We had huge in-house support and encouraging praise from other writers, the sort of noise that persuades a hopeful publisher that we might do that most difficult thing: get a first novel out of the blocks and into the readers' hands, where it belongs. Reviews were good but not extensive. Sales were poor. None of this dissuades me from the belief that we have the makings of a great writing career here.Let's hope this gives the book a bit more of a boost.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Left on the Shelf
Kate Figues in the Guardian lists the books that deserved to be greater commercial successes this year - among them Evening is the Whole Day. Nicholas Pearson, Preeta's publisher says of it: