At 2:00 pm EST on Saturday December 29th, 2007 Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism was the number one book in sales at Amazon.com for the category of Druidism! Meanwhile, Neopagan Rites: A Guide to Creating Public Rituals that Work was at #10 in the Paganism list (#43 in books on magic), The Pagan Man was at #13 in Paganism, and Real Energy was at #99 in energy-healing books.
Yes, we know that the numbers change hourly, but we’re still thrilled to have a #1 bestseller at Amazon, even if it is in an obscure category. Oddly enough, Real Magic is sometimes listed as one of the top 100 books in alchemy! Perhaps if more people suggested “magic” as a tag, RM would be listed in that category.
Alas, these book sales numbers won’t improve our current wretched financial situation for a couple of years, as it takes time for royalties to accumulate. However, good sales of these titles will make it easier for us to publish new ones in the future, and will encourage our current publishers to keep titles like Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca in print (there’s some danger of it going OOP unless people snap up the used ones for sale at Amazon and the new ones in stores).
[Update: 24 hours later, BEGD was still on top as #1 in Druidism, #2 in Tribal and Ethnic, and #3 in Celtic books—whoo hoo!]
So our thanks to everyone whose been buying our books! And now, a Stephen Colbert moment: