Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Get in!!

In awesome news received this afternoon, COVENANT has hit No.26 in the Sunday Times Paperback bestseller chart! It's a fabulous result for me, made all the more exciting by the fact that above me in the list are Christmas specials, celebrity books and global best-selling authors such as Clive Cussler, Lee Child, David Baldacci and Michael Connelly. Even Peter James is only a few places ahead. All of these authors have huge fan bases and long back-lists of titles - yet COVENANT is my debut!!

Simon & Schuster have done a fabulous job of launching me in the UK, and I'm incredibly fortunate to find myself so high on the bestseller lists so early in my career.

It is possible that I may drink some alcohol this evening :o)

9 comments:

Paul Grzegorzek said...

Have one for me! Congrats mate,that's awesome news. I'm ashamed to say that i've been unable to find a copy in Brighton yet, but i'll have another look on Thursday when i go into town...

Dean Crawford said...

Cheers Paul! :o)

Kate said...

Fantastic news - I think this is one for my Christmas list :-)

Anonymous said...

You deserve it Deano. Absolutely fantastic news. Very many Congratulations.
Andy, Elaine, Jack & Isla

Dean Crawford said...

Thanks Kate!
And cheers Andy, see you Saturday!

Matt Hilton said...

Congratulations, Dean! I was at Euston Station in London two days ago and it was getting a good showing there.

Dean Crawford said...

Thanks Matt, yeah, publisher got a railway station poster deal sorted at the last minute. Looks fab, doesn't it! :o)

V. L. Buckland said...

Great job, Dean. As an aspiring debut author myself, you are a major inspiration - and I love that you have chronicled all your aches and triumphs along the way on your blog. From query to publication, you have done well!

Looking forward to grabbing a copy of COVENANT.

Take care,
Veronica

P.S. Railway station posters are my absolute dream. It's amazing you've made that a reality!!! x

Dean Crawford said...

Thanks Veronica! Always great to hear that my blog efforts have inspired other authors. Keep plugging away at your writing, publication can and does happen to us hopefuls if we stick with it! :o)