One of the things you don’t know about books until you write one is that it’s not entirely clear when, or indeed whether, they’ve actually been published. According to Amazon, No Small Change – my book about financial services marketing, co-written with my old friend Anthony Thomson. – isn’t published until June 22nd. In fact, though, unless I dreamed it, we held two very jolly launch events on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (5th and 6th) and sold a stack of copies at each, and if that’s not “being published” I don’t know what is.
And in fact I can’t have dreamed it, because, as you can see, there is photographic evidence. And I look so uncharacteristically delighted that I must be holding a real copy of the book and not just some kind of dummy which has to stand in for the real thing until the publication date. Thomson’s expression is, it must be said, a bit more equivocal. But then again, he must be balancing uncomfortably on stilts to be towering above me to that extent.