This is a difficult post to write, not because of anything bad happened, but because it’s a bit awkward, so bear with me, please. Gordon and I are very grateful that you are worried about our sales. We’ve been hit with a deluge of questions about whether or not you should preorder Wildfire, what format, would the series continue if you bought two books, etc.
We very much appreciate your concern.
However, please stop worrying about the sales. The only reason we mentioned sales at all is because we try to be honest with you when you ask things like, “Will the Hidden Legacy continue?”
It will sell how it will sell. We don’t want you to spend extra money, and we want you to preorder Wildfire because you want to read it, not because you’re panicking about there not being more books. To put things in perspective, we are talking about thousands of units sold. There is no way for even the most dedicated fanbase to really affect the outcome. White Hot has done very, very well – okay, it’s done pretty damn amazing in the failing market – with #6 on NYT, #3 on Wall Street Journal, and #11 on USAT, and I don’t even remember Bookscan and BN numbers. It showed a 54% growth over Burn For Me. We are hoping Wildfire will continue this trend, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay, too.
Seriously, please stop worrying. We don’t want you to have any anxiety associated with our books. We just want you to enjoy them. If you would like to “support us,” please don’t pirate them. Buy them or borrow them from a library. Leave a review at your favorite retailer or blog. That is plenty, and we will be grateful.