You are the best!
You are amazing!
You have the best taste in books!
You know why? Because EVEN VILLAINS GO TO THE MOVIES hit the Breathless Press Top Ten list this weekend.
My editor sent me this screen cap Sunday morning and just about knocked my fuzzy blue socks off! I don't think any of the Heroes and Villains books have made it to the Top Ten list before. And it's all thanks to you.
An author only writes the book. We can market it, or beg people to read it, or give it away for free but unless an author buys 500 copies of their own book they can't put it on the bestseller list. That's completely in the hands of the readers. You're the ones who make the choice to buy a book. You're the ones who decide if a book is worth investing time and money in. You're the ones who make and break careers.
I'm very lucky to have the best readers in the world. Yes, I know I share you with dozens, possibly hundreds, of other lucky authors. I know you don't read my books exclusively, and I wouldn't want you to, but I know you're reading my books and that's exciting. Thank you for thinking my books are worth a few hours of your time. I appreciate the faith you have in me.
You're the best!