Monday, January 18, 2010
EarlyWord's Buzzkill on Joshua Ferris's "The Unnamed" Confirmed in LINKcat
Link to January 18 EarlyWord post, "Will Ferris Rise or Fall?"
Excerpt: Of the titles going on sale this week, Joshua Ferris’s much-anticipated second novel, The Unnamed, has the most buzz. The tale of how a wealthy New York lawyer and his family cope with his mysterious illness is a # Indie Pick for January. 241 libraries have it, according to WorldCat, with modest holds on modest orders in the libraries we checked.
Here's the LINKcat tally, as of 1-18-2010.
16 of 49 library locations have ordered copies. No duplicates have been ordered for any locations.
43 holds have been placed -- in a service-area population of about 700,000. Unimpressive when you look at the numbers of holds placed on New York Times fiction best sellers.