Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Signings

My book signing on Thursday 27th of November at my place of employment went very well, I must say. I sold 30 copies in total. The deal was a signed copy for a fiver, with 50p from each donated to the Childline charity. I was touched by how many seemed to be genuinely looking forward to reading it, they having read and enjoyed the first one.

The Bolton News have been in touch to say they have diarised my upcoming signing at Sweetens, and my wife received a phone call from the photographer confirming the details.

Early reaction to the book has been good. The 16-year-old daughter of a friend stayed up half the night to finish it. She read it in a couple of days, which, I'm told is a record for her. A few others have said it betters the first one and that they are looking forward to the third.

My wife told me last night she's in the final chapters and is reading it a bit at a time so it won't be over too quickly. That's devotion for you!

The office magazine Centrepoint, which covers two centres of bank operations, in Bolton and Manchester, has put a nice little ad in their latest issue (see cutting at top). A bigger feature is set to appear in their worldwide publication early next year.

So, next up on the schedule is my signing at Sweetens bookshop, 86 Deansgate, Bolton, on Saturday 6th of December. I'll be there between 2 and 3 pm. If you're in the vacinity, do come along!


Peter O said...

I have to say Will, I don't know if your portrait style is a result of the Aspergers, but I just love the look that you achieve!!!! The eye coming round the corner of the book in the internal magazine cutting is brilliant!!!

Will Hadcroft said...

Glad you like it, Peter! Not sure it's an Aspie thing. I was trying to be a bit Tom Baker-esque. Second thoughts, maybe that IS an Aspie thing.