Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Perfect Match signs for John Smiths

After detailed negotiations lasting into the wee hours of the morning, John Smiths bookshop finally agreed to take 20 copies of The Perfect Match on a sale or return basis. Neil Hingorani, author of the Perfect Match, was briefly available for comment after the signing and told the press that it was the sale or return basis that was the sticking point in the contract. The Rani went on to say that'I dont mind having 20 copies returned to me, its just that I'm not sure what to do with the other 1500 that are sitting in my garage'.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rani scores late winner in Waterstones Cup

It was a day of mixed emotion at the Waterstones Cup. With kick off at 12 noon it was stalemate for the first half an hour and it looked like it was going to be a long day. But once I got off the mark, I coasted to a comfortable victory thanks to some heavyweight strikers in the form of my mum (10 copies) and my sister(20 copies). Best thing is though people are coming back to me telling me they enjoyed it.I know I shouldn't sound surprised but in all the fuss, I have actually forgotten that its a book and people are going to read it. Shame about the Rams result...enough said.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Oi Bernard... Get it ready!

Well tomorrow is the day I will cross the line as The Perfect Match is launched at Waterstones, Burton on Trent. Ten years of hard work will fade into the distance as I take the tape at 12noon . Now, far be it for me to judge others however if you were a real friend you would turn up and buy a copy. The amount of excuses I have heard this week about not coming. Someone from Loughborough told me today that it was too far to come. I mean have you heard anything like it... next thing folk from Burton will be saying they were driving past 'but it was a bit too much effort to get out of the car'. My real friends... see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Turnover increases by 100% in one day as sales for The Perfect Match go mad

The headline speaks for itself. On Monday, copy 1 was sold to Sophies mum and before close of play on Wednesday 2 copies were sold ON THAT DAY!They went to Sue and Tracy at the Duke of Wellington.
Its a struggle to keep up with the demand. I'm at sixes and sevens but the comments have been very positive so far. Just remember...you need to read the Foreword and the Introduction so dont skip them out.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

John Smiths bookshop in race to sign up Perfect Match

I walked into Wolverhampton University this morning and as I walked past John Smiths bookshop, I thought to myself, I just wonder if they might consider selling The Perfect Match. The shop was empty at 10am as you'd expect as most student alarms go off at 10.45am.
A very pleasant lady asked to see my wares and when I showed her the book she could barely contain her delight. Okay...fair cop she said she would see what her boss thought about it and would get back to me. But you know what, I feel lucky tonight so I am just going to check how Derby are doing against Newcastle.
And its Derby 3 top of the table Newcastle 0. it must be an omen.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Road to Waterstones

Well my parents saw the book today for the first time and unbelievably my mum liked it. She was the woman who coined the phrase every silver lining has a cloud. Even my dad mustered a 'very good'. Comments criticism, praise...all in a days work in the life of an author....oh and by the way, I can die in peace now I have signed my autograph for the first time.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Perfect Match arrives at Rani's house in time for brew

Saturday morning, The Perfect Match finally arrived with a smart green suit and ready for action(imparting information). The feeling of elation was ...well not quite like scoring a goal or even comparable with sex but it was certainly up there in the UEFA cup places for best feeling of all time. So it happened that our good friends Gary and Claire(plus kids) were here this weekend and Gary asks if I would sign his copy. Well I'll tell you something, I have done a few crazy things in my life time but signing my autograph has got to go down as one of them! Dont worry I couldn't help dropping in an insult while I was at it. I haven't changed that much!