El Gecko Publishing wishes you a Merry Christmas as Santa’s New Helpers flies off the shelves…
The past month has passed with a flurry of activity and we are now in the final run up to Christmas.
If those of you who live in the Southern hemisphere keep a watch out for Santa tomorrow night, you may see him travelling through the sky with his new helpers….and they won’t be reindeer. A new tradition started when Santa’s reindeer came down in the South African bush with a big BUMP, because there are now so many more children in the world to visit that they were too tired to pull his sleigh.
All was not lost, because the new helpers saved the day.
When launching a new book, it is always with a degree of trepidation, but Santa’s New Helpers has so far exceeded expectations, and is selling up a storm. It has provided the impetus for the following books in the series to be published.
Aside from the launch, Sue and I had a whistle-stop tour around the country, promoting the book and dropping copies off at our various suppliers, old and new.
Being the people we are, Sue and I could not confine our trip to selling alone. Since we were going to be in the Northern Cape anyway, why not make a small detour (about 1,500 kms) to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park? The trip has provided some wonderful source material for the drawings for the next book, which we hope to launch about mid 2017.
We would like to thank all our stockists for their support in getting the book out into the market and to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR.