I’m delighted to announce that a deal has just been agreed with a leading distributor of foreign press in Athens, to get the books, in English, into over 400 bookshops and press points this summer! So now when you wander from the beach for an ice-cream you will be able to pick up a copy of The Illegal Gardener or Black Butterflies and return to dabble you toes in the warm sea as you eat your confection and become lost in The Greek Village.
The manuscript for The Illegal Gardener has gone to the printers today… It feels appropriate that it will be Greeks printing the copies in Greece, contributing to employment and the economy.
The distributor, Milkro Hellas, handles a large percentage of foreign publications that are sold in Greece, including many leading newspapers, and high profile authors such as Victoria Hislop.
We are currently in discussion with them to get the books onto the shelves of the bookshops in Athens airport too… which means that even if your holiday is over you will not have to leave The Greek Village!