The Winning Detectives
Monday, 14 March 2011
First of all, can I say thank you SO MUCH to all the brilliant detectives who were out seeking For Richer, For Poorer in bookshops nationwide (as per the thread below this). Obviously I was hoping to hear that none of you could even get through the bookshop door without bumping into huge piles of shiny new paperback copies, teetering like delicious cakes on display tables of “new books” and “recommended reading”... sounds like it’s not stocked in quite as bumper and visible a way as I would dream of, but I know that all authors (bar JK Rowling and Jeremy Clarkson) have that feeling. We all worry that our hopeful little books are too hidden away and nobody will find them. The truth is, I’m grateful to have a book available in bookshops at all. As a child, it’s all I ever wanted.
And you’ve all done sterling work reporting on the places where it’s in Indoor Games, and I know my publishers have now made calls to try and get the book moved into biography - where it is officially supposed to be, this time around, and is much truer to the spirit of what the book really is. And who knows, maybe there’ll be a knock-on effect from all your questions, that the kindly bookshop staff will be more aware of it, maybe even in some cases move it to those precious front tables?!
As promised, all those who filed reports have had their names put into a hat and drawn out to receive CDs of the book’s soundtrack. There were so many brilliant posts that I decided to double the giveaway from three CDs to six. The six names drawn out were:
John (Ben Button)
- you will all get emails at the address you used to post, asking for your postal addresses, so I hope you used real email addresses when posting. Also, I hope you’ve all read the book, because the soundtrack will make much more sense if you have; but if not never mind, there are some damn fine pieces of music on there.
And I’m really sorry I can’t afford to send copies of it out to EVERYONE who posted, you did a brilliant job and thank you so much again.