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Persistence Pays Off

It is a little known fact that the children's book buyer for Barnes & Noble stores believes that science fiction makes poor books and that kids don't like it.  He tends not to put it on his shelves.  So, when my friend PJ Haarsma wrote The Softwire, they declined to carry the book.  The Softwire is now in its second printing, and it is sold exculsively online.  But apparently even Barnes & Noble Powers That Be read The New York Times.

This came straight from PJ today, and I couldn't be happier.
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ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
The Softwire will now be a available at Barnes and Noble. Because of the New York Times article B&N has made a substantial order of The Softwire series. The president of Candlewick informed me today. The books have already shipped.  Thank you once again!
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So, when next you encounter the insurmountable, push forward, and fear nothing.

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ncb1
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Viva la PJ!
jackwabbit
Oct. 10th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
No arguments here. Salut, PJ!
lemonpiefirefly
Oct. 9th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
YAY PEEJ!!!!!

This is GREAT!

*grumble grumble silly bookbuyers and their strange ways*
...but HEY, whatever floats the guy's boat! Likes an article, finally buys books, great. Go them. They WON'T regret it!
SciFi adults come from SciFi kids, and there are lots of both!

SO HAPPY FOR YOU, P.J.!
jackwabbit
Oct. 10th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR NEW ICON!!! FABULOUS!!!

Well done!

I feel the need to post my latest fun, too-for Peej, the little writer that not only could, but DID!
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