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STATUS: Even though I look absolutely ridiculous doing a happy dance, I’m doing it anyway! White woman overbite. Here I come.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? THE LOAD OUT by Jackson Browne

This is just getting impossible. If I keep hitting crazy milestones, what will I have to look forward to? Last year, I had 3 authors on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time.

Then it happened twice in one year. Fabulous. Where to go next?

How about 4 authors on the NYT list at the same time? And 3 of them on the top 150 USA Today Bestseller list at the same time as well.

Yep! That’s the news that hit my inbox about an hour ago. And here they are.

At #19 on the Trade Paperback list and #146 on USA Today

At #9 on the Children’s list

At #11 on the Mass Market paperback list and #109 on USA Today

At #13 on the eBook listand #59 on USA Today

When I got into this biz, this wasn’t something I ever imagined so the reality is not quite real. Maybe it will sink in tomorrow…

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39 Responses

  1. Trisha said:

    Congratulations Kristin – this is fabulous news for you and your clients! Wonder what next year will hold? Then again, maybe this year can get even better still 🙂

  2. Therese said:

    The covers are ALL awesome. Obviously the content delivers. There are so many layers to creating these amazing stories. Dance and sing!
    Readers are thrilled too, though they’ll never know the depth of gratitude they owe to you. So I’ll say it for all those clueless readers, Thanks, Kristen, for being you.

  3. laylafiske said:

    Congratulations! It is obvious that you have the skill and knowledge to know a successful novel when you see it. And congrats to all your authors for sharing their excellent work with us!!

  4. Alwyn said:

    Congrats! Having devoured it this week I KNOW Ally Carter’s “Uncommon Criminals” deserves to be on that Best Seller list and I’m sure the others do too!

  5. Carradee said:

    Congratulations! This is fantastic news!

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet has been on bestseller lists for awhile, now, hasn’t it?

  6. Anonymous said:

    I’m confused about something. I thought the NY Times doesn’t accept self published books on their list. I’m thrilled for Courtney, but how did Unlocked get on the NY Times ebook list if it’s self published? Does this mean they will allow other self-published authors on their list now?

  7. ryan field said:

    I haven’t read the other books. But I did read…and re-read…”Hotel” and thought it was the best book I’d read in years. I seriously want this to be number one now!!

  8. Anonymous said:

    C’mon, Milestones!!!! (No, really, it’s all right. Keep ’em coming.)

    Bess Morgan

  9. Courtney Milan said:

    I’m confused about something. I thought the NY Times doesn’t accept self published books on their list. I’m thrilled for Courtney, but how did Unlocked get on the NY Times ebook list if it’s self published? Does this mean they will allow other self-published authors on their list now?

    Some other self-published books have been on the list. (Barbara Freethy, John Locke, Victorine Lieske, Nancy Johnson, Stephanie McAfee.) Others have not. (Amanda Hocking).

    Speculation abounds, but I chalk it up to the NYT being squirrely and inscrutable just to get its inscrutability on.

    Regardless, I’ll take it.

  10. Don said:

    I just finished Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Fantastic. Yo, blog readers, if you haven’t read this one, go get it and read it, right now.

  11. Troy Bierkortte said:

    I have had Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet on my Nook for months. Finally, I got to it and finished reading it today.
    It was the kind of book that makes you not want to read another book because you just don’t want to leave that world behind so quickly. It is a hard act to follow.
    Congratulations to Batman and Robin for bringing us this great book.

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