Shizzle, Inc is on Amazon Kindle bestseller list!!!

Aaaaaa!!! I was just climbing into bed to start working on my blog tour spreadsheet and decided to stare at my Amazon link one more time. I’m tired after a full day of spreadsheeting and bullshitting at work, so IΒ thought seeing Isa’s face would give me the much-needed boost. Then I noticed this:

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This must be some kind of a mistake, I thought. So I clicked on a link, which took me toΒ Top 100 Paid Titles in Humour. And there she was, my creation, with a number 72 next to it:

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I’m speechless. Good thing that I can still type, so that I can “say” thank you to those who bought my book. Regardless of what happens next, you’ve made my dream come true.

Big, big hugs.

Ana

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84 responses to “Shizzle, Inc is on Amazon Kindle bestseller list!!!

  1. Congratulations! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I am so happy for you! ❀ *Hugs* All the best wishes, Ana. πŸ˜€

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  2. Wow! Congratulations! I can’t imagine what that must feel like – how exciting!

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    • Thank you, Jo! I can’t quite believe it – it has been such a long, hard slog that I expected this to be a long hard slog too. Afraid to go to sleep – what if it’s a glitch and I’m back down tomorrow? Glad I saw it and took screenshots πŸ™‚

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  3. Just Etta

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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  4. Congratulations! That’s amazing!

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  5. WOW! That’s wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. That is AWESOME!! Congratulations and continued success ☺

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  7. Many congratulations Ana πŸ™‚

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  8. Aneta

    Congrats that’s a huge deal!!!

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  9. Congrats!! I started it last night and was laughing out loud! I’m already loving it πŸ™‚

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  10. Congratulations!!!! This is so awesome!!!! WOOO HOOOOO!!!!

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  11. Congrats! May this be the start of a long run.

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  12. Great job Ana! There was no question in my mind!; I knew your book would be big! Congratulations!

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  13. Well, hot damn! Good for you!

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  14. Congrats Ana! You’re book is already shooting up the charts πŸ™‚

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  15. Congrats, Ana! What a nice surprise. That’s great news.

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  16. That’s amazing! Well done!

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  17. On Becoming a Lemonade Maker

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! I’ve already re-posted one of your blog posts… would you consider becoming one of my guest authors? I’m thinking you could write about your journey to becoming a best-selling author?

    Here’s the link to the tab on my site for guest authors/bloggers: https://onbecomingalemonademaker.wordpress.com/guest-authors/

    Peace! Tamara

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  18. Congratulations! What a great feeling!

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  19. Congratulations! That’s fantastic news and I’m deeply pleased for you.

    I nominate you for the 7.7.7. Challenge. It’s a way for you to share more of your creative projects on a platform of your choice and connect with other readers and writers. If you’re interested in taking a moment to spin a brief entry, please see my recent blog post for the details. πŸ™‚

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  20. Congrats πŸ™‚ ❀

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  21. Wow, that’s awesome! Congratulations!

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  22. AWESOME!!πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰πŸŒŒπŸŽŠπŸŒΌ Congratulations!!

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  23. Woohoo!! That’s super exciting and a huge sign that all of the blood, sweat and tears you put into creating Isa and her world!! Fantastic! Great news!!

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  24. xxalkos

    Congratulations and continued success!

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  25. Congrats! Oh, that’s so wonderful! More and more success to come

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  26. First off, congrats! Doubly so, now that you hit the charts! πŸ™‚

    OK, I need to ask, since I’m about to take the same steps you are — that is, if it doesn’t kill me first. Is it me, or is both KDP and CreateSpace really not author-friendly in terms of setting things up? Over the last few days I’ve been attempting to go with both, but it just seems so unnecessarily complex and confusing. I know what I’m doing and can do most of this by myself, and I don’t want to shell out the hundreds of dollars for experts to do it for me…but the hoops one needs to take are so not user-friendly.

    All I want to do is be listed on Amazon, but at this point I’m actually near the point of remaining on Smashwords (and making a physical book via BookBaby) purely because Amazon’s too much of a pain in the butt.

    Sorry to be a downer, but I’m just curious as to how you got through all this without tearing your hair out…?

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    • Hi Jon! I only took on Kindle, CreateSpace is the next project. I actually didn’t think Kindle (using Word) was all that hard. Having said that, I’m still working out a couple of formatting issues, but that’s about making the book look better, it is already up there and is being read. What are your specific issues?

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      • I think I may have figured out the Kindle part of it after starting from the beginning again…my bad, I think I had gone into it a little too quickly and misinterpreted a few questions. CS still seems a bit confusing, though…maybe if I have more time and patience I’ll figure it out.
        I think I was expecting something much more streamlined, like Smashwords, which explains everything as you go. πŸ˜‰

        We shall see where this leads… πŸ˜‰

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  28. This is so cool! What a great feeling that must be!

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  29. cb

    Reblogged this on Contrafactual and commented:
    Shizzle, Inc.

    Fo shizzle my nizzle!

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  30. wow! congrats! breaking the top 100 is huge!

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  31. Congratulations! How exciting!

    Thanks for liking my blog. If you want to enter the cover contest on michelleconnellwrites.net, there’s still time!

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  32. As a completely unknown author struggling to get out there, I’m always happy to hear of the success of others. Many congratulations and I hope your book rises to a much higher number up the charts. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Jeanette! It has fallen since, even though sales remain slow and steady – Amazon does give a boost in ratings to new titles. I’m about to start paying ads, look out for my super-comprehensive and up to date guide to book marketing websites.

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  33. Congratulations, Ana! I hope your book takes off. I’d love to say I can join you in the humor ranks, but, so far, there isn’t one damned funny thing about any of my stories (on my blog) or novels…yet. – Justin

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  34. Congratulations! I was just wondering about Jon Chaisson’s message. I’m not very good at formatting, although following Amazon’s free booklet on how to create a book for Kindle, I didn’t find it too difficult. http://www.amazon.com/Building-Your-Kindle-Direct-Publishing-ebook/dp/B007URVZJ6/
    I use Draft to Digital https://www.draft2digital.com/ to distribute to other places (I found the instructions for Smashwords very long) and they also offer the possibility of submitting the book to Create Space. Although one still needs a cover in PDF to their specifications (there’s a template provided), at least they look after the inside of the book. And the final result looks good.

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    • Thank you, Olga! I didn’t think Kindle was too hard – my main disappointment was that drop caps did not work and I had to change back. I was originally going to format myself for SW and CS, but just got a very reasonable quote from eBook Launch, so will go with them. I will post about my experience with them. Just don’t have the time, with a full-time regular job…

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