Monday, August 11, 2008

A royalty and Mac and a thousand thank-yous

A royalty statement came in! You have no idea how happy and thrilled and excited I am--Girls in Trouble is four years old and it is still selling, which is amazing and wonderful, and part of the royalty was also for Coming Back to Me which is six years old. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you, whomever bought my book. I owe you a signed watercolor. I owe you a hug. I owe you a night out on the town. I owe you everything because royalties mean that the publisher is happy because you earned back your advance. It means your chances of publishing again are that much better. And best of all, it means you have readers, which is really the most important thing of all.

As for us, we're heading for the Mac store where Jeff is getting a Mac laptop and I'm getting the itouch.


Clea Simon said...

Congratulations, Caroline! I suspect that a lot of people don't realize how tightly novelists have to live - it really is book by book. So I'm thrilled that your readers have come through for you in terms of SALES! Publishers take note: Good Books Sell!

Gina Sorell said...

Congratulations Caroline!!!

Happy celebrating with your shiny new Mac purchases...and don't forget to take advantage of the student/teacher discount!!

G :)