Monday, 28 September 2009

Olive's Kicked the Bucket

Seven weeks to the day of her release The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon has officially sold out. We had an initial print run of 25 copies, and then a second print run of another 25 copies, which means (for those who are mathematically challenged) that 50 copies of Olive Lemon are lurking in various parts of the world, from the UK, to the US, to Argentina, to Australia, to Sweden.

Thank you to everyone who bought a copy, read a copy, or perhaps stole a copy (we all have gremlins hiding under our desks, right?). Thanks to everyone who took the time to promote Ms. Lemon. And, a special thanks to Nate Lambert and Stephen Blundell for making this ride wonderful.

23 comments:

Ian said...

Congrats Catherine!

Your first sell-out? (Will there be a reprint...?)

Cate Gardner said...

Not at the moment. Nate (Lambert) plans to compile the first four chapbooks from Bucket 'O' Guts press into a single paperback book.

Josh Reynolds said...

Congratulations! I'm officially envious. Green, even.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Truly impressive achievement. Sincere congratulations!

Rebecca Nazar said...

Fantastic! Big, big congrats. Now that's a sweet aftertaste I'd say.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm not a bit surprised. It's a great story!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, guys.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cool! My friend with a 1st and 2nd printing sellout.

Cate Gardner said...

I have the coolest friends. When I told my brother Olive had sold out and by how many, he nearly wet himself laughing.

Aaron Polson said...

This is the good kind of "selling out". Congrats!

Horror Girl said...

nice. i like the clarification of your tag, that you've sold out, but not your soul :^)

Kim Kasch said...

Way-to-Go!!!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Fantastic : )

Carrie Harris said...

SO AWESOME.

You and Olive should throw a party. And you should invite me.

I'm really serious about the first part. You deserve a party.

Cate Gardner said...

Thank you.

Carrie, we do have cake - then again, we always have cake. ;)

Rabid Fox said...

Wow, congrats on selling out. Here's to a second run that does even better.

Cate Gardner said...

:D

Adam Blomquist said...

Congrats! That's great news for you, but on a more selfish note it's good to know that we all have a collectors item. :)

John Pender said...

Congrats!

Danielle Ferries said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats.

Cate Gardner said...

Thank you all. :D

katey said...

I'm only sad for the people who wanted one and haven't gotten around to it yet-- too bad for you procrastinators of the world! Congratulations, Cate, it's a beautiful little chapbook.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Katey.