STATUS: Off and running. Need to play catch up on everything that wasn't completed by Dec. 19 when I headed out for winter break. And I'm so close to finishing up the text for the new website so we can finally launch!
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? BITTERSWEET by Hoodoo Gurus
Happy New Year! I hope your 2013 is off to a raucous start!
I've got contract work aplenty. Sara has an offer on the table and signed somebody new literally as we were closing. The query inbox is crammed with 341 queries from folks who wanted to send in December but couldn't because we were closed to queries that month.
books sold (slightly down from last year).
foreign rights deals done (up from 65 deals last year).
number of new clients (5 for Kristin and 9 for Sara). Updated to 11 for Sara --she signed two authors right as we were closing for the year!
32,000+ or some big number…
estimated number of queries read and responded to. Down from last year as we closed queries in the month of December.
full manuscripts requested and read (up from 69 last year).
number of sample pages requested and read (up from 618 last year).
number of projects currently on submission
tv and major motion picture deals
number of copies in print for my bestselling series this year
number of copies in print for my bestselling title this year
number of copies sold for my bestselling eBook-only title this year
number of conferences attended (8 for Kristin (including BEA and Bologna Book Fair), 1 for Angie, 8 for Anita, and 6 for Sara)
20 Forgot Manga edition of SOULLESS that hit #1! Smacks forehead. so it's not 19 but 20
number of career NLA New York Times Bestsellers (I actually sat down to count them up. I was surprised it was that many.)
number of books named to Publisher's Weekly list of top books of the year (that would be Sara's THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachman this year).
number of physical holiday cards sent
number of electronic holiday cards sent
number of eggnog chai consumed in the months of November and December. I'm embarrassed to say.
number of late nights reading on my living room chaise with Chutney
number of great days loving my job