This is nice: Yachting Monthly has reviewed Old Man Sailing and called it a “word-of-mouth bestseller”.
And there’s some evidence for that: the daily sales from Amazon tend to be higher than they were a couple of months ago – with a higher proportion coming from overseas. Now a Dutch sailing magazine has asked for a review copy.
It’s all very gratifying – particularly meeting someone new and finding they’ve read it already.
This would never have happened if had been picked up by a mainstream publisher.
The latest news is that the Audible edition is nearing completion – that is to say, the narrator has recorded it and is now dealing with the inevitable glitches and corrections. I’ll let you know when it’s ready.
… at least I will if I have a mobile signal. On Ed Sheeran’s Desert Island Discs recommendation, I’m now headed for The Gambia.