Last night was the launch of 9987 and Make It Back at the Opera Bar, Newcastle.
The turnout was fantastic, the atmosphere was amazing. Of course, my photos from the night are so dark and don't do the event justice, so if anyone has any to pass on, please do so.
Caroline Smailes passed on a message to be read out for Nik on the night as she was unable to attend, the readings went down a storm and another point from the night to bring up... 9987 is not based on Nik's life whatsoever. I'm sure that will soon become his catchphrase - and one he can put into practise this Sunday at Borders Silverlink when he will hold his debut signing session! Nik will be there from 12-4pm to sign books and answer any questions about the book (and DVD rentals?).
9987 is also BOOK OF THE MONTH in The Crack magazine this month. No money was needed to get such a review - all that was needed was a brilliant debut novel, and luckily it is.
Remember you can vote in Tonto's March giveaway:
To celebrate the end of Tonto’s 'New Discoveries in Fiction' initiative, readers are able to vote for the title they'd like to see given away for free on 2 March - just in time to arrive in your inbox for World Book Day. PDF excerpts of each book can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the book in the subject line. Voting is via the blog over there on the right...
Whichever title receives the most votes will be made free throughout March 2008 in PDF format and the paperback version of the winning title will also be half-price throughout March.
Have a great weekend!
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