Red Polka Dot is #6 on the Essence Best Seller List for Paperback Fiction.
THIS IS HUGE.
I’m sure that many of you have never even heard of Essence Magazine. It is a lifestyle magazine that caters to African-American women. According to the website, it has a monthly circulation of over one million and a readership of seven million. And every month, it compiles the preeminent listing of best-selling African-American books.
This month, I’m on that list.
Before you rush out of the house to buy ten copies of the magazine (like I tried to) let me forewarn you: I’m not listed in the print version of the mag. The print magazine only lists the top five books in each category, while ten are listed on-line. I just missed the cut-off. But then again, maybe that gives me something to strive for.
I can’t tell you how many book sales this relates to. I can’t tell you if this means that I should abandon YA literature and stick to writing adult fiction. I can’t even tell you if anyone will really notice.
All I know is that for a least one month, I’m a best seller. And yes, it feels good.
P.S. – Monique, thanks for the heads-up on this. I owe you one.