I went to Kobo to get links to my books for the library page, and imagine my surprise when I discovered that Derrick the Dog was the #3 bestseller in Kids & Teens, Fiction, Chapter Books, Intermediate. I immediately clicked through to see if, in fact, there were only three books in that category, but it turns out there are more… quite a few, in fact. DtD was beating out some heavy hitters, like the Muppets, Cam Jansen, and Judy Moody. Now that I actually see that on the page, I’m kind of awed. Wow. I took a screenshot for posterity’s sake.
Lest you think I’m being snarky or cynical, I genuinely appreciated and got a kick out of this. It made me laugh. Hopefully, this won’t be my last bestseller’s list, but Kids & Teens, Fiction, Chapter Books, Intermediate, you’ll always be my first. Thanks, Kobo, for helping to get our books out into the world and into the hands of readers. And thanks, of course, to you dear readers for picking up DtD and giving it a chance.
Say What?! Now, that’s a mighty fine birthday present:
Thanks again to my awesome readers!