Parents love the book, and Amazon sales are holding respectably steady. Borders is stocking it, and I’m getting numerous reports of sightings at various indy stores. Nonetheless, I am told that the nation’s largest bookstore chain, Barnes and Noble, has yet to place an order. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m working with a very small publisher without much marketing clout, and the only thing that’s going to keep the Mayor afloat is word of mouth. So, one small favor: if you find yourself in a B&N, ask them to stock the book. Alternately, if you are a buyer for B&N: please stock the book.
… adding: we could also use a hand getting the word out to librarians, who are crucial to the success of a children’s book.