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The Raw Shark Texts and World Book Night Options
Steven Hall
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:18:00 PM

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Groups: Shoal , Whale Shark

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Posts: 416
Location: UK
Hello folks!

I have potentially very exciting news. The Raw Shark Texts has made it onto the list of the top 100 books for World Book Night!

This means - if it can stay on the top 100 list until the end of the week (1st September) - Raw Shark will be in the running to be one of the 20 novels selected for the night itself.

If selected, the WBN people will print 50,000 copies of my book and distribute it for free around the UK.
Obviously, this would be a gigantic boost for Shark, and for me and my work generally. It would be a very big and a very good thing!

If you’d like to vote for The Raw Shark Texts, just head over to http://www.worldbooknight.org/your-books

(You have to go 'choose your favourite books' and register, but it only takes 2 minutes...)

If Raw Shark is selected, we’ll be kicking into high gear with some neat un-surprises and rewards for those signing up to distribute it, and also some general celebratory extras and giveaways too!

Please help if you can, and do spread the word.

Thank you!

Steven


marsjams13
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:50:40 PM
Rank: Shoal
Groups: Shoal

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Posts: 69
Location: up there
I voted . . . Although I had to redirect to the UK site. . .I was defaulted to the US site. . .too bad it is not there as well. I would love to help distribute it, but I am guessing it is open only in the UK, eh?

Good luck!
Steven Hall
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:03:24 PM

Rank: Whale Shark
Groups: Shoal , Whale Shark

Joined: 1/24/2009
Posts: 416
Location: UK
Thanks Mars!

The US World Book Night don't seem to have a voting section in the same way. Perhaps someone should suggest it to them!
If one appears, we'll just have to do our best on that list too...

cheers again,

S
timlarsson
Posted: Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:55:12 AM

Rank: Luxophage
Groups: Shoal

Joined: 5/7/2009
Posts: 123
Location: Sweden
I didn't see this until right now, and is too late. But I see that it's on the 30th place, so that's on the top 100!
Let's just hope it gets selected, I really want people to read this book!

(And i noticed to my despair, that the book is sold out and out of print here in Sweden (Swedish edition)... I almost gave away my copy, and thought I'd just buy a new one sometime for myself... :o
Steven Hall
Posted: Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:58:27 PM

Rank: Whale Shark
Groups: Shoal , Whale Shark

Joined: 1/24/2009
Posts: 416
Location: UK
timlarsson wrote:
I didn't see this until right now, and is too late. But I see that it's on the 30th place, so that's on the top 100!
Let's just hope it gets selected, I really want people to read this book!

(And i noticed to my despair, that the book is sold out and out of print here in Sweden (Swedish edition)... I almost gave away my copy, and thought I'd just buy a new one sometime for myself... :o


Really? That's a shame.
The WBN voting seems to be overrunning, so you might still have time...
30th place? Wow! Thanks so much to everyone who voted!!

S
PaulyB
Posted: Sunday, September 2, 2012 9:17:33 PM
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Groups: Shoal

Joined: 8/22/2010
Posts: 4
Voted, best of luck!
Steven Hall
Posted: Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:08:17 PM

Rank: Whale Shark
Groups: Shoal , Whale Shark

Joined: 1/24/2009
Posts: 416
Location: UK
PaulyB wrote:
Voted, best of luck!


Thanks!

S
Steven Hall
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 11:41:47 AM

Rank: Whale Shark
Groups: Shoal , Whale Shark

Joined: 1/24/2009
Posts: 416
Location: UK
Sadly, The Raw Shark Texts wasn't selected for the 2013 Word Book Night list but huge thanks to everyone who voted for it.
I wonder if we can get further up their top 100 next year? Getting to number one would be quite something... :)

S
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