We’re about a week away from the publication of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die. The book has already been sighted on the shelves at Christopher’s Books in San Francisco. Borderlands Bookstore has the poster in its window. I’ve got three interviews to do this week — and I did one on Saturday. And the book tour is about to begin…
I’m swinging between euphoria and panic. The book made #1 on Amazon…in the tiny category of New Literary & Religious Travel Books. Still, I’ve never had a book in the #1 slot before.
This morning, there was an ad for the book from Barnes & Noble on the online paper I read. I’m not exactly sure how it targeted me, but my heart skipped when I saw it.
199 Cemeteries is my 11th book. Some have been self-published or published online or published through small presses or indy presses. The Morbid Curiosity book was published by Scribner, which is an imprint of Simon & Schuster. This is the first time I’ve seen an ad for one that I didn’t place myself.
It all seems kind of unreal, even though I’ve seen the beautifully illustrated hardcover myself. Next week, you can see it too.
If you’re anywhere in California, come say hi at one of my events. I’m collecting suggestions for volume 2.