Dark Hills Divide at the top

200 books in two days! Those are the numbers for Patrick Carman’s Boise Idaho stop at Barnes & Noble. Carman visited over 2000 elementary students in Boise last week, encouraging kids to read and write, and to tell them about his new book The Dark Hills Divide. Carman was also featured on NBC affiliate KTVB in Boise where he was interviewed byanchor Carolyn Holly for 4 minutes live on channel seven’s news at noon show. Holly, after meeting Carman and learning about his signing to scholastic said, “I think you guys are going big time!”

Not only did Carman’s visit garner attention from the media, Kiersten Cooper manager of B&N Boise said, “…this has been one our best events…” So far this month The Dark Hills Divide has sold well over 200 copies at the Barnes & Noble in Boise. Cooper went on to say the Saturday Carman was at the store, “The Dark Hills Dividehas made our sales today, there would be no one in our store if it weren’t for Patrick (Carman).”

Like other stores on this leg of Carman’s northwest tour, the Boise B&N is encouraging kids to make this the book to read this summer. “Harry Potter fans are sure to find this new book an enchanting selection to place at the top of their summer reading list,” says Gail Lindbloom, Community Relations Manager.

As Carman tours his sales at each store continue to grow. So far in May The Dark Hills Divide is showing stronger sales than best sellers like Da Vinci Code, and Purpose Driven Life at the Boise B&N. Lindbloom says that it is highly unusual to sell this many books in this short of time for a first time author.

Carman continues to amaze booksellers and fans as he heads to Tri-Cities, WA this week, where he kicked off his tour earlier in the year with an in-store event with over 300 people.This time the Tri-Cities Barnes & Noble has turned the whole store into The Land Of Elyon and is making The Dark Hills Divide the book of the summer.

Patrick Carman