I said I wan’t going to become one of those people who work their book into every conversation.
And I’m not.
But I didn’t foresee becoming an Amazon bestselling author just five days after launching Looming Transitions. How can I not thank you? How can I not publicly thank God? I truly did not see this coming. Saturday night I was poking around on Amazon and then put this update on Facebook:
Two random bits of info from my recent visit to Amazon:
1. In the search bar, if you type “Looming” and hit return before adding “Transition” . . . you’ll be directed to a lovely Looming Kit.
2. When you do correctly type the name of Looming Transitions, you’ll see it’s climbed to in the #20’s in one subcategory :).
Well, when I actually clicked on the link with stat updates, I was shocked to see::
What?! Both the Kindle and the Paperback version were listed under “Hot New Releases.” But more than that:
Looming Transitions is #5 on a best selling list!!! I was ranked in two subcategories, #5 in one and #6 in in the other. You can see them here and here — the rank varies, so it’s doubtful I’m still at exactly #5 and #6..
I have to say, part of me wants to put a bunch of disqualifiers with the main one being: this isn’t a “real” best selling list because it is a sub-list. However, I’m not going to do that. Because that diminishes what you have done for me and what God has done through this process.
As part of the book launch, I had a post at A Life Overseas, where I’m a monthly contributor, and I offered copies of the book in a drawing. Two overriding emotions on Saturday as I replied to nearly 55 comments: 1. The amount of comments (the need for these resources is so great!) was heavy. 2. Someone I don’t know said he was already part way through the book and it was valuable and humorous.
Surreal. All of it. I don’t know him, he isn’t someone who loves me and has to buy out of semi-obligation. Valuable. Humorous. Wow. God is using something I invested so much time and effort in beyond what I dared dream.
If I could, I’d thank each one of you who has bought it, posted on social media, emailed me, offered to let me post at your blog, and written reviews, I would. But how do you thank an army fueled by love? The only words out of my mouth for the rest of my days would be “thank you” and I wouldn’t hit everyone.
I don’t know how to thank you. So I will simply say, thank you.
I would like to promise, promise, promise that the next post won’t be about the book (I have four posts all ready and none of them are about the book); however, if Oprah contacts me between now and Thursday, you’ll hear about it. Doubtful, but after the last week I’ve had, it’s fun to dream, isn’t it?
Amazon Bestselling Author: Amy (HAHAH, that is the one and only time I’ll end this way. Even I am rolling my own eyes!)
Jody Collins says
Roll your eyes, girl. I’ve got tears in mine…you just never know what God has up his sleeve. SO happy for you!
Patricia Filak says
Thanks so much for this — it was a reminder to me to order your book!! That is done, and I’m looking forward to reading it!