Tuesday, July 18, 2006

24654th Bestseller

I discovered yesterday that 'It's Your Time You're Wasting' is the 24 654th best seller in the UK according to Amazon. See for yourself:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0955285402/202-5994207-5735839?v=glance&n=266239

and scroll down to 'Product Details'

I was absolutely full of myself and had convinced myself that success as an author was just a few steps away. (Well 24653 anyway). I assured Mrs. Chalk that I would not be changed by the trappings of fame and promised to ignore the attentions of groupies.

Her withering look brought me back to Earth as she pointed out that the 7th best seller was a book on Astrology.

Astrology, for God's sake! How can anybody possibly be that stupid. (Visions of my Year 11 bottom set wander into my mind)

I imagine nowadays that it's probably a degree course somewhere.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Join Amazon's Associate scheme and get everyone to buy your book using a link from your site. Potentially an extra 63p for you on each sale...

Nelly said...

Mr Chalk - I work in a homeless hostel. It's situated in a sink estate and is populated by the sort of characters you teach - several years on.

Your blog is excellent. Good luck with the book. Don't worry too much about the punctuation for that's what editors are for.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mr C - a best seller on your hands and it isn't even available to get hold of yet!

I wouldn't be surprised to see it move up a few thousand places in the list once it actually appears...

Anonymous said...

Kepler College in Washington state offers a degree in astrology. Alchemy must be next. JHuhman

Anonymous said...

Well I've ordered a copy and I can't wait!!!!! I love the blog and I don't care about the punctuation, spelling or anything else. It's brilliant and makes me feel better. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

#859 as of 31/7/08
going to order my copy too. love your blog!

Anonymous said...

oops typo error
should be 31/7/06 silly me!

calabarboy said...

#594 as at 22nd Septermber 206. You really are moving up the rank ladder!!!