Thursday, February 21, 2019

Best Seller Lists and What They Mean to Authors!



 By Debby Giusti

Anyone who enjoys reading probably knows about the New York Times Best Seller List. Certain booksellers send their stats to the NY Times and the data is compiled to determine the placement of the top-selling books, both fiction and non-fiction, each week. Regrettably the NY Times has discontinued including category romance – romance stories published monthly – from their lists.

However, two other important lists feature category romance: the USA Today Best Sellers List and the Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List. Authors are always thrilled when their books “make” one of the lists. Editors are happy too!

On Monday, I learned that my February release, Amish Safe House, the second book in the new Love Inspired Suspense Amish Witness Protection Continuity, made the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List. I’ve had three previous books recognized as PW bestsellers and am always touched by the honor, most especially because having a book on the list means readers across the country are buying—and hopefully enjoying—my stories.


Today, I want to say thank you to my wonderful readers. You’re the reason I write. Your comments on Facebook, your reviews on Amazon, your emails and notes of support mean so much to me. Often you share details from your own lives, the highs and the lows. You allow me to pray for your special needs and you keep me in your prayers as well. As important as it is to have readers, I consider you even more. You’re friends. Close friends who share a common love of story.

Thank you hardly seems adequate to express my appreciation as well as my love for all of you! I’m humbled and so very grateful!

Happy Reading!

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Debby Giusti
www.DebbyGiusti.com

AMISH SAFE HOUSE
Hiding in Plain Sight
The second thrilling Amish Witness Protection novel

After Julia Bradford’s son witnesses a gang shooting, hiding in witness protection on Abraham King’s Amish farm is the only hope the Englischer and her children have. Even as danger closes in, Julia is drawn to the community’s peaceful ways—and the ex-cop turned Amish protector. But when their location is discovered, can Abraham protect her family…and possibly have a future by her side?

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13 comments:

  1. Debby, I'm so proud of you. What an accomplishment! I bought Amish Safe House at Walmart the other day. Can't wait to read it. I loved all your previous Amish suspense stories.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I love your stories! :)

      All LI and LIS authors benefit when one of the books makes the list. And we have the readers to thank for their support! LI and LIS readers are the best! So faithful, so encouraging, so enthusiastic about our stories! God bless all of them!

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  2. Congratulations, Debby. I love this whole series and I'm reading your book now. Such a wonderful story.

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    1. You're always so generous with your praise, Cate! Thank you! Writing is such a solitary profession, as we all know, and the creation of a story takes a long time without much positive feedback. It's nice when we hear something good about our work. So, as I've mentioned on this blog post, I'm grateful to you, dear friend, and to all my readers.

      Hugs and prayers!

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  3. Congratulations, Debby! It couldn't happen to a kinder or more talented person. I have fond memories of the H party in Orlando and being able to chat with you. Your warmth and personality shine!! Wishing you continued success.

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    1. Belle, I remember that evening. I enjoyed talking to you...and learning about your wonderful success as a hybrid author! Always fun to see you and your beautiful family on FB. I feel that I know them! Thanks for your sweet comment, dear friend! Hugs!

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  4. As a reader, I appreciate your writing talents, your prayers and concern!
    Have a blessed day in our GA!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie! It's a joy to see your comments on any of the blogs and to read your posts on FB! Yes, to prayers! Always! Thanks for praying for me, as well! Hugs!

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  5. Debby, I just finished Amish Safe House, and I have to say--well done! That was a very fast read. I kept turning the pages to find out what happened next. I loved the heroine and her two children, but I especially loved the hero, Abraham :)

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! I'm so glad you liked the characters. Abraham stole my heart, for sure! I also enjoyed writing the children. I'm grateful for your support!

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  6. Congratulations, Debby! You are rocking those best-seller lists--and so well deserved!

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    1. Thank you, Myra! Happy moving! I hope you get time to write and read as you relocate! We'll miss you in the East! Come back to visit! :)

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