After receiving over 2600 hits on my website after the release of Kody’s new book, the flurry has finally died down. Yes, that many folks were interested in Wild Hearts, and they came to the site in droves to review the sample chapter. But alas, the keen interest has slowly died down.
Of the 2600 hits we received, we had 19 orders for the book from 9 different states. Later, we learned that if you typed in Kody James Connick on Google, it literally filled up 4 pages! We also found that the original news story from Erin Andersen of the Journal and Star went as far as South Africa, Japan, and India. So quite an impressive accomplishment for a 14-year-old kid to stir up that much interest with his one book.
We have sat at nearly a dozen book signings and managed to sell 200 copies of Wild Hearts, but we have determined that unless they are publicized, book signings can be a real dud. Lately, we have driven to places like Beatrice and Omaha only to bow out of a Farmer’s Market because we didn’t think there would be that much traffic.
Havelock sidewalk sale begins this Saturday, so we will be setting up in front of Tammy’s store, The Vickeridge. We hope to see you there!