Jonathan Pinnock - Writer of Stuff

NO SOONER THE WORD THAN THE FICTION

Coming to an Airport, Railway Station or Motorway Service Station Near You Soon…

I had to go out for a couple of hours this afternoon and came back to find that Facebook had gone a bit ape with its notifications. It turned out that the reason for this was I’d been tagged in an announcement by Salt’s Chris Hamilton-Emery to the effect that WHSmith Travel had selected Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens for promotion in September on the basis that it had “massive potential.”

Wow.

Now I’d like to think that this had something to do with the fact that I’d buttonholed their chief buyer at the Get Writing conference back in February. However, I suspect that it’s more to do with the fact that Salt, Proxima and their sales team have been as good as their word and have got 100% behind the book. As you may imagine, I am stupendously excited about this.

As a keen student of the works of Malcolm Gladwell, I’ve been watching for tipping points along Mrs Darcy’s way – and there have already been a few. But I’m just wondering if this may be the most significant one yet.

8 Comments

  1. Hey, that’s really exciting! I think this is a first for Salt, too, bloody brilliant!

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    June 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks, Tania! I think Wena Poon’s Alex y Robert made it there too, IIRC. But it’s still pretty cool :)

  3. Deserved and really rather ace JP

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    June 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks, Mark! Much appreciated. Couldn’t have done it without the VWC, you know.

  5. Looking forward to this. I feel a proprietorial interest in Mrs D, having been following her since she was frogspawn. I hope there’ll be another trailer to launch the book?

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    June 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks, Nicola. It’s people like you who helped me along the way. Every single comment, every single tweet, every single mention anywhere in fact meant that someone was reading it.

    As for trailers, hmm. Not sure. I’m devoting all my energies to Wickhampedia right now, but I guess there may be time to cook something up.

  7. Awesome! You must be quite literally cock-a-hoop.

    Very excited for you and not even remotely jealous. Not at all. Nope, not me. Definitely not.

    Looking forward to getting my paws on a copy.

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    June 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks, Dan! Cock-a-hoop is about the size of it, yes :)

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