In which Dan geeks out

My uncle went to Germany last week, and I asked if he’d be so kind as to take a picture of my book in a bookstore; I have several copies of the German edition, but I didn’t have any that simple, meaningless proof that it’s actually on a shelf somewhere. He kindly obliged, and sent me the following:

Berlin Serial Killer 2

I was immediately struck, not by the book itself but by the books next to it: that’s Bernard Cornwell! I think that’s even the Saxon Tales, which is my favorite series by Bernard Cornwell! I did a little geek-out happy dance and decided to post this for everyone to see and rejoice in.

There’s a lot of really awesome stuff that happens when you finally get published, but this is one of the best: seeing your work on a real shelf in a real bookstore, right next to one of your favorite authors. It’s crazy and surreal and completely awesome. Thanks to you guys, the readers, for making this possible.

7 Responses to “In which Dan geeks out”

  1. Andrea says:

    The Bernard Cornwell books in that picture are “The last Kingdom” and “The Pale Horseman”… in case you wanted to know ;-)

  2. Arlene says:

    That is so totally awesome! Totally worth the geek out. :)

  3. Jenny says:

    Congrats – that’s a great picture! :)

  4. Christoph says:

    Hey Dan,
    I´m from germany and I´ve read the book (in English though). I found out about you and your book via Brandon Sanderson, whom in turn I discovered as a reader of the Wheel of Time. I bought “I am not a serial killer” in Hamburg while visiting there, and man, it totally rocks! Got me hooked immediately!
    Back to your post, I like how the german version looks and feels like (the pages on the right side are uneven cut, giving it an impression of a loosely bound diary – scary!!). Everytime I see someone in my favorite bookstores picking the book up I recommend it, saying that it is an easy, disturbing, hilarious and – all in all – great read! Take the promise of the cover, multiply it by at least ten and you get an inkling of the awesomeness of this book!
    So, have fun writing, I for one am eagerly awaiting your next books!
    greetings,
    Christoph

  5. Jenga says:

    Congratulations, Dan! You must be looking forward to the US release, when you can actually pick it up from the shelf!

  6. admin says:

    Awesome, Cristoph, I’m glad you loved the book, and thanks for recommending it to everyone. In case you’re curious, I’ll be at the Leipzig book fair in March, so if you’re nearby please come say hi.

    After Leipzig I’ll be going to England for a week to help launch book 2, which actually means that I’ll be able to pick up a copy off the shelf in both Germany and the UK before I get to do it in the US. Wierd, eh?

  7. Arlene says:

    That’s totally weird! And cool.

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