Disappointing • 26 March 2009 • The SnowBlog


Wow, if I was on the Orange Longlist I'd be leaping for joy. My passport to fame and riches! Sadly, no. The Bookseller reports: "Less well-known titles received the biggest uplift, although with limited sales, with Samantha Hunt's The Invention of Everything Else (Harvill Secker) jumping 700% from one copy sold to eight." Eight copies sold in the week it gets onto the longlist for one of the top three literary prizes. Whoop dee doo.


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