I’ve always said that my recently published book, SAVVY AUNTIE: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers and All Women Who Love Kids (Morrow/HarperCollins) is more than a book, it’s a movement. The book represents and celebrates the nearly 50 percent of American women who are not moms but who love a child in their life.
For that reason, I wanted the book to hit the bestsellers lists. It would mean the book had credibility not only as a book, but as a book that many have gravitated to en masse. It meant there was power behind this movement.
But getting on the coveted lists is difficult, especially if you’re not a celebrity or someone of note. It’s also frankly a challenge if you’re not a diet book or cookbook or business book. And if you don’t have a national television appearance (My Early Show appearance was bumped and the show format changed and it may not happen, unfortunately) and massive marketing dollars behind you, it’s even harder.
So while I didn’t give up (I never give up!), I let it go. I saw the immense support from all of you and those on Facebook and Twitter, and knew that the momentum had begun.
So this weekend, when I received an email from Laurie Chittenden, my editor at William Morrow, with the words “National Bestseller” in the subject line, I nearly spit out my morning coffee!
SAVVY AUNTIE made The Wall Street Journal Bestsellers List! Here’s what it looks like! (Check out #9!)
And so there you have it. SAVVY AUNTIE is now a national bestseller. And I owe so much of it to your support. As some folks on Twitter exclaimed over the weekend: “Here’s to the Aunties!”
Here’s to you!