Children’s author ‘book bombs’ bookshops

book bombing

On Saturday, Charlotte Moore, the illustrator of the Agnil’s Worlds series, and I had a bit of elvish fun when we went into Cambridge to commit a feat of derring-do (or should that be daring-do?). I secretly planted the copies of The Rise of Agnil on the shelves of two bookshops while Charlotte took photos.

The Rise of Agnil has been available from Amazon since last December but so far can’t be bought from any high street bookshops.

Photo bombing is when someone unexpectedly or unintentionally appears in a photograph. I called it a book bombing because I put the books somewhere they would not otherwise have been found. I wanted to highlight the difficulties faced by indie authors and publishers in getting their books stocked on the high street. If anyone wants the books I have planted they can have them for free. I will refund the price paid in the shop if the purchaser contacts me.

book bombing