Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Walter Ellis: Old Madame Arcati moaner publishes an e-novel

Long-in-the-tooth Arcatistes may recall regular yesteryear commenter on this site, Walter Ellis, a former Sunday Times grunt and occasional obituarist. He remains a warmer of my cockles for this observation of me: "You may be clever and you may (sometimes) be shrewd, but your mind is diseased. If you were a young man, you would be arrested. Take my advice - get help."

I now see that the cock-cunting fart has got in touch with an old colleague of his, one cock-cunting Roy Greenslade of the cock-cuntingly edited Guardian, to promote his e-novel London Eye. Apparently he's only flogged two copies at 10p, or whatever, on Amazon's online Kindle Store. Roy, who only shares his helium with grizzled former colleagues for presumed psycho-professional reasons, sweetly gives the book a mention and that should shift another two copies I'm sure. It's not what you know....

Let it not be said that Madame Arcati bears grudges. Though I'm far too busy to read e-novels, I'm happy to provide a link to his novel and a link to Walter moaning about his book's 'invisibility'. When he has stopped whingeing and whining, he may want to read one of my posts on the US author Laura Van Wormer who now runs an e-literary agency and whose republished work in e-format enjoys great success.

Talent finds its audience, Walter! 

7 comments:

Ciaran Rehill said...

I have an online novel(la) too.

Madame Arcati said...

Well add a link then. Don't let Walter grab all the glory.

the late Emily Bronte said...

He should be congratulated for at least one thing-having the most boring book cover of all time.

Anonymous said...

What a big-hearted soul you are Madame. May I suggest to Walter Ellis that he writes a series of e-novels with titles taken from London hotspots, such as The Bloody Tower, Hyde Park and Speakers' Corner. I'm sure his books would sell like hot cakes on board those double-decker buses bearing Japanese tourists and their ilk. It's not enough to be a writer these days.

Minty Clinched said...

'Cock-cunting' is extremely vulgar. I'm reporting you to Mrs Budworth.

Geezer said...

The obvious thing to do is set up a bookstall near the London Eye. A bestseller!

Contessa said...

His novel does sound interesting but I don't understand. Can you just pop your book onto Amazon and the sell it for you? I'm awfully confused.