Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Hurray for the media. No, really.

Good news for people who'd like to read some of my book but don't want to buy it (hang on, why would I be telling you this?) Towards the end of this month, two separate newspapers will be running extracts from it.

Even better, these newspapers cover the entire political spectrum, so you can buy whichever one you feel least embarrassed being seen with in public. First off, the Daily Mail will be serialising the book over two weeks, sometime between the 15th and 24th of March - I'll let you know if and when I have something more specific. After that, the Guardian will also be running an extract in its magazine on Saturday 29th March.

There is more media stuff in the pipeline too, and I'll let you know when it comes out of the other end, as it were. The theory behind all this is that excited newspaper readers, having been tempted by my silky prose, will then rush out and buy the book. Naturally, I like this idea. Let's see if it translates into reality.


Toque said...

Don't worry, I'll be buying a copy :-)

Toque said...

I should add that your extract (silky prose and all) left me thinking that you might be the modern-day HV Morton (without the anti-semitism and Labour Party affiliations)

Matt Sellwood said...

I KNEW you'd start writing for the Mail eventually.


Good luck with the book, I've ordered my copy.