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Wednesday March 19th – Self-publishing blog diary

The proofs arrive back safely at Butler and Tanner – now it really is too late to change anything. Establish that both Gardners and Bertrams will take the book as stock. In the afternoon I drive to Central Books in Hackney Wick to deliver my copies of Inside Notting Hill. Getting there is not too bad but on the way back I hear on the radio that there is a burst water main near Baker Street and traffic is backed up from City Road to the Marylebone flyover. I therefore go south towards Blackwall Tunnel where there has been an accident. So an afternoon in the car – however it was nice to meet Bill at Central. Start looking for library suppliers – have discovered Askews and Holt Jackson.