100K Book Milestone: Celebrate With Us & Win

Well, it happened. Our small, unusual trio of writing books have officially sold 100,000 copies, which is so freaking incredible. When we launched The Emotion Thesaurus in May of 2012, and then followed up with The Positive and Negative Trait books in October of 2013, we never expected this to happen. (In fact, I remember telling Becca when we wrote the Emotion Thesaurus, I would be happy if it sold 50,000 copies in our lifetime!)

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But it did happen, and all because of you. So thank you so, so, SO much–for your support, for recommending our books and website to other writers, agents and editors, and for of course buying our resources yourselves. We hope they are helping you write deep, compelling characters and stories that readers will love!

Becca and I have a very exciting year ahead, and more content planned to help strengthen your writing. We have two Setting Thesaurus books on the go which should be ready later in the year, and one exciting new project that we hope will knock your socks off. We are still finalizing everything as we head in an uncharted new direction, but as soon as we can share, we will.

Now…let’s talk Celebration!

Becca and I are giving away 10 print copies of our books, winner’s choice. This is a great time for you to snag one of our books if you don’t yet have it, refresh a well-used copy that is worn around the edges, or win a book for a critique partner as a gift. The choice is yours!


Contest is now closed…thank you so much for entering!

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This might also be a good time to remind everyone that there is now a FREE EBOOK Companion for The Emotion Thesaurus. If you haven’t yet grabbed Emotion Amplifiers, JUST GO HERE to download your copy.

Social Sharing is always appreciated. Good luck to all!




Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, an online library packed with powerful tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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103 Responses to 100K Book Milestone: Celebrate With Us & Win

  1. :Donna says:

    CONGRATS, LADIES!!! This milestone does not surprise me at ALL! Looking forward to hearing about the millionth copy sold! 😀 Of course, I have all three books and can’t imagine not buying anything else you put out! TWEETing… *strolls off to the share button* :D…

  2. CONGRATS! That is an AWESOME milestone to reach!

  3. Yay! And one of those 100 000 is me! 🙂 Congratulations and keep at it!

  4. Celia Lewis says:

    Congratulations! Fabulous success to date, and more to come I’m certain.
    I downloaded the free Emotion Amplifiers and have already read it, gone back several times. I’m a few years retired, new to writing romance, and enjoying the process, but get stuck in my usual go-to-words when I’m writing and editing. I would absolutely love to win the Emotion Thesaurus – think it would be very helpful for me. Cheers from Canada!

  5. carmelle Tidd says:

    How wonderful for you guys. I have yet to do much writing, but I do plan on having your three books on hand when I do get serious about writing.

  6. Julie Musil says:

    OMG you guys!!! This is such amazing news. Your books are such useful tools, so it’s no wonder they’re a huge success. Congratulations!

  7. Whoa! I’m so impressed. Congratulations. You guys earned it and more. 🙂

  8. Kristin Lenz says:

    100,000 copies – congrats on this milestone! So wonderful to see your success and exciting new projects in the works. Cheers!

  9. LD Masterson says:

    Oh yeah, I’d love to add the hard copy to my collection. As someone else commented, I like to make notations and stick in (real) bookmarks.

  10. Lana says:

    Oh Congratulations. I love the ebook version so much I’m going to get the hard copies so I can as you say ‘mark up’ the pages with notes.

  11. Celita says:

    Congratulations!!! And a great big thank you! Thank you for having this giveaway and for opening this giveaway up internationally. Thanks also for the ebook!!! Got it!!!

  12. Diane says:

    Toasting your 100,000 mark and here’s to 100,000 more. Congrats, ladies!

  13. *fistpump* Congrats!! You guys are so awesome. I’m glad I know you.

  14. Congratulations, Angela on a massive milestone achievement! Here’s to a million more. Cheers to you both!

  15. Congratulations on all you’ve achieved, Becky and Angela – you deserve all your success!

  16. Tori says:

    Congratulations to you both, what a fantastic achievement!

  17. That’s sooo exciting! congratulations 🙂 I always include your books on the list of must have resources at my writing retreats and workshops. Can’t wait to hear about your latest project!

  18. Congratulations! SUch a great milestone. I have all 3 books–so I’ll let someone else win.

  19. Eros says:

    first, congratulations! proud owner here of one of your books (emotion thesaurus). i already sent you a photo of me and my copy of your book the day i got it and i’m planning again to send another for points. hahaha!

    thank you very much! looking forward to your next book!

  20. jeffo says:

    Congratulations, ladies, that is fantastic news!

  21. Brenda Johnson says:

    Congratulations!! What an awesome milestone!!

  22. Kym Lucas says:

    Don’t need to win. I own all three, and they are stupendously wonderful!! Congratulations on this milestone. It’s well-deserved.

  23. Chrissie says:

    Congratulations on this tremendous success. What a fabulous feeling it must be to put on the “Accomplishments” side of the equation!

  24. Kelly H-Y says:

    Huge congrats!!! I frequently turn to my Emotion Thesaurus … maybe I need to check out the other two as well! Thank you AND well done!!!

  25. LeslieZ says:

    Congratulations!!!! I recommend your books all the time. 🙂

  26. I’m not surprised by this turn of events! Your Emotion Thesaurus is DA BOMB & I’ve been thumbing through my newly acquired Negative & Positive Trait Thesauruses…they are right on par with their predecessor. 😀 I can’t wait to see what else you two have up your sleeves in the writerly self help books! 😀

  27. Jodie Renner says:

    Congratulations, Angela and Becca! That is just awesome! So thrilled for both of you that your hard work and creativity have paid off for you!

