Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Release Day!!! Sky Jumpers By the Numbers

Sky Jumpers releases today.

That's so strange to say! Sky Jumpers releases today. Sky Jumpers releases today. Sky Jumpers releases today.You know how sometimes, you're in one state for so long that it feels like you're going to always be in that state? (Like how I'm always going to be 27. ;)) I've felt like I'm always going to be in the "I have a book coming out.... eventually" state and never the "I have a book out" state.

But guys. The day is here. And I am so thrilled! I'm excited for my baby to be out in the world, where she can be read! I'm excited that she's real and this story and these characters that have been such a part of my life are out there. Almost like they exist now in some non-corporeal yet still somehow real way.

I thought it might be fun to share some numbers, if for no other reason than I love numbers. (And pictures of numbers.)(Obviously.) Here we go!



Months to draft Sky Jumpers




Months to edit Sky Jumpers before getting an agent


 Months to edit Sky Jumpers after getting an editor


Days from book deal to book release

Days Sky Jumpers was on sub before being bought by Random House


Rounds of edits Sky Jumpers went through in total



In regards to the packages that have landed on my doorstep in the last few weeks in preparation for my launch party and school visits....



Sky Jumpers t-shirts




Sky Jumpers bookmarks


Sky Jumpers buttons




Sling shots


Foam apples


Sky Jumpers postcards




Pair of gigantic gloves


School kids I'm speaking to TODAY


School kids I'll be speaking to tomorrow and Thursday


Months from Sky Jumpers' inception to being in print


The amount of gratitude I have for you all and your incredible support, your wise words, your shared laughs, your helping hands, your shoulders to cry on, your kind words, your comments, your tweets, your encouragement, and your friendship. I love you all.



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31 comments:

Andrea Mack said...

Congratulations! I'll be looking to read it for my MMGM one day!

Mara Rae said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! I pre-ordered my copy and it should be on its way to Russia. Can't wait to read it after "knowing" you for all these months :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats Peggy! So excited for you. And so awesome that you're seeing so many kids today and tomorrow.

Richard Hughes said...

Why don't you celebrate by eating some cookies (don't overdo it)?

Paige Kellerman said...

Congratulations, Peggy!

Connie B. Dowell said...

I can't wait to read it! Congratulations!

Patti said...

It's been great watching your journey for all those days. Congrats!!!

Jessie Humphries said...

Is it real? It can't be real! I'm going to have to go back to bed and wake up again and see if its still real! (I wish). Ahhhh, Peggy! This is so surreal.

Susanne Drazic said...

Yay, Peggy! CONGRATS! Happy release day. : )

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Wow. Those numbers make my head spin. May you sell a billion (yes that's with a "B") books.

Linda King said...

Whoop! That is so exciting! Well done, Peggy - I hope you're cracking open something to celebrate!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

YAY! Congrats!!! I love how you displayed your 'numbers' so fun!

S.P. Bowers said...

Yay, congrats!

ilima said...

Awesome. I'm so excited for you!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Those are incredibly numbers and such a great adventure! Congratulations!! :)

Jenilyn Collings said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read it. :D

Kristine Nielson said...

Fantastic! Congratulations Peggy. I can't wait to read it.

JeffO said...

Congratulations, Peggy!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Pegasus! <3

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations, good luck with it :-)

Nicole said...

This is so amazing!! Congrats!! And thanks for sharing that run down of stats. It's very cool to see how far you've come (and some of the exciting stuff that's just getting underway).

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love all those numbers. My hubby was fascinated by your book when it came in the mail. It's lovely!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

CONGRATULATIONS PEGGY!!!!!!!!!!! SO exciting! I'm so happy for you!!! And wow - 7 days on sub? That's impressive! I can't wait to read your book. I never heard back from your indie bookstore, so I may just have to get one from Amazon :) Enjoy your book birthday! :)

Emily R. King said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Throws confetti!

Tracy Campbell said...

Happy Release Day!
Enjoy it.
Loved the way you laid out the countdown. :-)

Rachelle Christensen said...

So excited! Love your post and all those number pics!

Robin said...

So fun to see it in numbers! And I'm sure you rocked those school visits!

Valerie Hartman said...

I started reading it aloud to my 11 and 13 year old boys, who both thought it might be too young for them. You would have loved the smile spreading across my face when they begged for another chapter before bed. This time, I made them admit that mom was right! Thanks Peggy!! I can't wait to finish it with them. Two thumbs up!

Taffy said...

Love this post with all the numbers! You clever, very clever indeed. Congrats on the awesome book launch!

Jessica W. said...

Aw! I love this Peggy! It's fun to see the number. :)

Kristine said...

The numbers!!!! I love this post.