In the last 4 days my blog hits and visits have soared. People have visited from all over the world. And in those 4 days this media coverage has occurred:
Print article in The Independent, which starts with “A new digital novel will overturn centuries of literary tradition by allowing readers to choose how they would like a story to end…”
Article in The Telegraph, that starts with, “In a radical departure from literary tradition, author Caroline Smailes’s latest work 99 Reasons Why has a choice of 11 possible endings.”
Article in The Mail Online, that starts “A new digital novel will change its ending based on the the reader’s tastes and mood.”
BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today’ talks about the novel.
A negative ‘report’ in The Telegraph (no interview or approach made by the person who wrote the article), claiming that authors should have a sense of an ending: ‘If you provide your readers with a choice of endings, or curtain lines, you are not taking your work seriously – and don’t deserve to be taken seriously yourself.’ Ouch!
My appearance on BBC Breakfast – (including part 2 of the clip from the TV broadcast): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17072179
99 Reasons Why: In Ukraine
99 Reasons Why: Dutch?
99 Reasons Why: In Portugueses
99 Reasons Why: In Hungary
99 Reasons Why: On MSNBC
99 Reasons Why: In the Daily Times in Pakistan
99 Reasons Why: In the Huffington Post
99 Reasons Why: In Russian
99 Reasosn Why: In Lithuanian
99 Reasons Why: In China
99 Reasons Why: In Latvian?
99 Reasons Why: In Gizbot
Radio interview: BBC Radio Scotland.
Radio interview: BBC Radio Hereford.
Radio interview: BBC Radio 5Live.
So tomorrow, it’s back to my quiet office, to editing, to my roller-skates, with a pot of tea and a packet of Jammie Dodgers.
That was a rather exciting 4 days.
(For those who are interested, the photos are from BBC Breakfast: the sign on my dressing room, in makeup, my dressing room and on set)