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A Sad But Celebratory Day!

STATUS: Mixed day! I feel like I’m still catching up on emails.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? REALIZE by Colbie Caillat

It had to happen eventually. Today Jamie Ford is not on the New York Times bestseller list–ending our phenomenal run of 130 consecutive weeks on the list. That is two and half years without dropping off.

Wow. Just wow.

Maybe I shouldn’t be having a blog entry announcing this fact but you know what, Jamie? It’s an incredible achievement no matter how I talk about it.

So I raise a glass of champagne to you and your wonderful debut novel: Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter & Sweet.

For us, there has been no bitter.

And I have a feeling that this week isn’t the end and that we will be popping back on in the not-so-distant future.


21 Responses

  1. alreadynotpublished said:

    And in a lesson of the power of social media, I bought this as an ebook over here in Australia because of Kristin’s blog, loved it and have encouraged friends to purchase it also. So thanks Kristin for PubRants letting me and my friends know about Jamie’s book

  2. Farmer Kidd said:

    Sincere congratulations on a wonderful achievement. As a reader of both your blogs – and Jamie’s book, it’s a testament to both your skillful writing/advice-giving, and overall niceness that makes this achievement of client and author all the more fantastic.

  3. Beth said:

    That is a huge achievement! And I love the concept of this book. You would be surprised how many people don’t know that this happened right here in the U.S.A.

  4. ryan field said:

    It’s still my favorite book in the past few years, and it’s also the last print book I purchased before I went completely digital.

  5. Layla Fiske said:

    One of my favorite reads.

    Thanks to Jamie Ford for writing such a memorable novel. And thanks to Kristin Nelson for recognizing it and putting it out there for us to enjoy!!

    I’m sure we’ll see it again on the list. 🙂

  6. LJD said:

    (And according to Amazon, it’s frequently purchased with “50 Shakes of Grey”…)

  7. Nags said:

    It’s a terrific book. The run is well-deserved. I turned a few other people on to it, too.

  8. Kim said:

    Congratulations to you and to Jamie!

    Jamie wrote a fantastic book. Is it fair to assume that agent-author teamwork contributed to the success?

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