Getting published is a real be-yatch! Hear about my ups, downs and a few random rants in between.

Friday, March 17, 2006

When you're hot you're....

A bestseller!

Congrats to Varian Johnson, fellow author and cyber bud. His debut novel, RED POLKA DOT IN A WORLD FULL OF PLAID, made the Essence Best-seller list.

What's really cool is RED POLKA DOT is a YA book by content but Adult fiction by definition of Varian's publisher. I don't think Essence considers YA for it's best selling books. So that's all the more rewarding for Varian...who right about now is pondering whether to stay on the adult tip permanently.

Don't leave us Varian. YA needs the male perspective and voice!!

Bestseller list criteria varies from outlet to outlet. There's no hard and fast rule for how many books equals a bestseller. It just depends on whose list you make.

It doens't matter. It means your books are selling well by a reputable sources' standards. Whether that's 5,000 or 50,000, people are digging your work. And that's always cool!

Mad shout-out to Varian, doing his thing - Mr. Best Selling Author. Don't forget to add that to all your press stuff now!


Blogger Varian Johnson said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Paula. And don't worry, I'm not giving up on YA anytime soon.

4:03 PM


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