The new compact hardback version of The New Sylva has been well received by readers this autumn.
Many readers have commented that they can’t believe what good value it is (£30 RRP) for a book of its size and production quality. It makes the original version (2014) appear large in comparison, but the designers of the 2021 compact edition have managed to cleverly redesign it without any significant loss of impact. While the glorious drawings are 30% smaller and the hardback cover is a little less luxurious, it still feels and looks like a quality book.
If you would still prefer to get your hands on the original edition, don’t despair, I’m told it will be republished in 2022. I’ll be announcing more details on this in the new year.
This weekend I visited my local bookshop in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, to sign a few copies of The New Sylva (2021) to help them make the most of the Christmas sales opportunity. My young Italian Spinone Alba enjoyed the attention she received from Helen and Ali. See: www.wallingfordbookshop.co.uk
If you can’t visit your own local bookshop in person, why not take a look at Bookshop which allows you to shop online for books and support your local bookshop at the same time. What’s not to like!