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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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ellensparkleyes
Jul. 6th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
dude, that's wicked cool! where can i get that as a poster? my husband would love it!
mmc12
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
I think I picked up A Game of Thrones in 1999, maybe 2000, and I've been bothering everyone I know to read them ever since. :) Most of the friends I've nagged into reading them have been hooked right away. (I still haven't heard from the friend who bought the books right after finishing Season 1 of the show -- she said she'd be able to talk to me as soon as she finished A Feast for Crows -- ha!)

So happy for your much deserved success. Thank you for taking the time to make the books as fantastic as they have always been. Good luck on your book tour, safe travels.

Now I need to finish rereading the last book in preparation for next week! *Yay*
lugajetboygirl
Jul. 6th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Congratulations, George!
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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