Saturday, 20 March 2010

Prizes and sales figures

I read today that one of the books long-listed for this year's Orange Prize has to date sold just 188 copies, so there's hope for us all yet!


  1. When I was being interviewed by an agent who briefly entered my life, I remember him asking me 'do you want to make money or win prizes' as if it was impossible to do both. By the look of these sales figures (and they're far from unusual for a prize list, from what I can gather) he was right.

  2. What was your answer, Alis? I think I'd go for the money. (How sad is that!)