The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein went up on Amazon this week and its Amazon number immediately dipped down to 55,966. For those of you who don't follow Amazon numbers, anything below 200,000 is good. Below 50,000 is very good, below 10,000... Well, you get the picture. Then I found out that Einstein will be reviewed in both the El Paso Times and the Denver Post, which should add to the sales numbers.
To top off the good week, The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras (the first in the series) was selected last night as the Mystery of the Year in the New Mexico Book of the Year contest. I had previously mentioned on this site that Pythagoras was a finalist, but I didn't expect to win when I saw the list of the other finalists. But I decided to attend the banquet anyway since I'm usually happy for any excuse to travel to New Mexico. Tonight, Lai and I celebrated like my protagonist by popping the cork on a bottle of Gruet Champagne from here in New Mexico.
Incidentally, Gruet also had a good week. They were awarded the very prestigious title of the United States Wine Producer of the Year in the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
I want to thank Billie for all the effort she has devoted to Einstein, even above and beyond her usual fantastic efforts. It is definitely paying off.