Well, I was. Bidding ended yesterday. Ok. Not really ME. I wasn't up for bid, although my husband did threaten to put me on Craig's List once. LOL! I got a google alert earlier this week telling me my book Cowboy Games was up for auction on Ebay. I thought that was neat, so I checked it out and I was so excited to see it had two bids already.
My husband couldn't understand what I was so worked up about. "You're not going to make any money off of that sale," he said. I had to explain that wasn't the point. The point was my book wasn't just sitting there with no bids. People actually wanted it. Two of them! Hee hee!
Ok, so it gets better. I noticed that the seller had the version that had mistakenly been printed with the wrong cover. So I sent her a little note through Ebay to let her know she had a limited edition and may want to advertise that to her bidders. She posted my email to her along with a nice little note about how much she liked the story and couldn't wait to read more of my titles.
I went back this morning to see how the bidding had gone. The book sold for over $21 dollars plus shipping. (It's only $12.59 on Amazon and qualifies for free shipping.) There had been 12 bids and eight different bidders.
What a stroke to my ego! I realize some people will collect misprinted books just for the possible collector's value and most of these bidders have never heard of me...but still the whole thing put a big cheesy grin on my face. My book was on Ebay. It sold for a very good price. And somehow this seems like a bigger milestone than when I received my first royalty check. It's strange how the writer's mind works isn't it. Or maybe it's just my mind that works that way. :)
Hope everybody's having a great day!
And if you know any older teen readers who enjoy a sweet love story, please tell them to check out The Water Bearer by Wendi Christner. I want to get the word out to the younger market about this book. I think they'll really connect with it.