"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
Saturday, 1 September 2012
CALLING BOOKSELLERS AND LIBRARIANS ACROSS THE WORLD
Customer(holding up a book): What’s this? The Secret Garden? Well, it’s not so secret now, is it, since they bloody well wrote a book about it!
I announced yesterday that I'm writing a sequel to Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, which will be published next year. *happy dance*
(FYI Obviously that ---> is not the new cover. Greg will be designing a new cover, and inside illustrations, and it will be snazzy. It won't be me just changing the initial cover a bit in MSPaint. You may now breathe a sigh of relief.)
SO. Like the first book, there will be a section in this book called 'Weird Things Customers Say in Other Bookshops.' & that's where you come in, lovely booksellers! Now is your chance to send in the weirdest, funniest and down right mind-boggling 'Weird Things...' quotes you have heard. Librarians, we'd love to hear from you, too!
Please send your quotes in the body of an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject heading 'Weird Things submission.' You can send as many quotes as you like. Please set them out as a script. Deadline is the 15th November. We had a great response last time, and I'm really excited to see what you guys send over.*
If you could help spread the word to other booksellers, by tweeting this blog post, or sharing it on Facebook walls etc, that would be fantastic. &, if you're reading this and you're not a bookseller or a librarian, then get yourself along to a bookshop and say something bizarre asap! x
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.