Roland Tye’s debut novel Weekender was doing the rounds at the Edinburgh fringe festival this weekend. Did you manage to catch a glimpse of it anywhere during that time?
Published by Comely Bank Publishing, Weekender is set in Edinburgh over the course of a weekend so it was appropriate that Roland chose a Saturday and Sunday to dispense free copies of the novel in the capital city, aided and abetted by Our Best Attention author Jane Tulloch.
The aim of the stunt was to get people reading Weekender and talking about it. Leaflets in the books left in fringe festival venues asked people to read the book, review and pass it on, and to follow its progress on Twitter using the hashtag #discoverweekender
Weekender is officially published in September, although copies are available now directly from the author or from Blackwell's bookshop in Edinburgh.