No. of horrendous bills in post: 1
No. of dead fish in tank: 1
Not a good start to the day, despite the sunshine. Have been wondering about that 20% estimate. Looked up http://www.thebookseller.com/?pid=230 which lists the latest deals to see how many 'new talents' had done the deal lately. I counted 3 major authors, 8 established authors, 2 screenwriters, 1 movie tie-in, 1 living legend, 1 football tie-in, 4 journalists, 1 new author with help of established journalist, 1 non fiction on dead pope, which left 1 'major new talent' and 1 other. Not very encouraging. Perhaps John Walsh is closer to the mark. Perhaps it's time to give up now.
Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.