I just checked out the Amazon rankings of our book compared with other books having the same tags, or identified as being in the same genres. About 16 months after its publication, here are the category rankings of You and No Other, when the categories are sorted by "Recently Popular."
  • Social Issues: top 5% out of over 600 books
  • Memoirs: top 5% out of over 7,000 books
  • Spiritual Growth: top 14% out of over 4,500 books
  • Women's Studies: top 2% out of over 1,700 books
  • Women's Issues: top 3% out of over 1,550 books
  • Lesbian: top 16% out of over 5,800
We're so very grateful to you, our readers, for helping us spread the word about these important issues.
 
 
Here is a New York Times article about a major web-based retailer. It has implications for all of us who are interested in preserving our future ability to buy from local merchants. And it's particularly alarming if we're not interested in seeing the publishing industry become an oligopoly (at best), or a monopoly (at worst). Very sobering . . .

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/amazon_inc/index.html
 
 
This was just received from a male reader:

"You and No Other - what a delightful read, a memoir from two individuals as they entered into a same-gender relationship together. I held my breath for them. I cried for them. I felt myself awakened to hear of their courage and love and learning. It’s a book about being true to the best of what can happen as human beings."

Salt Lake City, UT