With 100 votes from friends, family and fans of Scoochie & Skiddles, Fun at Gramma’s rose to the #1 top voted book on Reedsy Discovery this week! That resulted in being featured in their weekly roundup email, where Scoochie & Skiddles in Fun at Gramma’s was one of just four books their editorial team recommended this week. In their summary, they indicated that Fun at Gramma’s was, “A sweet and encouraging story to read with young children.” I agree. 😊
The #1 ranking also give us the right to claim this status in perpetuity. So, I’ve worked with the Scoochie & Skiddles illustrator to create this badge that will appear on the next book, Scoochie’s Adoption Story.
Your voting and the subsequent exposure the book received also resulted in spikes in the book’s Amazon ranking throughout the week. At one point, we achieved #340 in Children’s Multigenerational category and #83,000 in all books in all categories. Not bad for a little story about two girls having a play date at Gramma’s house.
So, this message is a heartfelt thank you to each of you who showed some love for Scoochie & Skiddles this week and upvoted. Because of you, we have expanded our reach and brought the love these two girls share into the homes of hundreds of new readers. Thank you.
Finally, I couldn’t end without sharing this amazing picture that was sent to me by the parent of one of our readers. When purchasing the book, you are inviting my family into your family and it is sweet moments like this that mean the world to me. Thank you, Julia, for sharing your daughters’ delight of Scoochie & Skiddles with all of us. I invite everyone to send their pictures and stories to email@example.com. Maybe next time, your children will be featured on this blog. 😊
Writing the Scoochie & Skiddles stories (yes, more are already in the pipeline) has been a tremendously fun project. I am filled with joy when I hear stories of how the first book, Scoochie & Skiddles in Fun at Gramma's, has resonated with readers and how the presence of two dads has evoked meaningful conversations in families across the globe.
Yes, you read that right ... "across the globe". In fact, this week started Scoochie & Skiddles' international promotion through Reedsy Discovery. Until January 16, Reedsy is listing the book on its "Discovery" tab as a new book for others to check out. The level of visibility through this promotion is directly correlated to the number of "upvotes" the book receives. I am thrilled to share that the book rose to #1 top voted book on the first day of being listed and has maintained that status!
It could really benefit from your help as well. Between now and January 16, please consider "upvoting" the book to help it remain in the #1 spot. Here's how:
It's that easy. As a new author and new book in a very crowded market, this level of support is incredibly meaningful. Thank you for your support. And check back here for more updates.