Friday, June 16, 2006

When friends and booksellers rock...

A fellow writer and friend, Russell Kirkpatrick, once recommended a book of mine (The Aware) to a bookseller over where he lives in Hamilton, New Zealand (pop.130,000 - or so the town website tells me). The bookseller read it and loved it, then started to recommend it - and subsequent books of mine - to readers coming into her (independent) store. The nice thing is that they kept coming back for more...

Result: she has sold 20 copies of each title. Wow. Geez, that's one book per every 2,160 people. I don't know your name, Ms Bookseller from Hamilton, but I think you rock! Bless you.

Now if only Whitcoulls, the New Zealand bookchain with 80 stores, would stock my books with that sort of enthusiasm...

3 comments:

Linda said...

Oh that was us Pennys Bookstore if I can advertise that!! That Russell he is a lovely bloke, and it was Aimee our weekend manager who has been selling your books, she is a great follower of the genre, now if you wrote crime.....

russell said...

It was Aimee, and she does a great job. If only your books got the exposure they deserve, Glenda ...

Glenda Larke said...

Please say hi to Aimee and a very BIG thank you! And I love your bookstore already...

And yep, that Russell is a lovely bloke!