- I had a couple of people ask about amazon.co.uk. CreateSpace doesn't allow you to publish on amazon.co.uk. Someone said it was more of a British-style children's book than an American-style one, so this is a particular shame if that's true. However, I believe Lulu do allow you to publish on amazon.co.uk, so I could either print exactly the same edition (or a new edition which only fixed the couple of typos that exist) on Lulu, or just wait until I was going to bring out a second edition with new stuff anyway and use Lulu then. What do you folk think?
- If you're on Twitter, consider linking to the book's page for a chance for a signed copy.
- If you're on Goodreads, there is a trivia quiz.
- We sold more copies today than in all the days before put together. Flash in the pan? Time will tell.
- You can read more chapters of the book on Google Books.
Just thought I'd let you know that:
- Not Ordinarily Borrowable is now the
25th best selling bookin the Arthurian children's books category on Amazon. A small milestone, but a milestone! ETA: Okay, now it's the 5th best, above T.H.White, Susan Cooper, and Roger Lancelyn Green. That's quite amazing and strange.
- Also, Amazon have turned on "Look Inside" for the book, so you can read the first few pages (although you can already read the whole first chapter on the website anyway).
- And Lisa A. Maddock, author of A Tale of Two Guinea-Pigs, gave Not Ordinarily Borrowable a rather wonderful review, which made me very happy.
A few things which have happened recently:
- Katie arrived to spend some time here with us. It's wonderful having her here again.
- I've been spending some time preparing a discussion of CSS window border theming which I'm hoping to run at the Boston summit.
- I posted a screencast of robotfindskitten on the N900.
- We went to Hawk Mountain today with Amy and John.
- When we were there, I gave Amy her birthday present, which was a book I wrote for her. It's the story of a scholar whose studies are interrupted when her library books are stolen by a dragon. You can read the first chapter here, if you like.