Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Missing your own book launch

I've managed to doubly miss my own book launch. First, I didn't manage to travel to the London Book Fair taking place 19th-21st April. Second, I forgot that the book was officially published yesterday! I suspect that the book fair is a shadow of what it could have been given that a good chunk of exhibitors, authors, agents, etc will be absent. Still it would have been nice to attend, not least so I could have picked up a copy of The White Gallows. Perhaps next year once I've got the slow boat home.

8 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - I am truly sorry to hear you didn't get to attend the book launch. My sincere congratulations, though, on the release of The White Gallows. I very much look forward to reading it.

Bernadette in Australia said...

If a book launches without its author being present is it really launched? You'll have to make a proper fuss when you get home. Congratulations anyway and I'll look forward to catching up with Colm McEvoy.

seana said...

Life is pretty distracting when you forget that your own book's been published!

Nice final cover choice, by the way.

Linda said...

Sorry to hear of all the hassles and hope the seminar goes well.
I look forward to reading The White Gallows and it's good to see your final cover choice!

Uriah Robinson said...

Congratulations on the publication. Hope you get home soon.

pattinase (abbott) said...

This week will be long remembered!

Dorte H said...

You forgot when your book was officially published? Aren´t you growing a bit blasé? ;D

Congratulations, and good luck with your book. I also like the final cover.

kathy d. said...

Too bad about your missing the book launch.

The final cover looks good. I like the desolate sky and the branches.