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I'm Number One...

... and also number four, number six, and number eight.

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2011-07-10/mass-market-paperback/list.html



When GAME OF THRONES was first published in 1996, it failed to make any bestseller lists (well, maybe it made the LOCUS list, don't recall), and certainly never got within shouting distance of the Top Ten in the TIMES. While I still recall the highlights (Joe Beth in Lexington, Kentucky and Kepler's in Menlo Park, California) of that first signing tour, I recall the lowlights even better -- the St. Louis signing where the only four people in the cafe/ bookstore actually LEFT when I got up to speak, and the Dallas signing where I drew a dozen people while Clifford the Big Red Dog drew hundreds. And here we are, fifteen years later, with GAME at number one on the list. Where's that dog now, I want a rematch!

Thanks to David and Dan and HBO, they had a lot to do with this.

And thanks to you, my readers, as well. No promotion, no advertising, no marketing campaign can ever hope to match word of mouth. Without the loyalty and enthusiasm of my fans, none of this would ever have happened.

I hope you all have a great Fourth. It's certainly going to be a good one for me.

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Cindy Amezquita-Fairchild
Jul. 7th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Season 2 HBO
Please clear up some confusion. Will Season 2 be entitled A Clash of Kings? Or will it be Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings? The tv page for GoT has it as the continuation of GoT, which it isn't.
meataxe
Jul. 7th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
I think we both know that your humiliation at Clifford's hands broke you and was the true reason why Dance took so long to come to fruition. Don't you be going risking another meltdown at Clifford's hands now that you have your writing mojo back at last - nobody beats the Big Red Dog! :P

Love your books and the show btw, the show has definitely been great for getting friends/relatives interested in the books when they wouldn't have read them otherwise.
impishtry
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
YOU ARE LOVED HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES! ALL THE WAY TO THE PHILLIPINES!!!
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