    I just picked up my free copy of Emotion Amplifiers and am looking forward to checking it out. And I’ve recommended your books in all of my writing guides, including the one coming out next month.

  28. Congratulations!!! What a great milestone! I love my Emotion Thesaurus. Thank you so much for even making these types of craft books. What a brilliant move!

  29. lidy says:

    Congratulations! It was only a week and a half ago where the discussion took place about how great and useful The Emotion Thesaurus was, in a Write by the Rails Facebook group post too. Congrats again!

    • Oh my gosh, I love hearing that people are talking about our books, because then writers know they are out there if they need help with brainstorming. Thanks so much for the congrats and letting us know 🙂

  30. Congratulations! 🙂
    I just purchased my copy of The Emotion Thesaurus quite recently!

  31. Barbara Rae Robinson says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been following your progress with these marvelous books for a long time. I was so excited to finally have paper copies of all three! I love how generous you are with your knowledge. I’ll be right there to buy anything else you publish. Kudos to you!

  32. Congratulations! Well deserved and earned, and this achievement couldn’t have happened for two nicer people. Great news. 🙂

  33. Karen Lange says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you both. 🙂 These books are wonderful resources.

  34. Congrats! You two, very hard-working ladies deserve this! 🙂 I keep my copy right next to my computer. 🙂

  35. Angela and Becca, 100,000 thanks. Your books are a writer’s best friend. (And you two are pretty awesome as well.)

  36. If I win, this is going to my 17-year-old young daughter SO SHE STOPS STEALING MINE!! Can’t complain, really. I’m thrilled she’s writing.

  37. Anita Banks says:

    Congratulations!!! This is exciting news!

  38. jo says:

    Great Scott! That’s amazing news guys, very well done indeed 🙂

  39. Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone. So much of our success is due to you using our books and telling your counterparts about them. Everyday I’m reminded of what a generous and encouraging community I’ve stumbled into. I’m grateful to every one one of you. Thanks for being awesome 🙂

  40. Angela Brown says:

    Three cheers on reaching 100k sold. That is an awesome milestone and well deserved. You both do so much in helping the writing community. So do your publications 🙂

  41. Bish Denham says:

    Doing the happy dance with you! What a wonderful way to start out the New Year.

  42. Julie Weathers says:

    We were just having a discussion on the Compuserve Books and Writers forum and these books came up. I had them on my wish list.

    Congratulations on your 100,000 milestone.


  43. Holly Kerr says:

    Congratulations!! I’m new to your blog but have already found out what a great resource it is! Thanks!!

  44. Sam Taylor says:

    Congrats on selling 100K copies, ladies! Can’t tell you enough how much I love and appreciate these resources. They have made a huge difference for me and I always have them close at hand while writing.

  45. Kelly Byrne says:

    Huge congratulations, Angela! And most definitely well deserved. I have all three thesauri plus your Emotion Amplifiers and I love them all! Everyone should have them. They’re so helpful. 🙂

  46. Keli Gwyn says:

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone! On to 250,000 next…

    I have all three books. They’re must-have resources. I reach for the Emotion Thesaurus when I’m writing more often than I do any other reference book–except for my dictionary. Thanks for making your books available to us. I look forward to your future offerings, so I can add them to my bookshelf.

  47. Congratulations! “The Emotions Thesaurus” is my most used writing tool. THANKS! I’ll email a pic.

  48. Dan says:

    Wow, 100,000 copies – great job! I have copies, but I had no idea there was such a market for this kind of thing!

  49. Love this great news!
    Congrats to you both.
    I love your books and always recommend them!

  50. That’s fantastic ladies, congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you both. I knew it would happen. Your books are utterly amazing!

  51. MD Smith says:

    Oh, I hit “buy” the minute I discovered your books – and I simply cannot wait for your next endeavors. I edit non-fiction (food blogs, specifically. I will be expanding to garden blogs this Spring and travel blogs next year.), and find fiction guidelines amazingly helpful. Thank you for a great tool!

  52. LOVE my Emotion Thesaurus!

  53. Sarah Lilliendahl says:

    Yay, so happy for you ladies! You deserve it! I do have copies of your books but they’re on Kindle. Is there a way to make that count or is it just hard copies?

  54. Congratulations! 😀

  55. Congrats to you both on your milestone! It’s an awesome one and I know you worked hard for it.

  56. Laura says:

    Congratulations on your 100,000! I love “The Emotions Thesaurus,” but I can’t take a picture of it “with me” because it is never “with me.” The moment one of my high school writers sees your book, she or he commandeers it until I demand its return or buy myself a replacement copy. Since many of my students are autistic, your illustration of the body language associated with various emotions is invaluable to them.
    p.s. Your blog’s great, too.

    • Laura, as a former educator, I love hearing about students using our books to improve their writing. And the stories about The Emotion Thesaurus helping people on the autism spectrum…well, they just keep rolling in, and every time, I’m amazed to see it accomplishing so much more than we ever imagined it would. Thank you for sharing!

  57. Alyssa says:

    Congratulations! These books are super useful, and I’m not at all surprised others liked them as well. Thank you for providing such good advice to other writers 🙂

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