Bank of Bob is climbing the charts -- thanks to YOU!

The International Bank of Bob burst onto the scene yesterday -- chronicling lender and author Bob Harris' journey around the world to meet Kiva borrowers and see how loans have changed their lives. Needless to say, we were very excited.

But then something even more magical happened... the book started climbing the charts! First it was #55 on Barnes & Noble and named one of Amazon's "Movers and Shakers." Then suddenly, it was #11 on Amazon's Bestselling Books list! And by the end of the day it was at #3!

Today is the book's second day in the top 20 on Amazon, and it's currently #38 on Barnes & Noble. We're overwhelmed and delighted by this early success, and we owe it all to YOU! Our amazing lenders drove sales all day long yesterday, even prompting the publisher to order a second printing of the book on it's very first day out! It's clear we've got a hit on our hands, bringing more support for our borrowers.

We can't thank you enough for ordering the book, sharing with your friends, spreading the word, and making a difference! The more people who get a chance to read Bank of Bob, the more people who will see what Kiva and small loans can make possible. More loans means more people reached!

Thank you so much!

Let's keep it going and see how long we can keep the book on Amazon's top 100. You can find out everything you need to know about it here:

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About the author

Camille Ricketts

Camille brings her passion for storytelling to Kiva, where she helps create and curate online content. A longtime journalist, she started her career reporting on arts and culture for the Wall Street Journal in London and New York. In 2008, she joined San Francisco-based blog VentureBeat, writing about  green technology, policy and finance. Most recently, she worked in public relations for electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors. Outside of work, Camille volunteers as a web designer for maternal health nonprofit Saving Mothers. She holds a B.A. in women's history from Stanford University, where she also served as editor in chief of The Stanford Daily.