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Christmas in June

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by friend of the friendless, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    JR, an expert witness when it comes to Canadian publishing, will tell you that hockey books sell before Xmas and then fade into the background.

    Curious thing today on Canadian amazon.ca ... # 1 best-selling sports book is my goofy hockey book (at one pt today #104 among all bestsellers, getting close to its high-water mark back when it was published in November). No other hockey book was in the top 100 sports books. The second-ranked book on the hockey list was No. 26,000 on the best-seller list. My editor says the title didn't burst out of the blocks but its sales haven't slowed down in over six months on the shelves.

    Not that it will earn out its advance but it might qualify as a Canadian best-seller (this isn't the qualifying height for the Olympic high jump but rather the qualifying height for the Special Olympics). My sense of satisfaction can be traced to unpredictable Canadian book-shopping habits and painfully low expectations. Of course, five book orders turn amazon.ca inside out.

    Back to our regular programming.

    YD&OHS, etc
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yay for you!!!
  3. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's awesome, sir.
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Well done, FoF!
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Beers on FoF!

    Congrats, man.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Further proof that Canickustanis are all crazy.

    Way to go, Friend
  8. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Mr Full,

    This is Canadian publishing. This round is on me. A bottle of beer, please, and six straws.

    YD&OHS, etc
  9. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    This thread reminds me of that great Young Adults (legendary satirical R.I. bar band of the seventies/early eighties) tune "Christmas in Japan in July."
  11. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    It's outselling "The Tim Harkness Story?"
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