20 January 2008

I've been getting some lovely messages regarding the Ultimate First Book Guide - which is officially published in a week or so, but comp copies have gone out already - from contributors, via here, email and real, actual, letters in the post! It's so good to know that everyone seems to like it as much as we do.

The Teen guide is also being published. Ah, you say, but it's been out for AGES... Not in America it hasn't! The Ultimate Teen Book Guide USA is coming from Walker USA, and even in hardback! I've got a paperback copy and it looks wonderful - and chock full of US teen books I really, really want to read. When I finish the UK pink / fairy / sparkly ones, of course...

6 comments:

Daniel said...

Indeed, lovely to hear from so many contributors about how proud they are of the book - very pleasing indeed... Hoping now that reviewers feel the same way (and of course, book-buyers too...)

And yes, the US teen guide should be in the shops over there by now, and looks very good too. We're waiting for Amazon to sort themselves out and deliver hardback copies so we can see how they turned out, but the paperback looks fab.

Tiger said...

My about-to-seven year old loves the UFBG! She's so proud of it that she wants me to give a copy to her school. I'd also love to give copies to friends with children. If I wanted to buy, say, five copies is there any discount as a contributor? Also, I'm reading some brilliant books with my daughter right now - the Mister Gum series by Michael Stanton - which must please be in the next edition of the UBG, they're genius!

Daniel said...

Very glad you (both) like it! If I remember rightly, your contract entitles you to buy the book at 2/3 cost price; tho' if I were you I suspect Amazon will be offering that sort of discount when the book's out in 10 days which will be a whole lot essier.

And yes, Mr Gum! Genius indeed. Great books. They'll be going into the updated 8-12 volume, recommended by Joshua Doder.

Tiger said...

Great, thanks, Daniel! My little one's started writing her own reviews of Mr Gum, so taken is she with this notion of book reviews.

Leonie said...

Oh, so good to see you here! And yes, I just wish Mr Gum had been there to be in the UFBG. It'll certainly be in the revised 8-12!

I love the idea of your girl doing reviews - it's really too sweet for words. She's clearly following in her mother's footsteps - though maybe as a journalist rather than a novelist?

Tiger said...

She'd certainly make an unforgiving journalist! I think I might send her review(s) to Red House magazine, where they have kids reviewing the books they sell.