Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Cover, fictionwise bestselling list, and some general news

It's been a couple of weeks since I updated my blog, so figured I'd share with you a few things.

Last night, my friend Janelle (see book cover Hear the Wind Blow) posted about her bestselling figures, so I figured I needed to post mine as well. On fictionwise, in the mainstream short stories, The Tulip Kiss is ranked #3 out of 153 short stories. Fictionwise updates the rankings and ratings and all every Monday. So this is in large part due to the fact that two copies (Janelle purchased a copy and another Jane from down under did as well) sold in one week. Out of all the short stories, 5167 of them, The Tulip Kiss ranked 439th. Top 500 isn't bad. Janelle's story ranked 40th out of those 5167, because she had 14 copies sell in one week (her story was just posted to fictionwise on Monday, April 30) - way to go Janelle.

General news - I have to go back for another sleep study the end of this month - not fun - but they are going to put me on CPAP this time and see if I sleep better, although I'm not so sure I will even with a breather to help me breath better. I'll still be hooked up to trodes on my head, chest, legs, and a belt around my waist and chest to monitor my breathing, my eye movements, my heart rate and my leg movements. The problem with studies like this is that the person being tested doesn't sleep well as it is and then to throw all the other stuff in makes one more likely not to sleep. I can't sleep in other people's beds and can't sleep hooked up to monitors, so maybe the CPAP will help, maybe not - guess we'll find out in the next few weeks.

And now - my cover for Butterfly Halves is here. I can't wait to see the book published. So here you go -

It's so pretty - and I think it will have sell appeal - drop me a line and let me know what you think of this cover.

See you all in the postings - E :)


Andrea Sisco said...


I love the cover. The colors are great. Very inviting. I didn't know you have a blog...

Or anything about the book. Tell me more about that.

Writing Angel said...

Oh Elysabeth! That cover is so great.

Serena Joy said...

It looks terrific! Congrats.

Rain-drop said...

Nice cover!!

It's very...juicy. I know that doesn't make sense, but the brightness and loveliness of it makes the word juicy come to mind. Invited, as another commenter said.

I hope the CPAP works! That would be very good.

Wow, yours and Janelle's ratings out of the 5167 stories are AMAZING! I can't believe how good! That is so awesome. :D

elysabeth said...

Chai, my dear child. You are funny - using the word juicy but I guess that's a good thing. Thanks for the comments - and I'm glad you all like this cover - E :)

Janelle Dakota said...

Now that I've seen this cover, I it much more than the first option you had. This one will appeal to the right YA readers. I think if your story had pandered to an older YA, then the first cover would have been appropriate.

But this cover...this one rocks!