Anne Rice goes right to the #1 spot with her latest Vampire romp, The Vampire Armand, published on lucky October 13 (at least for her). First printing was 550,000 copies; two more trips to press take the in-print figure to 600,000. National appearances include Today&&/I> on October 27 and Rosie on October 28. Knopf reports that sales during the first days for Vampire Armand have been about 20%-25% higher than for Pandora, which sold about 20% higher than Violin.
Volume 244 Issue 43 10/26/1998