A GOOD AMERICAN #1 Pick for February’s Indie Next List!!

Exciting times!

Through the Indiebound collective, booksellers from independent bookstores across the nation submit nominations for the books published each month that they’re most excited about.

I’m proud, and slightly startled, to announced that A GOOD AMERICAN has been selected as the #1 pick for February 2012.

As you might imagine, this is fabulous news.  Independent bookstores remain the beating heart of the publishing industry.  Their influence is of unparalleled importance when it comes to creating a buzz about new titles and handselling the right books to the right customers.  Indie bookstores are owned and staffed by knowledgable, articulate, fantastically well-read people who are passionate about books.  I can’t imagine a more gratifying nod of approval.  I’m incredibly humbled and flattered.

So – thank you, thank you, indie bookstore people everywhere, for your amazing vote of confidence in A GOOD AMERICAN.

Comments 1

  1. Congratulations — that’s quite an honor. I’ve picked up more than a couple books based on my weekly sweep of the IndieBound phone app. I always look forward to the monthly picks, and I hope there are people like me out there who will pick up A Good American based on the pick. Not only do I like seeing new books mentioned, but I often check out the stores that review the books that catch my interest. Inkwood Books looks like a cool place.

    I’ve already pre-ordered the book, but is there anything readers of the blog can do to help spread the word at local book stores?

    Again — congratulations; I’m looking forward to February. One of the things I most look forward to is reading an immigrant tale NOT set in New York City. I’ve spent a lot of time all over Missouri (I was there just last week), so that’s an added bonus.

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