Thursday, 19 December 2019

A Year in Numbers ... Nine!

It has been a very good 2019 all told! Following on from similar posts at the same time in 2018, 201720162015201420132012 and 2011 I record a year of ups and less ups. I take a minute to do the sums and raid the scrapbook.

High points include the release of Holy Sister. Holy Sister turned out to be my ninth novel in a row to make the Goodreads Choice Award best fantasy book semi-final and was accompanied this year by One Word Kill which was my first ever entry onto the Science Fiction list and only missed out on the final by one place!  

I had four books out this year. FOUR!




Thanks to 47North's incredible push on Amazon I actually had for a week, in One Word Kill, the UK's best selling ebook (all genres), the 3rd best selling ebook on Amazon, and the world's best selling romance! This last one tickled me, as One Word Kill is not a romance.


Next April sees the release of The Girl and the Stars, the First Book of the Ice. It starts a new trilogy set on Abeth, the world featured in The Book of the Ancestor trilogy. The best kind of reader would pre-order! 😀



The signed & illustrated special edition omnibus for The Red Queen's War trilogy has gone to printing and copies should ship early in the new year. Pre-order now to avoid disappointment!


There are still a few decks of my kickstarted card game at Gallant Knight Games and you can pick one up for a mere $4.99!



Lies, damn lies, and statistics to follow:

I now have over 300,000 Goodreads ratings, and over 800,000 "books added"! Those are big numbers 😲.

Prince of Thorns is closing on 85,000 ratings!



& Amazon seem to have discovered a 1000+ new ratings from somewhere...



The blog got its 3,000,000th hit in 2019, though I am still neglecting it and resolve once again to post more there.


I'm still on InstagramPintrest, and Tumblr

And finally, Twitter, where I've broken the 25,000 follower barrier!
Which is really very small beer in the world of tweeting. My biggest follower remains Joseph Morgan, with 2.5 million followers!



Many thanks to all my readers for keeping me going! I hope you all have happy holidays!











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