One of the things I'm loving about blogworld is the insider deal you can get on lives you know little or nothing about but may have always hankered after.Voyeur that I am, the booksellers and the publishers blogs have me fascinated and vicariously enjoying the nuts and bolts of the trade.
Checkout my Bookseller Blogs >>>>>These mostly keep me in hysterics, these people have the acerbic eye to beat them all and an unfailing wit that never misses a trick.They do not do pretentious that's for sure.
Cross the portals of Bookseller Crow dressed as Our Man at Boden (heaven forfend Johnnie ever goes in) and expect a blog mention especially if you are wearing the Stallion Shirt. In fact, please someone go in there in the Stallion Shirt, it would make such good reading.Don't set up a French market ouside Crockatt and Powell without telling them. If you wanted possibly (or possibly not)to glimpse Princess Anne you should have been at Mostly Books (or up the road, royal route uncertain)
Interspersed are the book trade gems and the lesser known reads that the rest of us struggle to find.If they recommend a book you can be sure it's one that is genuinely selling solidly and well in their neck of the woods and you may never read about it in the press.
Publisher's Blogs >>>>> are also featuring and these are fascinating. From the depths of this imperfect world many really daren't let on about anything ever going wrong, the rest own up to their fallibility and share it.The Snowblog is amongst my current favourites here and Scott Pack is doing a great job over at The Friday Project with Me and My Big Mouth, all essential daily reading here.
The world's an imperfect place like that for me too, plenty goes unaccording to plan so I'm right onside with someone else's good, honest, right old lash up of a mess that has them tearing their hair out. Consider the happy dilemma at Snowbooks, what if they sell too many books?
I just warm unconditionally to all these people who share this good life and all its googlies with the rest of us.