Tuesday, January 12, 2010
"Sales have slowed recently," said Harold, chewing the end of his pencil. He loathed the taste but knew it made Jasfoup cringe like fingernails on a blackboard.
"Holiday season," said the demon, who knew all to well what his employer was doing and refused to look up. "People don't buy antiquated books during the season. They just want ghost written 'autobiographies' of minor celebrities." He made inverted commas with his finger for 'autobiographies'.
"And the bad weather doesn't help either." Harold bit his lip. "The only people shifting second hand books this time of year is the charity shops that sell hardbacks for tenpence. All the old dears buy them instead of coal."
"On the upside, though," said Jasfoup, "People will be doing spring clearing soon. You can pick up some cracking masterworks for next to nothing."