Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Addendum Number 2

Now that I am not shaking anymore, just grinning so hard my jaw aches, I am happy to report that today's fab news seems to have had a direct impact on sales: my Amazon UK ranking, which had been plummeting steadily, jumped from 197,000 this morning to 10,150, number 77 in the Bestselling story collections list (that dastardly clock radio is off the charts, ha!). So, in conclusion, these awards do something. Something shifted. Very very nice, although nothing beats those judges' remarks. I am off to grin privately at my cats. It's bound to scare them.

10 comments:

nmj said...

Tania, Your heart must be singing, many congratulations!

Douglas Bruton said...

Wow, Tania. This is rock the world fantastic news. I am so thrilled for you... this is just the sort of tipping point that Malcom Gladwell writes about... so big things on your horizon, for sure.

Best always

D

(PS Do remember us all when you are as famous as can be)

Jenzarina said...

I saw this link from the WriteWords blog page...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Hope your cats appreciate the extra smiles.
;)

Tania Hershman said...

Nasim, that is a beautiful way of putting it, and is how I feel!

Douglas, don't scare me with tipping points, not sure what I want to tip over into! Remeber you...Sure!

Jenzarina, lovely to meet you here, thanks so much. The cats are stalking each other, not sure my mood rubbed off well on them!

Nik's Blog said...

Hurrah!

amjoy said...

Looking through the online writing world I found your blog today(guess I was looking for connection) and its really cheered me - congratulations - to be mentioned like that is fantastic! I think it's tough being a writer and recognition like this - and for a small press too - is brilliant. Will have to read your stories now -
Avril

Tania Hershman said...

Avril, how lovely to meet you and how nice of you to leave a comment! Yes, this thrilling news isn't just great for me, it's great for all of us who think we are toiling in obscurity. More power to the short story and small presses!!

Tania x

Bee Bee said...

Congratulations Tania :)

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks so much, BB.

cherys said...

So glad you're over the shock and can just love it love it love it for now. And fantastic news that it's shifted sales forward. That's amazing. I'm grinning too. Where's my cat?
xx Susannah