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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

 

Day off & press releases

Have spent my day off looking at the meagre sales figures for my book and writing out press releases etc. Although I’m not too hopeful because of the practice of ‘bulk delete’ that occurs in so many offices, my carefully worded press releases will go down the electronic spam toilet. I’ve punted copies of it to all the newspapers who have given me a mention over the past few years, although the Daily Mail has been left off my list. Don’t ask why, it’s a thing I have. I just don’t want them to do a ‘Copperfield’ on me.

For posterity, here is the text of it.

PRESS RELEASE

*Release Source: William Sticker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Traffic Warden writes book

Somewhere in the UK— Bill Sticker the Local Authority Traffic Warden who writes the blog ‘Walking the Streets’ has published his first book.

Walking the Streets – the book not the blog is a number of things; part collection of anecdotes from life on the Streets and car parks of an English provincial town; part humorous biography, and part guide to challenging that pesky parking ticket with examples of how to write parking ticket challenge letters.

What the media have said about the original weblog;
Jane Perrone; The Guardian “… a one-man manifesto for the rehabilitation of the traffic warden in the public consciousness.”
Tim Worstall; The Independent “Bill Sticker gives us his mordant view of life from the kerbside. Idiot drivers, irate myopics……. Like most of those who blog about their jobs he is not overly impressed with the current style of British management.”
The Click; Times Online “This Parking Enforcement Officer’s story of life on the job is grim, funny and gripping.”

Hiding from his employers behind his pseudonym, Bill Sticker routinely takes mocking pot shots at the greedy, blinkered and often downright angry on his day to day weblog at http://parkingattendant.blogspot.com. Alternatively Walking the Streets – the book not the blog is full of rewritten and never before published (On or off line) material available for purchase at www.lulu.com or http://www.lulu.com/content/919364.

Link to Publication*: http://www.lulu.com/billsticker

About the author
Bill Sticker is currently a working Parking Enforcement Officer and this is his first book.

About LULU
Founded in 2002, Lulu is the world’s fastest-growing print-on-demand marketplace for digital do-it-yourselfers. Please see www.lulu.com for more information.

Media Contact: billsticker at gmail dot com (Phone number removed for my own peace of mind)

On a less formal note; Big thank you for the extra traffic to Tim Worstall from this post of his.

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4 Comments:

Blogger James said...

First of all congratulations, Bill!

I'll get my hands on a copy soon.

If you're interested in any further self-publicity see below:

Interested in a media and educational outlet for your blogging?

If so, follow the details on my blog

http://workblogging.blogspot.com/2007/07/do-you-blog-about-work.html

If your blog isn't an education I don't know what is!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:21:00 pm  
Blogger caramaena said...

You might want to think about creating a button for people to add to their blog. I'd certainly put one up for you :)

Friday, July 20, 2007 3:35:00 am  
Blogger caramaena said...

Heh, you can tell it's my day off - I had a very quick go at making a button/link. It's on my blog if you want to see.

I can't paste the code here, but give me a shout if you want it - caramaena at gmail dot com

Friday, July 20, 2007 10:46:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Lulu the only place to get the book? I can't seem to find it for sale on Amazon.co.uk or Play.com where I would normally buy these.

Can't wait to read it

Friday, July 20, 2007 1:19:00 pm  

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