I realised tonight that instead of frantically answering emails about book availability, the intelligent and efficient thing to do would be to stop being vague and just plonk the information down properly. I can hear the voice of the Mothership, Use your brain!
Sooo… Amazon UK shoppers – we’re back in stock. Woohoo!
Personally I like booksellers with funny names, such as:
- The Oldie Bookshop
- Farmshop Bookstore
- LoveReading.co.uk (If you’re out there, Eli – they take PayPal!)
I’ve also been asked if the book is coming out in America. The publishing industry is a complicated beast that makes my head throb with confusion, so I hope this makes sense. My deal with Transworld was for the UK. Copies have been exported to other interested lands, but America is a separate beast. You have to persuade an American publisher to buy the rights to bring it out there. DG rights are with HarperCollins, who will publish in Spring 2009.
(A German translation is also due to come out next year – I can’t wait to see what they do with all the arse and wee and lard busting!)
For now, the UK version seems to be flapping it’s flabby arms and flying all over the place. I’ve heard from Americans who’ve successfully ordered from Waterstones or Amazon UK or Canada. Folks from other far-flung lands say they’ve found it in native online stores, so I went on a Google hunt myself:
(Dr G interrupts: "HEY! You should call this post… BIG in Japan! Ha haaaa!")
My high school Japanese is so shite that all I can tell you from that link is that the book is published in pee-paa-bakku format. But good ol Rebekah C (formerly of my hometown and now of Tokyo) managed to order it. Arigatoo, Rebekah-san!
If I’ve missed anyone’s question please leave a comment and I’ll get it sorted!
Photo du jour: Lucinda and her sexy glasses and that pesky book.