Who would've thought that, back in June 2009 (when I self-pubbed on Kindle--it had already been a Lulu title for six months), I'd be making such an announcement? Seriously, it's way cool.
But I'm able to make this announcement thanks to you, my readers. You got me to this place. Thanks to your reviews, your word of mouth on Amazon and Facebook and Twitter and Goodreads, your lending your print copies and recommending your Kindle copies to your friends, your selecting it as a book club read, and more, Faking It came into the range of AmazonEncore's radar. The rest is history.
Thank you to every single person who made the 99-cent investment and were kind enough to say that they'd have gladly paid more.
Thanks to all those who *did* pay more-- in the early days, significantly more, be it in print or electronic-- and believed it to be worth every penny.
Thank you to everyone who told a friend or family member.
Thank you to every male reader who wasn't ashamed to say that they loved what was essentially marketed as a chick book.
Thank you to every one that wrote me a letter about how deeply touched you were by Faking It, or bothered by Andi's f-bomb usage, or demanding a movie version soon.
Thank you to every woman who fell in love with Devin and every guy who fell in love with Andi.
Thank you to all the Undeletables who also took a chance on it (and me) when you didn't know me very well, and shared your praise of it with 10,000 others (including Aaron Sorkin) presumably "listening".
Thank you to every blogger who wrote about it on their own, or hosted me and let me do the talking. You, too, put Faking It on the map.
Thank you, Stacey Cochran, for helping me get the ball rolling and leading by example.
Thank you, Lulu (and the cool people I met there), for being the first to help me love the book into being.
Thank you to AmazonEncore, for loving the book just as much as I do and wanting to bring continued success to it.
If there's anyone I left out, please know that in my heart, I am profoundly grateful.