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Publishers are supposedly renowned for not going the distance with books. Actually, in my experience this just isn’t true. If we love the book, we defy logic or common sense with our outraged loyalty (family and friends are particularly at risk here). Ask any publisher and they’ll have a story about a fabulous book that just never sold or reached its full potential. Everything was lined up but the magic just didn’t happen.

In the UK, Water For Elephants is such a book: a fantastic piece of story telling that deserves a wide and appreciative audience . It’s a love story set during a fascinating period in 20th century history, it’s dark and violent in places, it’s a murder mystery with a cast of grifters, freaks and star crossed lovers and one very large elephant.

In the States, the book has sold over three million copies, spent years on the New York Times bestseller list and I believe it’s practically illegal for a book group not to read it. Internationally, it’s been sold in over 30 territories. Yet, despite extremely respectable sales, in the UK the blue touch paper of high profile chart success remains unlit. It’s not been on the radar of the ‘civilian’ (the non-book world) world. That is, until now, when things are about to change.

The movie, starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz, opens in early May and looks terrific. This is not always the case with love book/love film (e g Captain Corelli – oh dearie me but One Day and Never Let Me Go seem safe) but with what I know I feel confident. We have the trailer on the Water For Elephants page of this site – judge for yourself. The movie (and the actors) will bring the book to a whole new audience. Many of this new audience may never see the film, but want to read the book and many will be brought to the book

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through the stars. Note to Twilight fans – this book is very much shorter than what you’re used to.

So, tenacity may yet pay off. I first published Water For Elephants in 2006 and since then I have put five different covers on it over five formats. The movie tie in will be its sixth outing. My colleagues and I have evangelised about this for five years and now, and now…

… the moral of this blog? Never give up!

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