SALES TRACK: 154,000+ copies shipped in OTR + E combined. Canadian numbers have over-indexed against the US for this series. A strong and consistent performer, always published in original trade paperback. A Time of Love and Tartan, the 12th book in the series, has performed slightly better than its predecessor, with 3,300 copies shipped across formats in one year, and a very clean sale.
FALL AUTHOR TOUR: McCall Smith will go to Calgary WordFest and Winnipeg for a McNally Robinson event in October and November.
SERIES: This is the world’s longest-running serialized novel and continues to be published weekly in The Scotsman newspaper for 3 months of each year. This is McCall Smith’s funniest series, with chapters that are like candy—quick and delicious to consume and you don’t want to stop.
AUTHOR PLATFORM: Sandy is one of the world’s favorite authors, and he has received numerous accolades for his work. Most recently, he was presented with the National Arts Club’s Medal of Honor for Achievement in Literature in 2017. His popularity continues to grow, and he now has more than 69,500 fans on Facebook and 17,700+ followers on Twitter.
“Fragrant, refreshing, and soothing as a cup of—well, you know what.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street series:
"Irresistible. . . . Packed with the charming characters, piercing perceptions, and shrewd yet generous humor that have become McCall Smith's cachet." --Chicago Sun-Times
"Very special. . . . Underpinned by a guiding moral intelligence. . . . Sense and humor fuse absolutely." --The Scotsman
"Will make you feel as though you live in Edinburgh, if only for a short while, and it's a fine place to visit indeed. . . . Long live the folks on Scotland Street." --The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
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