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new office and why some books become bestsellers while others are barely even known

August 9, 2012

We’ve been in our new office for two months now and love every bit of it. In the evening, when we go for a walk after long hours of producing books for you, our readers, this is what we see
and we already spent several editorial meetings and lunch breaks here:

It is a beautiful area that other people come to spend their vacation in. I consider myself quite lucky that we get to live here and have our office here.
Administrative issues have all been resolved now and we are setting up to concentrate on winning you as readers for our authors. All of our authors are new, still somewhat unknown and need your full support! I you can somehow find it within you, we would greatly appreciate if you could buy one of their books, write a review about it (on Amazon or GoodReads for example) and tell your friends about it if you liked it!
Why it is so difficult to get into bookstores these days is beyond me. Actually, from a business perspective, I understand. Of course the big chains don’t want to buy books that have no sales potential. But how will they know if our authors’ books have sales potential or not if they are not even willing to try? Why did 50 Shades of Grey become a bestseller before it even hit the stores? Stores promised to buy so and so many, that’s why. Why do stores promise to buy so many beforehand? Good question. Vintage Books, the publisher, is a subdivision of Random House, so presumably, there is enough money backing up this book to convince chains to like the book. This type of money we do not (yet) have and therefore I can only ask you to please support our authors and buy one of their books as well as your copy of 50 Shades of Grey.
You can find all of our books here on our webpage and order your copy either in your local bookstore (which would be lovely because you would be supporting them AND spread the word about our books!) or through Amazon by just following the links on the individual book pages.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2012 8:01 am

    We keep trying:) Thanks guys! xx

  2. willatsafkhet permalink*
    August 9, 2012 8:48 am

    We are definitely on the ball and not just the beach. We believe in our books – give them a read and believe in them too!

  3. August 9, 2012 11:38 am

    Great blog – looks fantastic

  4. August 9, 2012 12:02 pm

    Thanks guys! Yes, we’re all working hard but I must say, if I had those views I think my mind would wander…so beautiful! :D xx

  5. August 9, 2012 1:10 pm

    thank you Claire! We’re trying :) Do keep in touch
    Sophie – my mind has wandered…. often! Out to sea, out to see, off and gone, often gone!


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