Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Great News from Borders Bookstores


Hi guys. I was just about to post the finalized full schedule for the Change the World Tour, but then I found out some sweet news, so I wanted to share. I'll post the schedule tomorrow.

Borders Bookstores (wonderful, awesome, really cool Borders Bookstores) has chosen my new book as one of their April Original Voices selections. For those of you who live in a cave and never visit Borders (shame on you!), they have a special section that is prominently displayed in their stores called Original Voices. It's to showcase new or rising authors and artists and, of course, their works.

In other words, The 13th Reality will be very visibly displayed for an entire month in every Borders bookstore across the country. Plus, it gets some exposure on their website and other stuff. How cool is that!

It's also very surreal for me. I can't tell you how many hours upon hours I've spent in the downtown Salt Lake City Borders (which is closed due to construction - oh the agony!!!!!!!). I've looked at the Original Voices section every month for as long as I can remember. So, needless to say, I'm very honored and happy.

Thanks, Borders. You rock. No, seriously, you rock. Like major rockage. More boulder-ish than anything, really.

14 comments:

Luisa Perkins said...

So exciting! That is fantastic news. I respect Borders more now that I know they have excellent taste.

tapestry100 said...

Congratulations, James! That is great news. I don't have a Borders close to me, but my sister frequents the one by her (she lives in Portland, ME) so I just emailed her to go and check it out when it's released.

Irish said...

Kudos on the love that Borders is showing you. May you be rewarded with lots of sales =)

Worldbuilder Robin said...

Borders has not yet infiltrated up to Idaho yet; we're still under the thrall of Barnes & Noble. That's my excuse for not knowing what you're talking about, anyway. But congratulations! Sounds great!

James Dashner said...

Tapestry, the book comes out next week, but it won't be in that special section until April. Just clarifying.

Thanks for all the nice words!

Shanna Blythe said...

Woohoo! James that rocks! Congratulations.

Brian said...

Wow! That's really good. Now I'm sure lot's of people will know about, and buy your book!

Melinda said...

That is sooo dang cool. It's the cover that sells most books and yours will be front and center. Wahoo!

Macotar said...

That is excellent! You are really starting to snowball in success. Once again, Congratulations.

James Dashner said...

Thanks for all the congrats. I can't wait to see it for real! Now we just need B&N to put me in their Discover New Writers section........ :-)

Tamra Norton said...

Congratulations you rockstar. The 13th Reality is such a great book and deserves the attention!

Ron Simpson said...

Congrats. I am happy for you. Now if you could get the publisher to send you around to Borders, say the one in OKC.....

Danyelle F. said...

AWESOME, James. That is totally AWESOME!

michael said...

jAMES DID YOU GRADUATE FROM DULUTH HIGH SCHOOL? IF SO WHAT YEAR ? IM AN ALUMNI 1972