The Jewel of Medina was released for sale on Monday. However, when I stopped by my local Barnes and Noble store at noon, I could not find a copy of the book on the shelves nor anyone who knew a thing about the book. One of the clerks did offer to order it for me, but that's not what I want to do.
The Barnes and Noble website offers it for $17.46 and says that it is number 502 on their bestseller list (it dropped one spot while I was preparing this post, in fact).
Borders.com offers it for $19.96 but does not indicate how it is selling. The Borders website includes the option to search for the book by zip code and I found that no Borders store in the entire Houston area seems to have a copy on the shelves.
Amazon.com has it available for immediate shipment at $14.97 for the hardcover version or $7.99 for the Kindle electronic book version. The good news at Amazon is that The Jewel of Medina is number 136 on their bestseller list. The bad news is that the book is already picking up one-star reviews there from people who don't seem to have actually read it. Why am I not surprised?