O N G R A T L A T I O N S

    That is very exciting news! I am also happy to hear your family's doing well in Egypt.

    A GREAT start to the week.


    Michael

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  11. Well done! You've obviously worked hard to achieve this success. I'm glad to hear that your family members in Egypt are okay and pray for a peaceful resolution there.

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  12. That is really impressive, Talli and well deserved - Congrats!
    Glad to hear your relatives are ok!

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  13. WOOHOO!!! Congratulations, Talli! Your novel is available on Amazon.uk in paperback on March 9. I can't waaait!!!

    I'm glad your in-laws are safe and I hope things settle down over there soon.

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  14. Wow, that's amazing. Truly cover does matter.

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  15. Congratulations, Talli. That's really wonderful, and you deserve it, and more.

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  16. *Thumbs up* Can't talk, mouth full of celebratory cake!!!!!

    As I said, it is brilliant, I keep recommending it to friends!

    So glad you both got to talk to your family in Egypt X

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  17. That's wonderful, Talli! CONGRATS!!! :o)

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  18. Congratulations, how exciting!

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  19. Thanks so much, everyone! I'm so thrilled it's doing well. :)

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  20. That's a whole lot of good to celebrate. I'm so happy for your family and the book's success. Woo-hoo!

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  21. Most impressive; keep up the great work!

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  22. Well done! Thats wonderful news! On both counts!

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  23. Talli, I'm so glad things are safe for your family in Egypt, and Whooooooo! on the sales for The Hating Game. I haven't reviewed it yet, and I'm sorry for that, but I can say I loved every minute of it. The Hating Game rocks and that's why it's selling so well!!

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  24. Congratulations!!! What a fun accomplishment to celebrate!

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  25. Talli, that's wonderful!! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!! :)

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  26. Talli, I'm so relieved to hear your family are OK.

    And delighted to hear of your success! I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't had a single Kindle-compatible device since your launch so I haven't bought the Hating Game yet, but my Kindle arrives this weekend so I am looking forwrad to a good read :) So that's at least one sale in the bag for February!

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  27. Oh my goodness...watching those sales stats must be even worse than watching the inbox for query/submission responses! So happy for you!

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  28. Congratulations..... I knew it was a winner the way the characters stayed with me. I hope your relatives continue to be safe from the melee in Egypt. You too, are a winner.
    Love and Peace,
    Manzanita

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  29. Congrats!!!!! Those are amazing numbers! :-)

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  30. Talli!
    Your hard work is paying off! Not only do you have a GREAT debut novel but the kindness you've shown to others - including me - is coming back around to smile on you!! Continued success! Cheers!

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  31. That is so good to hear! I'm in the middle of your book and everytime I start a new chapter I read the little statistic at the top of the page out loud to my wife. Those are a great part of your book! Cheers to the great performance of the book! (imagine the sound of clinking glasses)

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  32. Wow--that's amazing news, Talli! Huge congrats! :)

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  33. It's great to hear that your husband's relatives are safe. Congratulations on your book sales!

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  34. Congratulations Talli!

    And here's to Egypt!

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  35. Congratulations! That is so cool.

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  36. Huge congrats on the stunning sales figures!!! So proud of you, and very glad to hear that you've had contact with your folks in Egypt and everyone's safe.

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  37. That's fantastic news Talli and very well deserved. Long may the sales keep coming in!

    Dx

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  38. That's wonderful! Congratulations!

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  39. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S


    Yvonne.

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  40. I'm not surprised it's selling so well. Congratulations to you, well deserved. x

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  41. I'm so glad your family in Egypt are okay and optimistic.

    Also, CONGRATS on your sales! *hugs*

    Just wait until the paperback goes live...I predict more hot sales.

    Have a lovely week, Talli.
    Love,
    Lola

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  42. Congrats Talli! It's SO deserved!

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  43. I'm glad to hear your family's safe!

    Congratulations on the sales! That's great!

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  44. Congratulations, thats wonderful!!

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  45. Relieved to hear you spoke to your family and that they are safe.
    And congratulations on the sales! That is so awesome.

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  46. So relieved to hear family is safe and sound. And CONGRATULATIONS on the sales! Amazing news!

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  47. Congratulations! I'm so happy your book is such a success!

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  48. Wonderful news about your family. And HUGE congrats on The Hating Game :)

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  49. I am so happy for you I might cry.

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  50. I'm so glad to hear MrTR's family are ok!!! Democracy now!! Yay!!

    CONGRATULATIONS WITH YOUR BOOK SALES!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Woo-hoo!!!!!! Well done you!! Onwards and upwards!!! Me and Charlie are doing our little jig and throwing confetti your way!! Woo-hoo!!! Go Talli!!! Take care
    x

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  51. Oh. My. God! Talli, that is wonderful!
    Congrats!

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  52. Yay! Congratulations! This is fantastic news, both getting to speak to your family, and the book sales.

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  53. Congrats Talli, this is so encouraging to read! People hardly share figures and all that. I have the book on Kindle and will get to it soon.

