Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is in the Air



My lovely agent decided to offer MY FUTURE HUSBAND for free for a couple of days, to coincide with Valentine's Day, and phoned to announce it had been downloaded almost 6000 times in one day!  To say I was stunned is an understatement.

I'm number one in the free download chart at the moment - Les Mis is number 4. Not that I'm bragging or anything, but we have to grab our pleasures where we can.

What's even more fabulous is my agent can now show those figures to publishers and editors and try to convince them there IS a market for this kind of story, and to offer me a book deal IMMEDIATELY.  

Okay, she'll probably be a lot more polite than that, but I've started to feel cautiously excited all over again - which is probably unwise.  

It did tickle my fancy to see someone in Japan had downloaded a copy - maybe they pressed the wrong button?!

20 comments:

Anna May said...

Make that 6001 as I have just had 'My Future Husband' delivered to my kindle! Can't wait to read it and I hope 2013 is full of happiness and success for you.
Anna May x

Tommo said...

Hey Clarkey, I'm sooooooo pleased for you, may you now go on to have world domination in the book market :-)

Tommox

Wendy's Writing said...

Make that 6002! That's great Karen. Best wishes from one Clarke to another.

Dumdad said...

Great news! May 2013 be your breakthrough year!

Karen said...

You are a lovely lady Anna May Mangan - thank you :o)

Aw thanks, Tommo - I wish! Where's your lovely blog gone by the way?

Thank you so much Wendy! Clarke IS a pretty classy name :o)

Thank you, Dumdad :o) Fingers crossed.

Patsy said...

That's fantastic. Congratulations on reaching No1

Karen said...

Thanks Patsy :o)

Jen said...

6000 in one day - blimey! Having devoured the novel in one sitting myself, I am sure all 6,000 of them loved it. Even the Japanese one :)

DAB said...

It's back but ONLY in a visual way.
Tommox

Karen said...

Thanks Jen, you're a star :o)

Tommo - YAY!

Mama J said...

Best of luck with the publishers!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

That's a brilliant download, Karen - all the best with the negotiations!

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Very impressive numbers - well done. x

Bernadette said...

Great news on the number of downloads! Well done x

Romance Book Haven said...

Exciting news on the No of downloads and Yay! For reaching the first!

Nas

Karen said...

Thanks so much everyone :o)

Jaxbsc said...

Loved this book. I'll be watching for the release of your next one this year so I can be one of the first to purchase it.

Karen said...

Aw, thank you SO much Jax. I really want to read yours one day :o)

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