Here’s some nice news: The Ghost Brigades is #9 on the April Book Sense SF/Fantasy Hardcover Bestsellers list, and Old Man’s War is #15 on the same month’s sf/f trade paperback list. The lists are compiled from independent bookstores in the US.
These are nice numbers, not just because it’s nice to be on a bestseller list, but because it says to me the books are where they need to be so people who don’t hang out online can find them. The hardcover of OMW did pretty well, but it wasn’t always easy to find out in the real world; I’m sure you all remember me kvetching about never being able to find it at my local independent bookstore. I’m happy to see we seem to have cracked that particular nut. And I also like that my books are doing well for indie bookstores. Kvetch though I did about my local bookstore not carrying OMW in hardback, it’s otherwise a very nice store, and it’s nice to think my books are helping the bottom lines of stores like it.