OK… the second month of the 2015 version of the event is over, and it was a little slower than expected, to be honest… but still quite amazing!
So, how does the second month of the event compare to the first?
In February we had 60 authors/shipments arrive (January it was 117)
587 author-signed books (January it was 947)
That’s also close to 10 books a shipment (in January the average was 8 books per package in)
In total so far for the #ASOT2015 event…
1534 author-signed books
8.6 books per package average
We slowed down a bit but I’m sure in March and April (and beyond) we’ll pick up the pace as more authors become aware of the event
Now, which States had the coolest authors sending us books in February?
This is not really all that scientific and I simply made note of who the author was and what State the package was shipped from when I recorded all of this along with how many books were involved. This is by author and not by how many books because that would be too much work and this is for fun. I don’t really need more work piled on for the event, either…
1. California – 9 authors (24 total)
2. Florida – 5 authors (15 total)
3. Texas – 3 authors (10 total)
4. Missouri – 3 authors (3 total)
5. Virginia 3 – (8 total)
I’m not going to point out the 14 of 50 States that didn’t have an author representing it so far, because that wouldn’t be fair… but I hope in the coming weeks a few more are checked off the list! 2 were checked off from last month’s list, which is cool…
I will be getting in touch via Facebook to several of the new authors from Cali to get their addresses and send them an #ASOT2015 bumper sticker if they’d like them.
I also want to thank everyone for the donations towards the huge shipping bill… we are well ahead of where we need to be for it. I would suggest everyone interested in donating please buy a shirt, so you have something cool to wear around and help spread the word! A couple of bucks from each sale goes to the shipping but, again, you get something you can be proud of and it helps spread the word when you post a picture of yourself in it!