If you happen to follow the bestseller sweepstakes in the New York Times Sunday book review section each week, you'll have a sense of what a very cool day today is for me. The Long Tail, in its second week of eligibility, has broken the top 10 of the NYT non-fiction bestseller list. (last week it was #13). It's #13 on the WSJ list and is the #3 business book.
Many thanks to all of you who bought the book, reviewed it, blogged about it, talked about it and even debated it. I owe you all a great debt of gratitude for making this such a fantastic day, and I hope to partially repay it by continuing the conversation the book began here on the blog, free and open to all.
Part of the reason the book is successful, I believe, is because as I was writing it the smart readers of this blog helped improve the ideas, catch my errors and suggest dozens of applications and dimensions of the Long Tail I never would have thought of myself. So today's recognition is also a recognition of the power of tapping collective intelligence. I couldn't have done it without you!