Hope you all had a Happy New Year's. I didn't bother staying up until midnight, myself, but had a nice evening at home beforehand. I managed to get a story revised and all ready to send to The Leading Edge and another one submitted online to Hunger Mountain, so it felt like a productive day yesterday.
Eric Choi also emailed all of us Dragon authors to let us know that The Dragon and the Stars was the fifth bestselling mass market paperback at Bakka-Phoenix Books, in Toronto. That is really great news, and again let me send kudos to Eric and Derwin for the fabulous job they're doing promoting this anthology. Anthos are a hard sell to a lot of readers. Even just short story collections by one well known author usually don't sell as well as novels. A short story anthology with a lot of authors, including unknown ones like me, is even less likely to see commercial success.
But with a lot of hard work selecting the stories (though mine still got through ;-), editing, and promotion, Derwin and Eric have made this a strong commercial property. My hats off to you guys!
Meanwhile, hope everyone's having a happy New Year's Day!