"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
CALLING BOOKSELLERS THE WORLD OVER
Folks! Thank you very very much to those of you who sent in entries for a top 'Weird Things Customers Say in Other Bookshops' for the back of my 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' book. We've got some real gems. [I attractively snorted lemonade out of my nose whilst reading some.]
In fact, we enjoyed them so much, that we want to make this list longer. SO we're reopening the submissions for the book for those who hadn't heard about it last time. And not only that, but we're opening them up to booksellers - EVERYWHERE. Worldwide. [If you have a bookshop in space, you may enter too. Extra kudos to you.]
Please send in your best 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' to firstname.lastname@example.org. Set the conversation out in a script format [as seen in my posts here]. Please include your name, contact number, and the name & location of your bookshop.
Deadline: 30th September.
If you're not a bookseller, do pass this message on to your local bookshop! Tweet them. Drop them an email. Go in and talk to them. Let's make this a book for booksellers and booklovers alike.
[PS. As for those who have already sent quotes in; we'll be contacting you all shortly - thank you!]
[PPS. At the moment this edition is to be published in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, but we will be pitching to other places very very soon.]
writer and bookseller living in London. Author of the 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series. I'm also a published poet and short story writer. My poetry pamphlet 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto. I'm currently writing my first novel, and my new non-fiction book, 'The Bookshop Book' will be published by Constable & Robinson autumn 2014. I'm represented by Charlie Campbell at Ed Victor Literary Agency.