Welcome NOOK readers!
Something quite unexpected happened today – Barnes & Noble decided to promote Time Rep on the front page of their website for the next thirty days, highlighting it as a “compelling read from an emerging author”! They have also taken it upon themselves to place adverts for the book on NOOK devices, and even e-mail their customers about it! What nice people! I might send them some biscuits.
So in light of this sudden publicity, I thought I’d better say a quick hello to all the NOOK readers discovering my rather average website for the first time. To get yourself acquainted with how things work around here, I suggest you first of all check out the rules I created for this blog. So far I have managed not to break any, but then again I did once vow never to eat quiche, only to try some a few years later. Boy, did I regret that – I hate quiche.
Secondly, if you’re interested in Time Rep and would like to know more, there’s a whole load of extra stuff accompanying the book. First and foremost, you should really check out the excerpt from the Time Rep Employee Handbook. To be honest, it won’t tell you much about what it’s like to be a Time Rep, although it does give you an insight into one of the main characters in the story – Ernest Knight. Secondly, there are two excerpts from The Bluffer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Riding in elevators and Knowing your celebrities. These tell you even less about what it’s like to be a Time Rep, but they do provide an interesting insight into how people from the year 3049 perceive us. Finally, you can take this quiz to see if you have what it takes to be a Time Rep. I’m constantly adding new stuff to this site, and I think about forty percent of it is pretty good, so be sure to check back often.
Anyway, that was it. It just remains for me to once again welcome all NOOK readers to the site – I do hope you enjoy it!