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Sunday April 9, 2006
What is it about round-number milestones?
As I've mentioned before, pre-orders have been brisk. We sold past the "break even" point, which was around 530 books (after design fees, printing costs, and taxes have been taken into account). We're approaching the point where we'll have enough socked away that I can abandon the quest for corporate commisions and focus myself exclusively on the comic and the next book... for four grueling months, anyway. That point is around 1225 books.
But the number I'm excited about right now is 1,000.
As of midnight last night we had sold 961 books, which is within spitting distance of that big, round-number milestone.
Quick! Somebody spit!
(This, of course, is the sort of thing that is only safe to say to a crowd of tens of thousands online. In a stadium or some other IRL venue that remark coupled with your demonstrable enthusiasm would be wetly catastrophic.)
By the way, if you're going to Penguicon, so am I. The Press-Match copy will be there for your perusal, and I'll be able to take pre-orders there. I know there are at least a few of you who don't want to buy something until you've SEEN it.