Vince sells out

by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2009

It was back in January – well ahead of its April publication date – I pre-ordered my copy of Vince Cable’s impending opus, The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What It Means, from Amazon.

Alas, today I received a plaintive email from Amazon, apologising for its non-delivery: “We’re still trying to obtain the following item[s] you ordered on 26 January 2009” – I checked the website only to discover that Vince’s book is ‘Temporarily out of stock’, just days after publication.

Vince Cable's book has sold out

A simple cock-up by Amazon, or have Vince’s publishers massively under-estimated the Lib Dem deputy leader’s popularity with the British book-reading public?