Monday, April 07, 2008

Good Readings

Nope, not what you think. I just wanted to say thanks to Andrew at the Readings (Australia) bookstore chain. I emailed them because they were still showing an outdated cover for Hal 3, and not only did he fix that up but he also added summaries to all the books AND linked them all under a common author name. You'd think this would be standard for any bookseller, but take a look at some of the online catalogues around and you'll find four different spellings/combinations/re-imaginings/complete stuff-ups of my name - one for each book (and sometimes with a spare.) Another bookseller's catalogue has the most hilarious mashup of blurb sentences which stops mid sen--

The other point of this post? To let you know Readings are taking pre-orders for Hal Spacejock book 4.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)


Helga Hansen said...

Hi you... it's one of your shareholders here... I laughed when I read about your name probs... I'd love to hear you trying to pronounce my name when you see it on FB!

I must remember to give Amazon a peek later. Hope you are keeping well down there!

Dr Ian Hocking said...

My favourite has always been the oddity of listing my (English) book Deja Vu as a Spanish. Obviously, a cataloguer looked at the title and thought, uh, another Spanish book, I see...