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  54. Congratulations ... Raising my coffee cup in a toast to The Hating Game's continued and amazing success :)

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  55. VERY cool, big congrats! That's outstanding, very nice sales. I hadn't heard about the original cover (the 2nd one is obviously better, I'm gathering), but glad the change has helped. Woo! You go, girl! (or at least your book LOL) Growl, I've yet to read it yet! Still struggling along trying to finish my WiP first...but it's on my list.

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  56. Yay, Talli! This is just the beginning!

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  57. Talli, I'm so glad you were able to reach them :)

    And congratulations!!!!! That is AMAZING news!! I'm so happy for you! May it continue to soar :D

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  58. I'm excited about all this great news! Congrats to you on all your success. So wonderful!

    Happy to know you were able to get in touch with your family. Wishing, hoping, and praying things will change and get better.

    Hope the rest of your week is just as fantastic !

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  59. I hope all's well with your family.

    Huge congratulations for your book - may the good news continue.

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  60. That's fantastic! Congratulations!

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  61. Happy dancing for you!!! :) Huge congratulations!!!

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  62. Congratulation Talli. This is wonderful news. All power to you. I'm glad that cover is doing the trick.

    It is on my list to read/review on the Reading at Dawn book review blog I now collaborate on. I am reviewing Alex J Cavanaugh's today and will be concentrating on fellow bloggers' books for awhile.

    Sobering news about Egypt. Man, there's so much happening around the world, and now we have a massive cyclone heading for Northern Queensland (were I have loved ones.)

    Denise:)

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  63. Congrats Talli!! So happy for you! :)

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  64. So excited for you! That is soooooo awesome!

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  65. Congrats, Talli! Love the new cover, too.

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  66. Holy smokes, this is fantastic news Talli. :) Congratulations! I'm really happy for you.

    Also, I'm glad you were able to talk to your family, that must have been quite a relief for them. Though the "storm" isn't over yet, I have faith that things will be okay. :)

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  67. CONGRATS TALLI! That is SO exciting

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  68. Woo hoo! I'm so thrilled for you.

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  69. Wow, Talli! Congratulations! You're really rocking Amazon. AND I LOVE the new cover! Woo hoo! Holding a glass of champagne for you in France.

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  70. That's incredible, I've been so impressed with the way you've handled your release and all that. Really wonderful stuff.

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  71. Glad you got confirmation your family is safe! And CONGRATULATIONS on great book sales!

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  72. Congratulations, Talli! You deserve it! :)

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  73. This is fabulous news, although of course I suspect your mind is still elsewhere at the moment, with all the problems in Egypt. Hope all is ok with your family and friends there still and that they stay safe.

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  74. Oh, how exciting for you Talli. Thats baby out there shining brightly. I can see it makes you feel incredible and I'm happy for you. May it continue to shine ever brighter.

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  75. CONGRATS, Talli!

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  76. I'm so relieved to hear you've been able to your family in Egypt.

    Congratulations on the awesome sales! 1,400 sales. Wow!

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  77. Wow! That's brilliant. Great stuff.

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  78. Got home on Saturday from our London trip ~ fired up the Kindle (hubby kept it while I was traveling) and read the book in one sitting. I loved it! Looking forward to the next one.

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  79. supercongrats, Talli! And so glad to hear the family is safe. Was thinking of you guys~

    take care, :o) <3

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  80. sounds like you have lots of reasons to celebrate Talli - congrats.

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  81. That is just amazing Talli - WELL DONE!!

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  82. Congratas!!! to you. I know how hard you worked and you deserve every ounce of success and more!

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  83. Congratulations, Talli! Add another amazon.usa sale to your total. :)

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  84. That's great news on both fronts, congratulations!

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  85. That is so wonderful, Talli! I'm so happy for you. I loved the book. It was so well written: great dialogue, intriguing characters. I couldn't stop turning pages. Obviously thousands of other readers couldn't either. Word of mouth. We, your friends, stepped in and helped you BECAUSE we enjoyed the book. Just enjoy, enjoy the fun of it...and keep promoting and writing.

    Glad your family are ok in Egypt. So much unrest in the world, all the time. Sometimes it hits close to home. Take care.
    Ann Best, Author

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  86. I'm so happy for you, Talli. I'll toast tonight, or is 2:11 pm the right time for a drink?

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  87. Oh that is fantastic news. Congratulations! So fabulous. *Throws more confetti* Yeah, I'll clean it up for you later. I know you have a lot to do. Best wishes.

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  88. Hi Talli .. that is amazing - well done .. I'm buying my very own book when it comes out in about a month I think.

    Gosh - that's fantastic & so well done ..

    Hope all is well on the other front - thinking of you and the family - Hilary

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  89. Double awesome good news!!

    So glad to hear the family is all right and congrats on the book sales! Super happy for you!!!

    Definitely reasons for celebrating :D

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  90. Congratulations, Talli, I'm so happy for you! Those are great numbers and you might be so excited and proud! xx

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