Insider trading…

I’m not sure how these snippets came to be on my desk but here they are:

Apparently Dunnes Stores have brought in a new book supplier. Webbs World (based in the UK) has, until now, dealt mostly in supplying children’s titles to garden centres, Heatons and the World of Wonder shops around Ireland. (I kid you not, garden centres!)

The folks at Webbs World are looking to expand their list - but any smart, enterprising and savvy heads out there would be getting in touch quick. (The man you would be looking to talk to is Roger Stanley, Senior Book Buyer)

Elsewhere - Puffin UK have managed to scoop up the rights to David Almond’s new book. The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean (out in 2011) will be a crossover children’s and adult book (influenced by Edward Scissorhands and A Clockwork Orange).

I’m not too sure if having a new home will affect Almond’s writing or not (surely not) but I’m impatiently looking forward to getting my hands on a copy when it hits the shelves! (Has anyone else read Clay? Or Heaven Eyes? Or Skellig? Or Kit’s Wilderness? Or… you get the idea)

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  • No relation, David, honest!

    Comment | November 3, 2009
  • I believe ye… honest I do :)

    Comment | November 4, 2009

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