This is the Big Day!! The release day for The Simplicity Primer. I ended up tossing and turning and finally got up around 4 am because I couldn't sleep, thinking about what the day would bring.
The lovely folks at SurvivalBlog gave me another plug:
Thanks to every single one of you, when I got onto Amazon at 5:15 am this morning I saw this:
An hour later, the ranking was even higher:
This was at 7:08 am:
Oh my gosh! Top one hundred!!
I'm taking snapshots and will add these rankings throughout the day because I never expect them to be this awesome again. I want to record the moment! To be honest, I cannot believe it. I freakin' cannot believe it.
I had a conference call with the marketing team yesterday. I'm working with a PR woman named Jackie in Nashville, who is truly amazing. She is booking me left and right on radio shows and there's even talk about (gulp) television. She is getting interest from, or is confident about interest from, such luminaries as Dave Ramsey, Suzie Ormann, the 700 Club, Dr. Laura, etc. I'm wavering between knock-kneed terror and absolute bewilderment that they're talking about me. I don't mean to press the point too much, but I hope these folks remember I'm an ordinary housewife in north Idaho. That's all.
My first radio interview is scheduled this afternoon. I have another scheduled for Friday and another one for the following Monday (not yet finalized, I'll post the details as soon as I know). The booksigning at Costco this Friday in Spokane is also confirmed, but I won't post the details until I talk to the Costco rep (if any of you are local to Spokane, keep your eyes peeled! I'd love to meet you!).
Meanwhile, as I watch the day unfold with my jaw hitting the deck in amazement more often than not, I can only say one thing over and over, stuttering in shock...
Thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!