Good weekend so far, touch wood.
We drove to Cambridge yesterday to pick up some stuff, and on the way I bought the Radio Times and i, both of which had favouable things to say about the psycho-geography show on Radio Three.
When we got home,there was a parcel waiting, with my first copy of ‘Something of the Night’ inside. Stayed up till much too late, while I read bits to my poor wife, who has heard all the jokes already anyway. I have to say I’m really pleased with the job that Simon and Schuster have done. It is, if nothing else, my best-looking book. And I’m chuffed to bits.
And then today, Presteigne Panto rehearsals went alright, and now I’m off to listen to the show…
Shockingly, we don’t have an actual proper books-only bookshop in Lewes any more – we lost our last proper one, Cliffe Books, in the floods (although we have lots of very good second-hand bookshops). Happily a lovely shop called Skylark in the Needlemakers Centre, run by the lovely Matt, has a great books section, and I’m going to ask them to order your new book for me, Ian. And congratulations.
Thanks Ian – that is a date to note.
I presume those discount bookstores don’t really count as having a bookshop in a town, if you are a writer anyway?
Presume Lewes has a book outlet or two – it’s the kind of place where they might still exist. I’d be shocked if they don’t.
Luckily (?) I’m quite close to a w-stones – although I am sure they are as down on unions as Amazon. I may try to order via an indy book shop (in the interests of ideological purity, you’ll understand….)
I’ll be there…waiting…mostly…(not from 12-17 Jan though)…I hope…
Thank you m’chums. Dan is all too hideously aware of the state of Newhaven’s bookshops, I’m sure. Release date is 5th January; you could order from a bookshop, Dan. And I might pop in and sign yours Graham…. in the New Year, I hope….
Whereas I have it pre-ordered from Amazon. Because we don’t have bookshops in some towns….
When will it be in the shops Ian? (you know the proper shops where they take cash – I don’t do Amazon – think it is because they are not keen on unions – in fact are actively anti trade union I suspect – as they know the comrades could hit their business model hard)
Loved the show on Radio Three Ian. Well done.