Saturday, March 27, 2010
Having sold out our first order of The Tortoise and the Hare, by Elizabeth Jenkins, I am greedily awaiting the second. Jenkins wrote 12 novels, but as my friend John Eklund pointed out, none of the others are readily available.
He saw that as a terrible thing. I thought that the singular availability makes it easier for me to sell 100 copies of The Tortoise and the Hare. No "paradox of choice" problems here.
As you read recently, Jenkins was one of the founders of the Jane Austen Society, and as we always have fans, why not have a display that caters to the groupie. We've got Austen notecards, journals, and action figures.
If you're looking for an Austenesque novel that we do have in stock, and is also winning raves from booksellers, you could do worse than Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, which we touted in our last email newsletter.