Book Release Aftermath

It has taken five years of writing, editing, and research to make Running in Silence happen, which means that when the book released this past Tuesday, most of what I felt was relief and exhaustion.
And as everyone buys the book and starts to read it, I begin to feel like there’s this suspenseful silence …. I await to hear anything good or bad come my way. Then the responses trickle in little by little, and with each positive review, the excitement starts to creep in.

At this point the book journey isn’t quite finished–I’d say I’m a little over halfway now, since marketing, promotion, speaking appearances, and book signings and selling continues on well after the book as been published. In fact, setting up and preparing for speaking events is the biggest activity taking up my time at the moment.
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Part of the relief and excitement comes from how quick and easy it is to offer a tool (the book) to those who are suffering or those want to understand eating disorders better–or, even just for those who want a good story to read (I’ve been getting feedback that Running in Silence is hard to put down, NICE!). I’ve received dozens of emails over the years with pleas for help and from people wanting suggestions or insight. It’s been tough answering emails with much of the same information over and over, and although I was happy to do it, having it in book format is so much easier and more accessible!


I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out these past week to support the Running in Silence book release. It has been a complete whirlwind these months leading up to November 15 and I couldn’t have made it through the craziness without feeling that love and support from you guys. As for the update on Amazon sales, the last I checked it was ranked #12 in Eating Disorder ebooks and under 50 for Eating Disorder paperback books, which are great rankings for the recent release.
Thank you all for your tremendous support through this busy time!
Order your copy of Running in Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It 

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About Rachael

Rachael Steil is a graduate from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts. Steil an author, speaker, and a recipient of the Spirit and Outstanding Runner award for the Aquinas College cross country team and has received 6th place All-American accolades in cross country as well as 7th place in the NAIA track nationals.
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