Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Monday, December 05, 2011

HarperCollins Celebrates White Birch Books Selling More Than a 1,000 Copies of Following Atticus

Karyl, Laura, Barb, and Atticus!
In a radio interview the other day, Laura Lucy, the owner of White Birch Books, was asked if she'd ever sold more than a 1,000 copies of a book before.  She thought for a bit and said, "Maybe the DaVinci Code or Harry Potter...but not since September 20th."

In only ten weeks the good ladies at North Conway's White Birch Books have sold more than 1,000 copies of our book.  This is astounding at a time when small indie bookstores spend much of their time gasping for breath.  The economy is brutal.  Amazon is a beast.  And yet here's little a little indie bookseller in the White Mountains selling so many copies of our book. 

On Friday, HarperCollins celebrated this great feat by sending them a congratulatory cake from the White Mountain Cupcakery. 

White Birch Books remains the only place you can special order a personalized autographed and "pawtographed" copy of our book.  You can get one if we have an appearance somewhere but that won't be happening again until January.  So if you would like to order a book from them give the ladies a call at (603) 356-3200. 


Diane Herd Smith said...

congratulations to Tom, Atticus & White Birch!!! I've bought 4 copies, but have already thought of several more people on my holiday list that must have one, so I'll be in again!

Joy¢e Yƶ said...

That's awesome!!!!!!!!! :D

Ellen Snyder said...

My mother is reading Following Atticus and finds it so uplifting after reading many dreary political books. She wants to buy it for my siblings for Christmas. More and more people are following Tom and Atticus!

Thomas F. Ryan said...

Ellen, so nice to hear this. Thank you. And thank your mother for me as well.

And Diane, thank you, too!

Tina L said...

So, today I called White Birch Books and placed an order for two more of your books, the woman I spoke with was very personable and kind, when I told her I wanted to order two of Following Atticus, you could actually 'feel' the smile over the phone.... :) I asked for copies with your autograph and Atticus' pawtograph...which are going to be gifts, my copy on the other hand does not have either, which is a bummer, and when I told the lady she was really cute. Maybe one day I can make it to one of your book signings and have you sign my copy..... :)

sangiovesediromagna said...

Hi good morning from Italy!

I'm reading the book (in Italy's called "Con te in cima al mondo"), it is very interesting also because i love dogs and mountains!

The book is engaging and a page immediately following the others!

My friendly greets to all of you, Tom and Atticus and congrats again!

Merry Christmas and Happy you soon...;-)


AnnO said...

congratulations! what a wonderful story and so incredibly well-written. I hope they sell 2000 more (to begin with!)