And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a full house – all one hundred spots for the Penguin Postcard Project have been snapped up. Incredible! If you were hoping to join up, sorry for the bad news – but please do continue to leave your details here on the site, and follow the blog for updates. After all, in the event that not all reviews are returned first time round*, I might just need to call on my reserves…
It’s been a whirlwind week, with over a thousand views of the site here, and lots of positive feedback to boot (thank you, lovely commenty people). As you can see, I’ve been a busy little bee, buying stamps and envelopes and scrawling out addresses en masse. And the response has been global: UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, USA, Australia, NZ… The list goes on. It’s wonderful, and so encouraging, to see the passion is inspired by literature for so many around the world. Vive the literati!
The postcards will be sent on their merry little way soon – released and flying the nest for havens unknown. So keep an eye on your doormats and mailboxes. The allocation of postcards was entirely random, and I should probably warn you that there are a few… let’s call them… obscure ones in there. If that turns out to be yours, don’t despair! Why not embrace the opportunity of immersing yourself in something completely different? Even if that something is Aircraft Recognition… (Sorry!)
More to come in due course on the logistics of sourcing your book, which may or may not be out of print. Until then: please follow the blog, like our Facebook Page or follow us on what is currently a sparse wasteland of a Twitter page – but which will spring to life just as soon as people start noticing it… (It has a few morale issues.)
* This is in no way some sort of tacit permission for anyone not to return their review to me. That’s a legally binding contract you’ve entered into here… well, OK, not legally binding, but still jolly important. Up there with tax returns, world peace and trying not to laugh when someone trips over in front of you.