Thursday, October 14, 2021

Turkish rights acquired to 'A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth'

I'm pleased to announce that Turkish rights to A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth are about to be acquired by Yeditepe Yayinevi and should appear under their Orenda imprint. This is the fourteenth foreign-language sale for the book so far.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ask Science Podcast Miniseries

For those who like podcasts, I'll have lots of news to announce soon. In the meantime, the Ask Science podcast invited me to take over for a five-episode series, in which I narrate abridged excerpts from A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth

You can listen to the first episode here or wherever you snarfle up your podcasts. The second episode is here.


Monday, October 11, 2021

US/Canada Pre-Order Promotion

US & Canada readers: pre-order A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth before Nov 1st and get Behind the Scenes: An (Even Shorter) History of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth completely free and what's more for nothing. Inquire within.

Literary Review Subscription Offer

The Literary Review loved A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth. So much so that they've chosen it as a promotional item. For this month only, subscribe or give a gift subscription to the Literary Review, and they'll send you a free copy of the book. And why wouldn't you? I subscribe to the Literary Review myself and it's one of the best reads on the planet. Follow this link and use the code VERYSHORT at checkout. Go on, you know you want to.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

5-Star Review on Popular Science website

Brian Clegg is a prolific writer on popular science on his own account. As if he doesn't have enough to do, he reviews a lot of other popular science books. Here's his verdict on A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth - 'This one is easy to sum up. Brilliant book. Buy it.' Read the full review here

Monday, October 4, 2021

German Edition out today

It's the 5th October and that can mean only one thing. Eine (Sehr) Kurze Geschichte Des Lebens, the German translation of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth, is published today, from Hoffmann und Campe