The release date of Rainbow and the Mountain of Life has been extended once again. As a result the book launch for the 29th September has been cancelled.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I thought it would be interesting to see which of my forthcoming books my public were interested in, so I took advantage of the new poll option and set up a vote. Now the poll is closed and here are the results:-
Rainbow and the Mountain of Life got 44% of the vote. It started off with little interest, which amazed me as it is so soon to be released, but in the last few days the votes started to pick up and it tied for first place with...
Tottie the Demon Rabbit Slayer, which also got 44% and seems to be the most hotly anticipated of my books. In one way I'm not surprised it got so many early votes (I thought it was going to prove most popular for a while) mainly because of Tottie, but also because it is something new and will be a darker, more comic departure from the Kingdom of Animals.
Writing is Easy failed to receive any votes, which is no surprise given that I haven't announced it yet. Rather more surprising, a future Kingdom of Animals novel received no votes either. Proving that Tottie the Demon Rabbit Slayer is going to be hot property, a future Tottie title received 11% of the vote.
This has given me much food for thought and will influence how my schedule for 2008 will pan out. Remember, all you eager Tottie fans, the scheduled release date for TTDRS isn't until Christmas 2007. You'll just have to make do with Rainbow and the Mountain of Life until then, which will be launched 29th September 2007.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
You're going to have to wait for a couple of more weeks to find out! I will announce the winner on Sunday 2nd September. All the entrants have been notified in a personal email from me. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Good news everyone! I have rescheduled the launch of Rainbow and the Mountain of Life for Saturday September 29th. I know it seems like a long wait, but the date will be upon us in no time. Because the launch date is just under six weeks away, I have decided not to keep the announcement of the So You Want To Be Like Mungo? winners until that date. I have yet to fix a suitable date to announce the winner, but I will let you know as soon as I do. I will also be posting the cover art to Rainbow soon.
Friday, August 17, 2007
I don't know if any of you regularly visit the Year of the Nodpots - the unofficially official Nodpot blog - but last week they had a poll to see who you thought would win Disresponsible Nodpot of the Year 2007. The candidates were moi, Valpot, Inkpot, Sparkie (?) and other. Valpot and Inkpot tied for first place while I ended up with second place and 20% of the vote.
WHAT IS GOING ON?
Has everyone forgotten that I am the most productive Nodpot? I published a book last year, having never written before, and submitted it to 15 agents. This year I have already published my second book, waiting on release for my third, have my fourth book scheduled for December publication, and what about my fantastic seminar at the Fight to Write Conference, not to mention my So you want to be like Mungo? competition? My books have been voted best reads of the month THREE times already this year on the Year of the Nodpots. How can anyone say I am not worthy to win DNOTY 2007?
Of course, I'm not making a song and dance about this because I don't need to win DNOTY 2007 to feel validated. After all, I have my books, critical acclaim, achievements, winnings and fans while the others have - well, let me see - nothing.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I'm afraid I have some very bad news to tell you, loyal fans. The launch of Rainbow and the Mountain of Life, due for tomorrow, will have to be cancelled indefinitely. Due to a series of technical faults, the launch is unable to go ahead. I would reschedule it for a later date, but at the moment I am all at sea as to when these faults can be rectified. I know this is very sad news, but try not to take it too hard. Unfortunately it also means that the announcement of the short story competition winner has also been postponed. I apologise to all who have entered. I will contact you soon and let you know what is going on.