Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ending the day on a high note

I just found out, and it's crazy for me to even write it...that The White Road and Other Stories is current Salt's bestselling book. Number 1. Madness. Not sure what time period this refers to or anything... Of course, I took a screenshot...

can you see? Click on it to get a larger pic. There's Shaindel Beers' wonderful poetry collection, A Brief History of Time, at Number 3, Luke Kennard's excellent The Migraine Hotel at #4, and Alex Keegan's stunning stories, Ballistics, at #20. And 16 books that I have yet to read and love...And a gorgeous photo of Nuala and her brand new short story collection, Nude, which you will hear more about here shortly.

This most definitely is the result of Salt's Just One Book campaign, so many people rallied round, thank you all so so much for supporting Salt - and thank you to those of you who showed their support by buying my book. It is really moving and thrilling, I never thought I would find myself at this point. But please: don't stop. Salt is doing alright for the moment, but this needs to continue. There are new titles being published, and a wealth of existing titles that are excellent, both poetry and short stories. Have a wander, all books are 33% off for the whole of August (enter the coupon code HU693FB2 at checkout)... or sign up for the Story Bank or Poetry Bank and get sent beautiful books on a regular basis. What better present for a reader?

Ok, off to bed now with a big grin.


Group 8 said...

It's just fabulous. Salt must be so proud of you and you must be too! Congrats, girleen.

Bob Jacobs said...

Cool Beans, Hershman!

Does this mean you can now use the words 'best-selling author' before your name?


Sue Guiney said...

What a star you are! Terrific! xo

Sarah Hilary said...

Congratulations, Tania! Fabulous news and justly deserved. x

Vanessa Gebbie said...

How fabulous, T! Well done well done!

Tania Hershman said...

WRW - I like being called girleen, has a lovely ring to it!

Bob, ah yes, it's how I introduce myself on the phone, dontcha know!

Sue, thank you! Feels pretty weird, to be honest.

Sarah, thank you!

The Sequel... mysterious, but thank you! Aha, it's V! Hello. Not sure what I did in all this, but something persuaded people to part with their money and for that I am very very grateful and hoping they find a few stories in there to enjoy.

Lauri said...

Wonderful news and well deserved!

Teresa Stenson said...

Fantastic, Tania.

I'm making my way through your stories alongside reading various novels. So far, 'Brewing a Storm' is my fave. It's very brave and unusual, but it's also familiar. And not in a plagiarised way :)

Unknown said...

Oh that is definitely worthy of a whoooo hoooooo or two!
; )

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, Lauri.
Teresa, glad you are enjoying it - nice plagiarism joke, we love those!
Sara, now my week is complete :-)