But on the bright side (yes, I am a Pollyanna. Sue me.), GYM DANDY rose as high as #33 on Amazon's gay bestseller list. I don't have any idea how that translates into sales or what it's based on. I know I won't find out first quarter sales from Amazon until third or fourth quarter, but I guess I'll have more meaningful observations to make at that time.
Okay, off to drag myself to the office. I've got to drop by the dentist to get the stitches removed from my recent dental surgery. His office is just a few blocks from Glad Day bookstores (which is now, with the closing of A Different Light in San Francisco, North America's oldest gay bookstore). Armed with an introduction from Jeff Round who's much better connected than me, I plan to ask them to carry GYM DANDY. I'm also taking then a copy of MLR Press's entire catalogue in hopes they'll begin carrying MLR's titles.
Wish me luck!