I’m getting questions about where people can buy Where the Air Is Sweet. Quick answer: you can pre-order it here. If you would like to buy the book and additionally help improve sales, read on.
The apparent success of a book depends not so much on overall sales as on concentrated sales. Bestseller lists are determined by weekly sales. So, ideally you want people to buy in bursts — this shows an excitement for the book, and booksellers (and the media) pay attention to this.
This is what I suggest people do if they would like to help me get Where the Air Is Sweet onto bestseller lists:
Pre-ordered books count towards the first week of sales, so it’s wonderful to pre-order. And if people are unsure where to order from, Amazon is a good choice because retailers tend to look at Amazon sales.
It’s even BETTER to order the book from Amazon on the first day it is available, the “on-sale” day, which in my case is June 3. The reason for this is that retailers take notice of big Day 1 sales.
If people prefer to buy from independent bookstores, I suggest they use the link on my site to pre-order. Local stores are unable to stock very many copies so it is advisable to ensure you have a copy by pre-ordering.