Friday, December 18, 2009

A Year In Statistics

STATUS: At 5 pm today, we are officially closed until Monday, January 4, 2010.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? CAROL OF THE BELLS by Mannheim Steamroller

What a crazy wrap up to the year! 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 2009:

15
books sold

53
foreign rights deals done (and that includes several overseas auctions)
I had to update as we did 3 more foreign deals late on Friday!

6
number of new clients (Kristin & Sara combined)

38,000
estimated number of queries read and responded to (and yes, that is up from last year)

55
full manuscripts requested (down from last year)

7
number of projects currently on submission

3
major motion picture deals

15
new deals for previously published clients

1.3 million
number of copies in print for my bestselling series this year

340,000
number of copies in print for my bestselling debut this year

102,000
number of copies in print for my bestselling sleeper hit

6
conferences attended (also includes BEA and London Book Fair)

3
number of New York Times Bestsellers

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

75
number of physical holiday cards sent

375
Number of electronic 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!