Apologies to subscribers who only intended to join for a year and whose membership has automatically been renewed. If you don't want the second year, please email me and I'll refund your subscription.
Nicky and Morag will be hitting Edinburgh Book Festival in the middle of next week and distributing RBC propaganda. If you're not a member and want to join, now is the time - the price is increasing following Royal Mail's price changes earlier in the year. From Sunday 17th August it will be £75 for UK membership and £120 for worldwide. Still a bargain of the first order.
All went out last week, so hopefully they're with you now. If not, blame Laurie who dealt with the postage. Amazingly, one subscriber received the same title two months in a row, an extraordinary coincidence since we rarely pack duplicate titles of anything.
Have just been collected by John, the postman. They should be with you by Thursday.
It's like Christmas, but twelve times a year, and without a family fight.
Email arrived yesterday from Lauren, the latest member to join the Random Book Club (there's a photo of her holding her first random book too, but can't work out how to upload that in a post). 'Just woke up (can you tell?) to this bad boy through the random book club! Very happy, loving this already. Lauren'
We're planning to do a Random Book Club event in London - it will be a talk by an author, but you won't have any idea who it is until they appear. Any suggestions for venues would be most welcome.
Spent the day picking books which we bought from Booker Prize judge Stuart Kelly. One lucky member will be receiving his own copy of the winner of the 2013 prize, The Luminaries.
The books going out this week will be the twelfth batch of random books. The Random Book Club will be one year old.
We've decided to push back the price increase until March, when the Random Book Club will have completed its first year. We hope that you've been (largely) happy with your random books, and as a thank-you, all existing members who decide to risk a second year will continue to pay the original price of £59. On top of that, any new members introduced by an original member will also benefit by only paying the rock-bottom £59 rate.