Buying Porn

Yeah, I thought that post title might get your attention. Anyway, now you’re here, you might as well read the rest.

I was in Waterstones on Monday and I did something I didn’t think I would do. Hmm. You’d think I’d be proud, really, but it took me a while to sum up the courage to ask if they were going to stock my book. I spent a while looking at the 3 for 2 table, waiting until the queue was short and then I sidled up to the counter like I was going to buy porn. Or a Dan Brown novel. Anyway, I thought it best to tell the truth – if I’d pretended just to be an interested customer, it would have been more like lying (right?) and I’m terrible at that. So I told the assisstant that I have a book coming and are they going to stock it and she looked at me with pity in her eyes, as if she thought it was going to be a knock-back, then she went to the computer and … yes. Waterstones in Newcastle city centre is going to stock my book. And hey, why the hell wouldn’t they? So I expect to see a rush on Northmberland Street this time next week.

Oh, and if anybody actually reads it, and likes it, it would be great if you could scatter reviews around the book sites – Amazon, Waterstones etc.

Dan Smith’s Official Website

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5 thoughts on “Buying Porn

  1. and did you offer them a book signing? If the queues in Maidenehad Waterstones are anything to go by it’s a great way to shift copies!!

  2. Hey there, can’t believe I’m STILL waiting for the novel. I have lived off the kudosand milked the ‘street cred’ of actually knowing an author – yeah, as I am always quick to point out, a ‘REAL LIFE’ author, one who has written books!

    Its wearing thin though, so you had better be still up for that personalised author’s note, you know, so I can show off at dinner parties and the like!

  3. I was just saying to ‘Sweary Clare’ that you haven’t commented for a while. Anyway ….. Published yesterday!! A few people have sent me photos of them holding their very own copies, fresh from Amazon/Waterstones. Let me know when you get it. I hope you enjoy reading it.

    • I pre-ordered the hard back so I guess it may take a few extra days, or, fingers crossed, maybe today.

      Really looking forward to the read.

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