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Latest update on book sales

| January 28, 2010

Here is the latest map showing where our books sales are happening. As you can tell, lots of action in BC and Ontario, but we’re also getting more orders from the Prairies as well as the Maritime provinces. The different marker colours represent the number of books sent to each address – for example, red […]

One month until the Olympics begin…

| January 12, 2010

Being from British Columbia, the big thing on most people’s minds is the upcoming Olympics in Vancouver, set to begin in exactly one month. Up here in Slumberland (about 5 hours from Vancouver) things are a bit more subdued, almost lethargic in some cases. In fact, when I asked Buck Pincher what his favorite Olympic […]

Book Signings at the Mall…

| December 23, 2009

We just finished our second book signing at Cherry Lane Mall in Penticton last night…a great response from local people. Some were waiting to get their copies when we arrived to set up at 4p.m., alerted to the event by a great article on the book in the local newspaper, the Penticton Herald. Orders for […]

Book Review by the North Shore News, North Vancouver

| December 2, 2009

The North Shore News, a mainstream newspaper in North Vancouver,  just did a book review of A Fine Day for a Drive in their November 27th edition. The Car Side column was a regular feature in the auto section of the paper for a number of years, so we really appreciate the great book review […]

So where is the book going?

| November 26, 2009

I’ve been using a free app called to keep track of book sales. As you can see from this screen shot a few days ago, most of our book orders are to folks in Ontario. Hey, Prairie Provinces, how about a little more support?! Come to think of it, I don’t see anything from […]

The Book Has Arrived!

| November 5, 2009

  Yes, the day we’ve all been waiting for has come…on November 5th, a large transport truck backed up to my driveway and a cheerful driver named Peter unloaded boxes and boxes of books with his self-powered pallet jack. Unfortunately, the pallet jack wouldn’t fit through my basement door, so I got to carry them […]

Latest news…

| October 25, 2009

It’s been exciting to see the book orders starting to come in via PayPal, even though we are still waiting for the books to arrive from the printers (Friesens Printing in Manitoba). I just had word that the shipping date from the plant is this coming Friday, October 30th, so that’s great news. The shipment […]

A Fine Day for a Drive…Arriving soon!

| October 11, 2009

Based on the popular automotive humour column The Car Side, the book A FINE DAY FOR A DRIVE takes us back to the early years of Slim Shambles’ career, to the time when he first opened his shop and hired his infamous staff. While the monthly column was focused on actual technical problems and solutions,  A […]

It’s at the printers…

| October 4, 2009

The last chapter has been written, the final proof-reading has been done, the files are sent…and now we wait for the books to arrive. It’s hard to believe that within a few short weeks my basement will be filling up with thousands of books…hopefully they won’t stay for long! There has been growing interest in […]

Special Website Pricing for A Fine Day for a Drive – $14.95!

| September 22, 2009

A Fine Day for a Drive will be pre-priced at $14.95 + GST and shipping ($2.00 in Canada via Canada Post). Anyone who signs up on our Notification List will get this price, even if costs go up by the time the book arrives from the printers! Our tentative release date is early- to mid-November, […]