As of sometime this afternoon, Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change passed its first milestone.
It has now sold enough copies that I won’t call this self-publishing experiment a failure.
It has a long way to go to reach the second milestone, the one at which I’ll call the experiment an success–but I already figured to allow at least a year for that milestone.
We planned to celebrate with a bottle of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc when (if) the book reached that first milestone. It’s too close to dinner now to chill a bottle of sparkling wine (great stuff, but it’s not Champagne because it isn’t made in the proper region of France–or in France at all, for that matter), and the food I have on weeknights doesn’t deserve high-end sparkling wine–so I’ll have that to look forward to post-ALA.
Speaking of milestones, one’s about to be reached on this here blog, and it’s one I’m fairly proud of in an indirect manner. I’ll let you know when it happens if it’s by Thursday a.m., or afterward if not.