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Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #7

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

As expected, Operation Angus, after seven weeks, has fallen off the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail Canadian Fiction bestsellers lists, largely due to the recent arrival of a few blockbuster books, including another Louise Penny novel she’s co-written with none other than Hillary Clinton! Naturally it went straight to number 1. Well, we had a great run! But we’re hanging tough on the CBC bestsellers list and the Retail Council of Canada list. I couldn’t be more pleased to still be on at least some of the bestsellers lists nearly two months after the novel was launched. I feel very fortunate and grateful to readers and booksellers across the country.

CBC List Oct 16

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 17

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #6

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Still holding on after six weeks on at least a few lists. Thanks, all.

CBC List Oct 9

G&M Oct 16

Toronto Star Oct 13

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 10

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #5

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Still hanging in there after five weeks. Thanks, all.

CBC List Oct 2

G&M Oct 9

Toronto Star Oct 6

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 3

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #4

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

After four weeks, Operation Angus is still hanging in on the  bestsellers lists. Deep thanks to all of you who have made this happen.

CBC List Sept 25

G&M Sept 25

Toronto Star Sept 29

RCC Indie Bestsellers Sept 26

 

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #3

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Here are the various bestsellers lists for the third week in the published life of Operation Angus. Very grateful.

CBC List Sept 18

G&M Sept 25

Toronto Star Sept 22

RCC Indie Bestsellers Sept 19

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #2

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Here’s the roundup of bestsellers lists for week #2 in the life of Operation Angus. Pleased to be hanging in.

CBC List Sept 11

G&M Sept 18

Toronto Star Sept 15

RCC Indie Bestsellers Sept 12

Operation Angus: Bestsellers List Roundup

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

I’m very happy to see Operation Angus appearing on Bestsellers lists just a week after its release. To all of you who preordered and purchased copies since it was published on August 31, thank you, thank you, thank you!

G&M Sept 11

Toronto Star Sept 8

CBC List Sept 4 RCC Indie Bestsellers Sept 4

Quill and Quire Sept 4

Albatross was published one year ago

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

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It was one year ago, August 13, 2019, that Albatross was published and hit bookstore shelves across Canada. The very next day, I headed out west for the wonderful Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and waited to see what would happen. The first week of novel’s life is always a bit nerve-racking for the author. You don’t really know how the book will be received. Will there be reviews? Will they be positive? And you don’t dare think about the bestsellers lists. But for Albatross, everything seemed to unfold in a very gratifying way. Readers seemed to like it. The reviews were positive. And lo and behold, in less than a week, Albatross was the #1 Canadian novel in the nation. I was flabbergasted and very happy.

Tweet re #1 bestseller 190820a

Now, one year later, Albatross has sold more copies in twelve months than my last novel, One Brother Shy, has in over three years (and it sold quite respectably). So I’m thrilled and very grateful to all the readers who helped make this happen. It’s been a great year for Albatross. May it continue. Onwards!

Update on Albatross as a Bestseller

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Albatross continues to hang in there on most bestsellers’ lists. Any way you slice it, I’m one lucky novelist. There should be a shake-up next week with Louise Penny’s new book landing. I suspect she’ll be atop the charts very shortly. But it’s been very nice while it lasted! Anyway, here’s an Albatross bestseller update for the current week:

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Globe 190831

Toronto Star 190828

Winnipeg Bestsellers (McNR) 190828

Albatross is a CBC Books #1 Bestseller

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

A tweet caught my eye as it flashed by in my Twitter stream. I took a closer look and was glad I did. Here’s the lovely tweet:

Tweet re #1 bestseller 190820a

What a thrill. Seems as if Albatross has taken flight (pun intended) and I couldn’t be happier. When I clicked through on the link in the tweet, it confirmed the unlikely but welcome news. Exactly one week after it was released, Albatross is the #1 bestseller in Canadian fiction, at least for the next seven days.

CBC Bestseller list 190820