Thursday, October 12, 2006

Houston, We Have Wal-Mart Sightings

It's finally official - Rumble has been seen in Wal-Mart! It was loitering, but hey, it's there. I knew back in July that Wal-Mart's distributer had "bought in" on Rumble but was starting to worry when the release date came and people went to Wal-Mart - no Rumble. But I'm happy to report that a cousin in Louisiana reported a sighting yesterday, a friend in Kansas bought it in Wal-mart yesterday and I saw six copies this morning in the Wal-Mart close to my office. Yea!!!!!

For those of you who don't know, having your book in Wal-Mart is a big deal. There are a lot of towns/cities in this country. A whole lot of them do not have bookstores - very few of them lack a Wal-Mart. So distribution to Wal-Mart increases your sales potential by a great amount. Some writers have even reported to me to Wal-Mart sales represent almost 40% of their total.

So all you Wal-Mart shoppers - go forth for great deals and a copy of Rumble on the Bayou (discounted, of course). :)


Kelly Parra said...

Wow, good for you, Jana!! Woo-hoo, Walmart!! Do you know how many shop at mine???? haha =D

Tori Lennox said...

That's fantastic news, Jana!!! Congrats!!!

Jana DeLeon said...

How many, Kelly??? :)

Thanks, Tori!!

Josie said...

I saw the cute cover of your book this morning when I was at Walmart here in Austin. The book was sitting between Gena Showalter's and Bonnie Vanak's latest releases and I bought all three. Can't wait to read it!

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, Josie! I always appreciate book sighting reports - I appreciate purchases even more! :)

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