Scooter won't be either.
I am pleased however to announce that I have finally figured out what Scooter thinks I am. In his eyes, I am a Mouse With Benefits.
Speaking of benefits, I have certainly benefited from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's support of the moon books (am I slick or what). Look at this goHastings.com promotion of Teen Dystopian novels (well, don't look at all of it, just the bottom).
You looked at all of it, didn't you. I'm crossing you off the dedication list.
Meanwhile, now that the paperback of This World We Live In is sort of officially published, I've been obsessively following its Amazon rankings. It's the first of my books to have an extended period of availability as an ebook before coming out in paperback, and I'm very curious as to how that will affect its sales. Ebook sales are flourishing, but children/YA paperbacks seem to be suffering:
In the Children’s/Young Adult category, Hardcover sales were $31.2 million in January 2011 vs $31.8 million in January 2010 (-1.9%) while Paperbacks were $25.4 million , down 17.7% from $30.9 million in January 2010.
Today was the first chance I had to read Hart in all its gothic/romance/thriller/horror/noir/fairytale glory. Of course I loved it, but I have no taste whatsoever when it comes to my own writing. Still, I plan to polish it and offer it to my agent to see what she thinks.
Assuming I survive getting Scooter into his carrier. Think of me as a mouse with high blood pressure!