H appy and excited.
Not exactly how I expected to feel after Covid-19 and social distancing reached our shores. After all, it meant cancelling book launch parties, events at bookstores, presentations. Every author with a new book out this spring is languishing. I rebooted my launch activities, but things still didn’t feel very optimistic.
But now there’s wonderful news. The Library of Legends has been chosen as one of five novels for Book of the Month Club’s April selections.
BOTMC’s in-house editors read hundreds of books each month. They have a track record of vetting for quality and picking books their members love. This validation is just mindboggling. Their reputation for making good recommendations has earned them more than 770,000 followers on Instagram. So if nothing else, it's a great opportunity to get The Library of Legends some visibility with a lot of readers. Oh and get this: BOTMC print their own hardcover editions!!! They're sending me one by mail soon!!!
If not for Covid-19 there would be a very loud house party going on right now at my place. With all-you-can-eat dim sum. I’d even let my husband play Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones at top volume. Repeatedly.
Thank you so much to everyone at Book of the Month Club. I can only imagine how hard it's been recalibrating your business logistics so that you can ensure the safety of your work force while getting books out to your housebound subscribers. Thank you everyone at William Morrow and HarperCollins Canada for believing in The Library of Legends.