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Old 25-09-2005, 10:57   #41
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And that's made it to the top 100 as well, congrats and it's not even released yet



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Old 07-03-2006, 18:01   #42
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Can't believe you haven't plugged this book either, but the fifth one Cherub 5: Divine Madness is due for release on or before the 6th April. Only £3.99 from Amazon.co.uk which is a bit of a bargain (especially if you make that up to £15 and get free shipping )
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Old 07-03-2006, 18:54   #43
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Yeah, I reccomend that everyone buy four copies so they can get free shipping. You could buy other products, but what's in it for me...
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Old 27-03-2006, 13:22   #44
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Free bump because Robert has been very kind when dealing with my order for his latest book! Thanks Robert/bollecks.
Latest book is 94 in the top 100.

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Old 30-03-2006, 19:17   #45
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Just wanted to say I finally got The Recruit the other day and tis very good Enjoyed it so much I went out and bought the other four (in the 3-for-2 at Waterstones ) Been meaning to read them for ages (I basically only reading children's books, so it was inevitable I'd get to these eventually, wish I'd read them sooner now!) I love the fact they talk like normal kids. Loads of books I've read lately and thought, people just don't talk like that. So yeah, that's my waffle over.
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I just noticed thi thread, but it looks like you've broken top 50 now too! Well done.

# Paperback 320 pages (April 6, 2006)
# Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
# Language: English
# ISBN: 0340894342
# Category(ies): Children's Books
# Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 41
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Old 07-04-2006, 19:30   #47
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Thanks, the new book Divine Madness was officially released this week, and for the first time one of my books has actually cracked the Neilsen top 20 childrens books. Hopefully we'll go even higher next week when everyone has stock.

It's only the huge names like Jacqueline Wilson, Garth Nix and Anthony Horowitz who consistently outsell me now and they've obviousy had much longer than me to build their fanbases.

I'm still alternating between bigheadeness and disbelief, becasue the odds of getting your book published are slim and then odds of rising out of the 30,000 odd children's titles published every year equally slim, but kids realy like my books and they're just selling faster all the time.
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Old 07-04-2006, 19:52   #48
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Nice one congrats Robert!
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Old 09-04-2006, 00:09   #49
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Was wandering around Bluewater last Thursday and was surprised to see Divine Madness on the table - had forgotten it was due but have purchased it and am enjoying it greatly!
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Have to say that I got the first 3 books before Christmas for my 10 year old, He's been raving about them and now has the rest too. Started reading them myself this week, Onto the third one now and have to say you seem to have hit the right balance.

One thing that came across to me is that this would make a great TV series, have you thought about branching out there ?
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They had big stacks of Divine Madness in Borders when I was there last, all displayed prominently in the "new kids books" section near the front of the store, with sizable stacks of the previous Cherub books next to them. I made sure to arrange them neatly for maximum visibility as I passed

I've got my copy, but not had a chance to read it yet. It's next on my list, though.
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Old 15-04-2006, 10:54   #52
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One thing that came across to me is that this would make a great TV series, have you thought about branching out there ?
Pah, they should make some proper Cherub movies, but I suppose with Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider movie coming out soon, that isn't likely right at the moment. Bah to Horowitz's books, which aren't as good!
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TV is a bit naff becasue it's a kids book and kids TV budgets are limited. I met with a TV company and they were great people, but they were completely blunt about the fact that they couldn't film abroad, couldn't touch drugs, would have to severely censor the violence and introduce some 'responsable' adult characters to balance it out.

I actually had an Oscar winning director (and one of my faves!) pretty keen to make a movie of the first book. I got very excited but he was tied into a production deal with a studio and the studio heads said there was too much kids spy stuff around.

At present we're negotiating with a couple of film production companies. My fave is a smallish UK company that would make the first book as low budget film, which I think would actually work better with my material than having it blown up to a big hollywood effort.

As with all books, there's a big chance that someone will buy the rights but not be able to put the money together to actaully make the film.
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Old 16-04-2006, 12:50   #54
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I bought 2-5 yesterday after seeing them in WHS, really enjoyed the first one after buying it signed through here.

Am really thrilled that it's going so well for you

Would it be too cheeky to ask you to sign the others if I send them to you?
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Old 17-04-2006, 19:16   #55
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You can if you pay the postage, but it's about £1 per book each way I'm afraid!
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Of course!

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Congrats on getting a full cover on Publishing News (even if it is an advert, shows that your publishers have high hopes for your books!).

I'm looking forward to Man Vs Beast.
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We bought Divine Madness for our 9 year old son last month. He's just whizzed through it and really, really enjoyed it!

I was worried that it might be a bit old for him, but apparently not. Just off on holiday this week, so bought him The Killing which should keep him happy for a while.

Well done Robert on your hard work and well deserved success.
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Old 22-05-2006, 13:47   #59
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We bought Divine Madness for our 9 year old son last month. He's just whizzed through it and really, really enjoyed it!

I was worried that it might be a bit old for him, but apparently not. Just off on holiday this week, so bought him The Killing which should keep him happy for a while.

Well done Robert on your hard work and well deserved success.
Glad he liked them. I think of my books as 10 or 11+ and I'm often surprised by how young some of the kids who read them are. It basically goes to show how pointless it is to try putting reading ages on books. Some kids are just way ahead of others.
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And some of us adults are clearly way behind
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