Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Daily Draw: 01.02 - 17.02

See how I've cleverly covered the fact that I missed a day here by carefully placing the bookmark across the associated page?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

How to be romantic (sexually transmitted viral)

Simply select the below, copy it and paste it into your email and then send it out to your entire address book.


Roses are red
        Violets are blue
From A until Z
        I will love you

Will U B my Valentine?


Have I "gone viral" yet?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We had launch

What a successful book launch we had on Thursday. Not an all-out red carpet, screaming adolescents, a-list guest-list type proper book launch perhaps, but then it's not an all-out proper book. It's a small, unassuming and unexpectedly sweet book. And the launch too was all those things.

We sold all the books we brought, once people realised the candle was not for sale.

Public speaking me not good, um, [refers to notes] at.

Polite laughter.

Mother came along, which was nice. Father didn't because he's dancing on a float at the Rio Carnival, which is also nice (for him).

Next stop: Booker prize (or even: straight to Best of Booker?).

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Love Letters Launch

On Monday, 2 February 2009 - formerly Groundhog Day, now, perhaps, Alfie-and-Betty day - Love Letters: A very adult alphabet book was released unto the world. Britain was so excited that the day was pretty much instantaneously declared a national holiday: schools closed, white statues of commemoration sprung up across the country and God himself showed his approval by making it snow.

Tonight is the Launch Celebration. It's in London, after work. Here are the details if you fancy coming along.

Apparently as yet no sales figures have come back (I hope that doesn't just mean that "no-sales" figures have come back) but I have been sticking my head into Borders and Waterstones branches across the South to make sure they're displayed correctly.

Have you seen the new Anova catalogue? We're on the Portico title spread, so that's nice.

And thanks to Emily Carrington-Wood, WATERSTONE'S PLYMOUTH DRAKECIR for my first five star "review".

Monday, February 02, 2009

Daily Draw: 13.01 - 01.02

Lots of blank pages and a few scribbles from our Bulgarian ski odyssey last week.