Thank you so much for all of the title suggestions. We received over a thousand comments, and we weren’t quite sure how to organize them all, until Neeta, a professional data coder, contacted us and volunteered to make sense of it.
Check these interesting facts out:
# of suggestions: 5,111
# of unique suggestions: 1,747
Top 5 suggestions: Roars (68 people chose), Conquers (67), Rends (53), Storms (50), Rises (47)
Longest Phrase (not including Gordon’s awesome ones): Magic Looks Like a Really Mad Man Standing Over Dead Creatures
# of times a book already in the Kate series was suggested (Magic Bleeds, Magic Bites, etc.): 10
We also got an awesome spreadsheet with all the titles without duplicates. We’ve sent the spreadsheet up to Ace, where the marketing and editorial will go through it and pick a title they feel is best in line with the rest of the series. They will kick it back to us and if we agree, we will announce the winner.
Meanwhile, Neeta is currently unemployed. I’m not sure if she is looking for a job, but if you’re in need of a data coder, I can tell you that she is punctual, thorough, software literate, and able to clearly communicate through email (don’t laugh, it’s a skill). She takes initiative and looks for innovative solutions to unusual problems.
In other news, An Apple For The Creature is out today. :) Update: Since I got several emails: yes, this short story will be eventually available by itself for online purchase in about a year. It’s not a novella; it’s a short story. It’s totally not worth it to pay the full hardback price for this story alone, but the contributor list is really great, so if you wanted to check out some of other authors or wanted to get an awesome Sookie story by Charlaine Harris, this is a good buy.
In even more exciting news, RIVETED by Meljean Brook is out today.
“In between the fantastic elements and fabulous action, Brook also weaves in themes of the dangers of prejudice and judgment. And when it comes to heroes, there’s no one more thoughtful or noble than David! A rip-roaring and wonderful addition to Brook’s amazing Iron Seas series.”
—RT BookReviews ½!