Archive for December, 2011

Welcome To The Real World


On that first morning I received an email from the publisher with orders, which I then had to send to a distributor, first class post, the same day, so they could deliver a copy to a customer.

As the days progressed, I was selling books to friends, neighbours and work colleagues, either on my doorstep or theirs; in the pub or at the sports & social club where I run a weekly Quiz night. I was emptying boxes like an end of pier comedian who had been optimistically booked into the Palladium.

The Amazon status on my paperback was still showing the same message and friends & potential customers who had pre-ordered were coming to me direct, saying they were getting emails about problems with stock and they could either hang on or cancel their order. This didn’t make sense, so I contacted the publisher and asked him to follow it up. Continue reading →