Sugar & Spice hits Number two spot on Waterstone’s chart

They say you shouldn’t brag about your achievements on your blog, or talk about your own books.

Yeah? They also said that the world was flat and that Father Christmas doesn’t exist! They’re not right all of the time you know! πŸ˜‰

Well, I’m sorry, but I have never been one for doing as I’m told!

This morning, 10 months after its proper release and after hitting number two in the Amazon UK Kindle paid charts twice and staying in the top 100 for almost 5 months (plus achieving over 130 five star reviews) Sugar & Spice hit the number two spot in Waterstones ebook chart.

Ok, great! That’s nice. But let’s put this thing into perspective:

  • We were told it was too controversial for the British market and that it wouldn’t sell (we just reached 100,000 copies sold since Christmas)
  • We were told it was too long (possibly)
  • We are STILL the ONLY true indie authors to have NEVER been traditionally published and reached the number two spot on Amazon.
  • We are THE biggest selling indie authors in the country with one title
  • We have no agent
  • We have no publisher
  • ‘The Sense of an ending’ by Julian Barnes won the Man Booker prize two days ago and we are still the most searched for on Waterstones
  • We did ALL of this ourselves
So forgive me for blowing our own horn, we’re kinda pleased with ourselves! πŸ˜‰
Oh, and Snow White is currently at #14 in the very same chart! πŸ˜‰
Have a good weekend, we will!
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  1. Congratulations!

    How many sales does it take to get to No.2 on Waterstones?

  2. jake barton

     /  October 21, 2011

    fellow ‘Indie’ writer, successful too, realising the extent of the gulf between self and a pro team who know exactly what they’re doing. I’m thrilled for you both, having more awareness than most of the extent of your achievement here. Sincere and heartfelt respect to Indie legends, trailblazing away.

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