I know it’s the holidays because at the moment Book of the Dumb has a higher Amazon ranking at the moment than my other books. This happens every year; for most of the year the book does hardly any business at all, and then comes the holidays and suddenly everyone’s looking for a relatively inexpensive gift for hard-to-buy-for Uncle Fred. Book of the Dumb to the rescue! Then December 26th will roll around and it’ll be back to the book-selling equivalent of the Oort cloud for another year. It’s interesting being a seasonal flavor.
What’s really interesting about it is that it sells enough units in its one-month selling season that it’s still my biggest-selling book, although there’s a good chance Old Man’s War may finally overtake it in the next year. We’ll have to see. It amuses me to have it be my best-seller, though. I’m sure it says something about me and/or the American public, but in eaither case I’m not entirely sure I want to know what.