Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need is #1 in all its categories on Amazon and has sustained that position for several weeks in a row. And Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies is usually ranked just behind at #3 or #4. It is already in its third printing and soon to begin its international translations.
For books published in 2005 and 2007, respectively, and put out there with nothing spent on advertising, this is truly remarkable.
And last week on Amazon, a true milestone: Save the Cat! reached the highest sales mark ever, and was ranked #626 in overall sales for ALL titles. For a list of 3 million plus books, we are not only outselling every other book on screenwriting, but many mainstream titles as well.
Well, soon to join the Amazon family is our Save the Cat! software. Yes, it’s true! This international best seller will be available on Amazon and we are very excited about the news. Now anyone anywhere in the world can find the Cat! method, and jump in today to start crafting a story that resonates.
I want to thank all of you for spreading the word. It’s because of you — one writer telling another — that the message of “storytelling that resonates” has gotten out. We were definitely the under-Cat! from Day One, and I have all of you to thank.
Because of YOU, Save the Cat! is now recommended by most of the top talent agencies, studios, and production companies in Hollywood. It is the go-to tool for every producer, agent, or executive who works with writers and wants them to understand what makes stories work. It is also a language for one writer talking to another about his or her story, to communicate in a way that gets to the heart of the tale fast!
Save the Cat! cuts through the haze that has stopped storytellers from being empowered and has kept us out of the mainstream film market because of the mistaken impression that it is a rarefied world only a select few can play in. I want you to know you can — and should — feel confident. We can play, too!
Because we can!
And once you know how, once the mystery is not so mysterious anymore, you can be as intricate or as simple as you wish, but the basics remain the same. As proven in the sequel to “The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need,” this common-sense approach spans all types of films — from modern big budget classics like Alien, Gladiator and Spider-Man 2 to Indies such as Brick, Maria Full of Grace, and Saw.
No matter what type of screenplay — or story — you are writing, the tools are here to make you more likely to succeed!
Thanks again for making Save the Cat! the most talked about new method of storytelling in decades and a bona fide worldwide success!
And we’re only just picking up steam — the best is yet to come!