Very Broad Indeed

It’s just another update but this one is slightly different, as it’s not only about book availability, it’s also about how I am broadening my horizons to help me on my path to world domination.  Or something like that.

The first thing I would like say contains three words and will probably make some of you make the same noise Scooby Do does when he is puzzled – ‘Danish Coffee Festival’.  I can hear how hard you are scratching your head from here.  Stop it, before it bleeds.    As part of the Festival which takes place in Copenhagen on the 8th and 9th of September the organisers have asked people to send in stories relating to anything and everything connected with coffee.  So I did.  You can read it here.  Entry is free to everyone, so if you have anything to say about coffee, why not submit?  After all, it is the name of black liquid magic.

The next item on the agenda is that it is true, I have started a football career.  That is football writing.  I could have been a Premier League footballer if it wasn’t for the fact that I have no desire to pay pvc clad Grandmothers for sex.  Therefore I have settled on writing football.  My first article is already on-line at a website called State of the Game.  You can read my debut article here.

I know a number of people have been asking me when ‘Existence Is Futile’ will finally be available in Poland.  I am delighted to say NOW!  Today I discovered that it is available on Kraina Ksiazek .  On the subject of the ‘Existence Is Futile’ paperback, I have to say that it is spreading through Scandinavia like rumours of a new celebrity sex video on the internet.  The awfully nice chaps at cdon.com have made it available on cdon.no, cdon.se, cdon.dk and cdon.fi.  It’s also available via another vendor in Finland – bookplus.fi  Incidentally if you happen to read any stories in the papers about a rise in the suicide rate in Finland, it has absolutely nothing to do with my book.

The first reviews of ‘Existence Is Futile’ are starting to dribble through on the electronic superhighway, and so far have been mostly positive.  If you have read ‘Existence Is Futile’ or ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ and have enjoyed them, please try to find the time to write a review, as they help me immensely.  Also I would like to remind all of you that the photo competition on Facebook is still in effect.  No winner will be declared until the 8th of September.  All you need to do is to take a photo of yourself reading ‘Existence Is Futile’ in an unusual or imaginative situation, upload it to Facebook and tag the ‘Existence Is Futile’ group.  So get snapping.  Let’s see how creative you lot really are.  Until next time.

More News…

It appears that ‘Existence Is Futile’ is spreading faster than the plague.  It’s amazes to me that it is already available from so many places, and yet the list keeps growing day by day.  The important additions to today’s list are Waterstones in the UK, who also happen to deliver internationally (certainly to Poland – I know from my own experience) and Foyles.  This is absolutely fantastic news as it means that the three biggest bookshops in Britain now sell my book.

However it is not champagne time yet as I know that availability is still restricted in a number of countries.  All is not lost as it is a situation that is changing with time.  Of course it’s slightly more difficult for me to spot book vendors in other languages but I am giving it a go nonetheless.  Today I can announce that two booksellers in  Norway and Italy have joined the dark side, and I am certain more will follow.

Norway – biit.no

Italy – bol.it

It may have escaped some of you that I recently announced a book signing in Harlow.  You can find all the details on the ‘Existence Is Futile’ page on Facebook.  Just to clarify one more time, I will not have any copies of my book with me.  If you want me to sign a copy you need to order one from one of the numerous sellers and bring it with you.  That’s all I have for now.  Until next time.