Saturday, March 07, 2009

Gaiman, Hiaasen, and . . . Me???

I about choked on my Oreo cookie when I saw the latest New York Times best sellers list. Even though Thirteen Reasons Why has been out for seventeen months, it just reached its highest ranking ever!


To everyone still talking about and recommending my book: Thank you.

To the teens who continue to send such heartfelt letters after finishing the book: Thank you.

And to the booksellers and librarians making sure teens know about and have access to books dealing with sensitive but important issues: Thank you so much.

18 comments:

nights777 said...

Its because the book is that AWESOME.

Gabrielle said...

That is awesome! Congrats!

kim baker said...

Wow, what pleasant company!
Congratulations, Jay!

K. M. Walton said...

Nicely done, Mr. Asher. Nicely done. What an accomplishment. Be proud.

saraclaradara said...

It's funny, I was just using you as an example for someone who'd met me at the LA conference several years ago and asked if I would be willing to friend her on Facebook even though she was still unpublished. I said to her not to be discouraged about it - "Look at Jay Asher - it took him a long time to get published and now he's wildly successful." And that was BEFORE I saw your blog post!!! CONGRATS!!!!

Jen Robinson said...

Congratulations, Jay! That rocks!

Wild About Words said...

Yowza! You go, Jay! Much-deserved. Hope you're enjoying the ride.

Soyon from Korea said...

Congratulations! We already knew your book on the best chapter book list. That is another record.

Korean edition is out in on-line stores. Previewers are in favor of the book. We expect the readers' WAVE.

Please check your email. I put a question on that.

Suzi said...

That is amazing, congratulations! I love this book and it's no surprise that other people do, too!

Amy Tate said...

You're my inspiration, Jay! Congratulations. I'm sure we've only begun to see your work!

Kimma-La said...

wow....awsome =) maybe soon it'll hit #1 since its already at #3 =)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations -- that has to be an amazing high!!

Anonymous said...

So awesome! Congrats!

Suzanne Young said...

Super, duper awesome!!!

Marlena said...

That's awesome!!!

Jay Asher said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm so lucky I thoroughly dunked my Oreo or it probably would've stuck.

Anyway, make sure you check out tomorrow's post. I'm so excited about it!!!

shorty411 said...

Hey Jay, wasn't sure if you saw this write up online about 13 reasons re-entering the NYT list and thought you'd find it interesting :)

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/books/10why.html?_r=1&partner=rss

Heather said...

Wow! Congrats!