Jan 26, 2012

Giving Thanks

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy, Behind The Scenes

My friend Jessie of Rountree sent me these gorgeous flowers the other day and now I’m sending them virtually to you to thank you all.  I’m currently sitting in my bed, finally reflecting over the excitement over the last few days. Between the book announcement and a video trailer for the book yesterday, I feel like jelly sitting here. I can barely move any part of my body, but I have to move these fingertips so I can type and thank you.  I’ve been personally thanking everyone on Facebook and Twitter, but for those of you who aren’t on there, I need to thank you here today.  Getting the pre-sales #’s that we did over the last couple of days was the work of an incredible community.  I’ve been told that just because you have a big following, it doesn’t mean that people are going to buy your book, let alone pre-order before seeing one single picture in the book!  But we defeated those odds.  #11 on Barnes & Noble overall list?  Wow.  #21 on the overall Amazon list? Unbelievable. #1 in cakes, entertaining, and special occasions. Amazing. #1 mover and shaker book on Amazon?  Insane. It is a testament to our community. Seeing your support has truly been the most gratifying part of the last few days. So, thank you, from the absolute bottom of my heart.  I have met some of you already, but I really hope I can meet every single one of you this year.

A little bit about what’s to come and then we’ll start getting up our regular posts for the day.  Some of you have mentioned on Facebook that you want to see more between now and April.  We will be sharing peeks of the interior soon. We’ll probably get the first shots up in two weeks. I wish I could share them all today. Trust me…they are gorgeous!

Here’s just a small peek of the book trailer video being filmed yesterday, but you’ll get a bigger behind the scenes on that soon. If you haven’t already, please continue to spread the word to family and friends to buy the book here and here.


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  • Amy I am so happy for you and your team. You are all amazing, giving, styling people and you deserve every bit of the praise and #1’s and pre-orders.

  • congrats!! your blog is such a place of inspiration for me!

  • Congratulations Amy! I pre-ordered one for me, and one for a dear friend in Argentina. I can’t wait to read your book and I hope you will come to Europe so that we can maybe meet. Enjoy your success, it’s very well deserved!

  • Amy, I am so thrilled for you on your First Book. Yes first! I’m sure this is the first of Many! You have amazing style and the book looks gorgeous! I’ve preordered mine and I know what I’m getting my 3 sisters for their birthdays.
    Best Wishes,
    Party Patisserie

  • This is so exciting! I am so happy for you! You are the BEST!

  • Amy,
    Congratulations! Just wait until it hits the shelves! You are such an inspiration
    to us. Thank You for the hard work that you and your team do. Rest!
    Warmest Regards
    Kim White
    Two’s A Party

  • April cannot come soon enough! Congrats to you and your team on all of your hard work. I am so looking forward to getting the biggest frothy latte and sitting in the most comfiest chair and opening your delightful book! I CANNOT WAIT!
    Jo-Ann with Fine Frostings

  • Dalia

    Congratulations Amy, can’t wait for the end of April to come. I pre-ordered 2 books and I’m so looking forward to curling up in bed and enjoying page after page of what I’m sure will be a feast for the eyes. If you ever plan a trip to Europe, Israel is only a four-hour flight away!
    Enjoy every moment of this well-deserved time!!!

  • Amy and team: your never cease to blow my mind with your creativity, style and generosity. It is only fair that we spread the word on this sure-to-be amazing book. I CANNOT wait to receive my pre-ordered copy.
    Thank YOU for all your sharing so much with us!!

  • Congratulations. I can’t wait to get my preordered copy from Amazon UK.
    Best wishes xo

  • So happy for you!

  • Nadia

    Congratulations Amy! You deserve every bit of this succes!! Many blessings!