Something made my day today. I went for a walk along Lambton Quay, the shopping street in central Wellington that follows the old coastline and is widely regarded as New Zealand’s retail ‘golden mile’.
Half-way along is the flagship outlet of national book retail colossus Whitcoulls. And in the front, exactly where it will capture customers walking in off that hallowed retail footpath, I found a stack of my book Convicts: New Zealand’s hidden criminal past.
You couldn’t ask for better placing. I had to photograph the pile, of course, with the 1.3 mP camera in my trusty iPAQ (that’s not a typo).
Last week they had my book Shattered Glory (Penguin 2010) in the same spot. Go Whitcoulls! Discovering my books placed just there in one of New Zealand most heavily-trafficked bookshops made my day.
Without reducing anyone’s urge to rush in and buy the book, I should add that you can also win a copy, my ‘Convicts Contest’ is open until 28 July.
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