Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Spot the Book

It's always a funny time of year going into bookshops, what with the glut of new titles and the hope that yours won't be completely ignored. So a trip to a local Waterstone's was rewarded with the discovery of the not even released yet School Dinners on the 'First Floor Favourites' dump bin (it's the fuzzy brown one with the orange 3 for 2 sticker).


I didn't even have to hide the copies of Sod That and make Can't Be Arsed more prominent as I usually do (see blogs passim). I don't know whether that means the booksellers have seen sense, or if I've ground them down with my persistent display redesigns.

6 comments:

Cooking The Books said...

I'm hoping a "dump bin" is a good place to be......

Becky

Norman Ferguson said...

The Borders in Edinburgh had Can't be Arsed prominently displayed at the front of a table and a central shelf obscured most of S*d/F**k That.

This vaguely reminded me of a caption for an old photograph that said "Circus entertainer, with a bear behind."

Sam Jordison said...
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Sam Jordison said...

Hey! Naughty! Are you hiding my book with an inferior knocked-off product? I had rather hoped my book idea would feed myself and my family. Now I find you're disappearing it. Outrageous!

Joe said...
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Tom Bromley said...

Joe's comments were rather rude, so I deleted them -- swear words are fine in book titles, but not when aimed at me.

His gist was that I wasn't very nice in rearranging the humour display to give my book more prominence. Well, maybe, but I'm not the first publisher or author to do this, and certainly won't be the last. And at least there are no suspicious reviews up on amazon praising my book and slagging off the competition...