Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Book Promotion

Meinwen sighed and sank back against the paste-table, all but collapsing it with her weight. What was wrong with people? She'd set her pitch at the edge of the market – with a note from Councillor Waterman to say she had permission – but despite the number of people not a single copy of her Guide to Laverstone had been sold.

"You need a new approach," said Winston as he approached eating a warm sausage roll from the baker's. "Don't try to sell it as a guide to the town – people think they know the town. Here, let me try." He stuffed the remainder of the roll in his mouth and picked up a handful of the slim books.

"Ghosts and Demons in Laverstone," he shouted. "Mass murderers, serial killers and kidnappers! See who lives in your neighbourhood. Only a tenner today! Can you afford not to know who's watching as you run your bath?"

Meinwen had sold out by mid-day. She was so pleased she bought Winston a burger*.




*vegetarian, from sustainable soya farms.

4 comments:

stephanie said...

Ah! Clever lad. Will she redesign the cover, I wonder?

Of course the burger would be soy. ;)

Leatherdykeuk said...

If you recall Dead Line, Winston is an artist :)

aims said...

Only a tenner and I'm cuttin me own throat!

Leatherdykeuk said...

*laughs*
Excellent!