Just having a lengthy moan to my friend Chany about how everything's such a slog, nothing ever just falls into your lap, you have to work for every little thing that happens...when I open my email box, and this falls out! An incredibly nice email from a director of publishing at IPC mags, who's read TOYPD and likes it, so I ask if I can do any features or anything at all really for them to drum up some more publicity for the book, and she comes back with a fantastic offer:
If anyone from your publishing house could send me a banner ad & a page ad, I could get your book free space online & in various titles.
How great is that?! So of course I email Simon and Schuster straight away, and some hours later I phone Grainne, who's in charge of publicity for TOYPD to see what's happening, and she tells me she's passed it on to marketing - a phrase which fills me with dread, actually - but hopefully it will not end there and they will actually produce an ad and take advantage of the free advertising that just fell out of the sky into our laps...we'll see.