Olives - A Violent Romance and Beirut - An Explosive Thriller have sold out of their print editions.
I'm still not sure how to react to that. So I'll just post about it.
I found out from WH Smith, who are providing the books for this year's LitFest (where I am severally appearing), that they couldn't buy my books from Jashanmals.
I naturally asked (gently and politely as always) the Jashanmal gang what gives and the response was that they don't have enough left to fulfil the order. There are about 5 'clean' copies of Beirut and a few more of Olives, mostly on the shelves in their stores. They're clean out at warehouse except for about 60 shop-soiled copies that are 'unsaleable'.
I've got a few copies at home. But that, basically, is that. Experiment over. We've sold out, people.
Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy never did have a UAE edition and was always an online-only book, orderable as ebook or print.
Now, you can clearly still buy all three books as ebooks for Kindle, iPad, Android et al - and if you love print more than anyone loves print, you can also buy all three books in print from Amazon, Book Depository or, on order, from any bookshop in the world by quoting their ISBN number.
But the UAE edition wot I printed myself in the thousands, the booky books you could nip off to Kino's and carry away in a placcy bag, they're no longer available. That's it. Gone. Finished. Pining for the fjords.
I really couldn't do this without posting the 'buy' links for any lazy sods that haven't yet done the decent thing yet....