Thursday, November 29, 2007

I heart Target

And Target hearts me!* Since Therese (a fellow Ballantine author) has made the big announcement, I'm going to go out on a limb and assume I can too. Target has selected Orange Mint and Honey as a February Breakout Title!!! What does that mean? According to their site, breakout titles are the ones "everybody's going to be talking about." It also means that the book gets into Target in the first place. As my pal Judy (a fellow Ballantine author whose book All the Numbers was also a Target breakout title) pointed out, most Target stores only stock 100-200 titles. So just getting in the door is great. But there's even more. Breakout titles are sold on the endcaps in special displays. Just the bestest news!

On February 12, look for Orange Mint and Honey and Therese's book, Souvenir, at a Target (or indie bookstore, sorry just couldn't forget the indie stores) near you! Go Ballantine Babes! I think we need t-shirts! :)
*I should say WE heart Target and Target hearts us, huh Therese and Judy?

20 comments:

iyan and egusi soup: said...

to walk into a target and find your book prominently displayed...nice! congrats, carleen.

Shauna Roberts said...

That's really great news!

Therese said...

Definitely! We heart Target very much.

And Ballantine. And lovely, supportive fellow authors like Judy. And enthusiastic writer pals like Lisa. :)

My congratulations again! Can't wait to see those end caps!

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

How fun that you'll both be breaking out together (not like when my friends and I would all break out with pimples right before prom in high school!)

I love the idea that you're referring to us as the Ballantine Babes--is it just me or do you get an image of us like Charlie's Angels???

Gina Black said...

This is wonderful news. I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to go to my neighborhood Target and pick up the book!

Sustenance Scout said...

This is SO cool; and yes I'll be the loony shopper taking photos of book endcaps at Super Target. :) Can't wait to post them, ladies! Congratulations!! K.

Sherry said...

That's wonderful!! I wish we had Target here in Canada!!

Rebecca Burgess said...

Congrats all around.

Note to self--Get Target credit card.

Lafreya said...

congratulations !! I'll be buying my copy at my local independent bookstore. But I'll encourage most of my reading friends to buy at target !!

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks ladies!! I heart all of you too!

Ello said...

This is such an awesome news! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to buy it at my local Target which I love too!

The Writers' Group said...

Carleen! Can you imagine? Fantastic news, I can't wait to get mine.

Amy MacKinnon

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats, that's great.

Unfortunately for me, my wife hearts Target too, a fact that cost me money instead of making money as in your case. I'll tell her to look for your novel on one of her future visits.

Lisa said...

Target party?

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks Travis--Tell the wife Feb. 12.

Lisa, Definitely! The SuperTargets actually have pretty good food. I'm thinking a lunchtime thing on the 13th or after??

Anonymous said...

Carleen,
This is too cool! Congrats!! You have just raised the bar, Olympics-high for the rest of us writers. We have a Target near by and I'll be there to check it out. I've already pre-ordered though on amazon.
Bright Blessings,
Stephanie

Erin said...

Good things come to those who work their #$@es off and have a sense of humor.

Carleen Brice said...

Stephanie, Thanks for pre-ordering at Amazon! Pre-ordering ANYWHERE is very cool!

Erin, I work hard, but trust me, my a@# is still there! :)

Sassy Sistah said...

I know where I'll be heading on February 13! I always take that day off work for personal reasons and this year - I'll be in Target. I'll report back on how many copies of your book they have and where they have them located, Carleen!

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks Sassy! Please do something nice for YOURSELF on the 13th too.