Selling, buying, telling

Waterstones_shelfI was very pleased to hear this week how well the book is selling. Sandstone Press tell me nearly all the second print run of 1,000 have left the warehouse, and are out with bookshops and online sellers. A third print run of 1,000 hardbacks is now being produced. So, there should be plenty of copies available.

Good to see that book chains like Waterstones are stocking it. The picture above was taken last week in Waterstones in North Finchley. Not a bad place to be – in between Mo Farah and Ray Mears! Remember there are many different sources – Lakes’ independents shops like Fred Holdsworth, Sam Read and Bookends all stock it. The Book Depository, Outside, Play and Wordery all sell it online, as of course do Amazon.

Climbing to Shelobs LairBut best of all if you are an active fellrunner is the new shop, Third Step Books. They are “dedicated to offering the widest range of books on Fell Running, Mountaineering, Polar Exploration and all things cold, high or muddy; our aim is to bring together the best of the New, the Lost and Forgotten, as well as the Rare and Collectable.” But even better is that they “are available to provide a stall at races across the North of England.  Providing a mix of the latest books with bargain classics, we have the right mix for your field. If you would like a specific book bringing to an event from our online offer, just let us know.” Check them out on the web and Facebook. Their Facebook page has a great pic of the stall at the Flower Scar race last week, with ‘It’s a hill’ prominently displayed. I hope you will support this great new book-selling enterprise (which I have no connection with).

Finally, a reminder that you will be able to get signed copies of the book at the various talks I am doing this month and next. See the Events page for further details of the events in the Lakes, Edinburgh, Altrincham and Sheffield.

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