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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kindle bestseller list for History of Australia and Oceania

It's a triumph of sorts, I guess.

Well, it's the first time I have had two books on an amazon.com top 100 sellers list.

Island of the Lost is close to the top of the list of kindle titles sold to fans of Australian and Oceanic history -- as it has been for months, particularly since Algonquin let the hardback go out of print.

Now it is joined by Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator (on the second page) -- which is quite a surprise, considering the biography's quiet entrance onto the scene.

And the fact that being issued as a kindle book was not part of the original plan...

6 comments:

Shayne Parkinson said...

Congratulations! Very nice to see you owning that list. :-)

By the way, one copy of Tupaia has already gone missing from the Auckland library system! I hope it's a mis-shelving rather than nefarious activity.

Joan Druett said...

Fascinating! Good to hear from you, Shayne. Why did I think you were in the South Island?

Shayne Parkinson said...

Maybe because I love it there so much. :-) We generally visit the SI at least once a year; our most recent visit was to Oamaru's Victorian Festival last November.

Joan Druett said...

Do you live in Ponsonby? Are you Alix Bosco???? Heh, heh. :)

I checked the AKL library catalogue, and you are right -- there is a missing copy of Tupaia! Good lord. And I also found the really, really, really nice Library Journal review. How odd that I should see it first on the Auckland library catalogue, when I subscribe to Library Journal!

Shayne Parkinson said...

The answer to at least one of those questions may be "yes". :-) I spend half my time in the countryside and the other half in espressoland.

That's a wonderful review!

Joan Druett said...

Long blacks, I assume? While you scribble madly (a la JK Rowling) in a corner? It's a wonderful image!