Leaping to the Top of the iBookstore Charts

Dear Readers,

Number FIVE! I thought my dream of hitting the top 10 in poetry in the iBookstore by Spring 2012 was a pipe dream. But I did set it as a goal a couple weeks ago, when I realized how well both my poetry ebooks were selling on Lulu.com  I thought, okay, now to top the charts of the iBookstore!

Today, Leap is #5 in Top Poetry Paid Books in the Canadian iBookstore! It is also being featured in the What’s Hot section of the Canadian and US iBookstores.  Where the Butterflies Go is trailing behind at #141 (I published this an a ebook a little later than ‘Leap’) but I’m thrilled it’s on the list at all.

Ebooks don’t make a lot of money. Hell, poetry doesn’t make a lot of money! So I have always felt the thing to do with proceeds from these two collections is to donate half to making a small difference in the world. Since 2008, we’ve been able to help four children go to school for a year, and provided part of the teachers’ salaries too. We’ve contributed a little to the grand expense of building desks for a small school in India, and this past Christmas, we donated pencils to an entire school.

I’m donating to Unicef again today (enough to give pencils to an entire school) as a way of thanking all of you for reading, buying and sharing my poetry links; for helping more people discover my work, and for helping me achieve my charity donation goals.

Thank you. I couldn’t have done any of this without you loyal readers.

Life is short. Keep on laughing. Keep on loving. Never stop leaping.

All my best,
PS Watch for ‘The Groovy Granny’ as an ebook on Lulu.com and in the iBookstore soon, and my new collection of poetry and photographs by Spring 2012.

#5! Top Paid Poetry Books – iBookstore August 24, 2011

Heather Grace Stewart with the epub 'Leap' for the iPad

4 responses to “Leaping to the Top of the iBookstore Charts”

  1. How exciting! I discovered the iBook Charts this weekend, and was astounded to discover that Grace Awakening has spent a fair bit of time in the Top 100 for Canadian Fantasy since it was released in July, reaching a high of #34. It’s so much fun when our book babies go off and make new friends on their own, isn’t it? Congratulations and best wishes for continued success! 😀

    1. Way to go, Shawn! Yes, it’s a wonderful feeling. I will check out your blog, and your book(s!) 🙂

    1. Still not really believing it – now it’s listed in a special feature section called Great Canadian Poetry, and under the
      highlighted books of bpNichol it says More Great Canadian Poets, and there’s Leap. Feel like I’m dreaming. 🙂

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