STATUS: At 5 pm today, we are officially closed until Monday, January 4, 2010.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? CAROL OF THE BELLS by Mannheim Steamroller
What a crazy wrap up to the year! I won’t be blogging again until the New Year, but then I’ll be back and in rare ranting form! Here are the stats for 2009:
foreign rights deals done (and that includes several overseas auctions)
I had to update as we did 3 more foreign deals late on Friday!
number of new clients (Kristin & Sara combined)
estimated number of queries read and responded to (and yes, that is up from last year)
full manuscripts requested (down from last year)
number of projects currently on submission
major motion picture deals
new deals for previously published clients
number of copies in print for my bestselling series this year
number of copies in print for my bestselling debut this year
number of copies in print for my bestselling sleeper hit
conferences attended (also includes BEA and London Book Fair)
number of New York Times Bestsellers
Number of books named to Publisher’s Weekly list of top books of the year
number of physical holiday cards sent
Number of electronic holiday cards sent
number of Starbucks eggnog chai consumed in the last week
number of late nights reading on the couch with Chutney
number of great days loving my job
Have a safe and happy New Year. I’m out!