Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Year In Statistics

STATUS: On vacation! We are officially closed now until Monday, January 5, 2009

What’s playing on the iPod right now? JINGLE BELL ROCK by Bobby Helms

I’m so sorry I didn’t get to this on Friday. What a crazy wrap up to the year! I had not forgotten my blog readers and the final entry for the year. I just didn’t quite have time to go through the records and compile the statistics. But now it’s a relaxed Sunday morning so here you go.

I won’t be blogging again until the New Year, but then I’ll be back and in rare ranting form!Here are the stats for 2008:

21
books sold

22
foreign rights deals done (and that includes several overseas auctions)

2
number of new clients

35,000
estimated number of queries read and responded to (and yes, that is up from last year)

88
full manuscripts requested (up from last year)

3
number of projects currently on submission

1
major motion picture deal

3
auctions

1
Pre-empt

8
new deals for previously published clients

6
deals for debut clients

700,000+
number of copies in print for my bestselling titles this year

100,000+
number of copies in print for my bestselling debut this year

8
conferences attended

2
number of New York Times Bestsellers

1
Number of books named to Publisher’s Weekly list of top books of the year

350
number of holiday cards sent

6
number of Starbucks eggnog chai consumed in the last week

Lots
number of late nights reading on the couch with Chutney

All
number of great days loving my job

Have a safe and happy New Year. I’m out!