Some retailers have already Small Victories on sale today (27 August) one week early, while the rest will have it on sales on 3 September, when the ebook edition also goes on sale.

Here’s how and where to pick up Small Victories in the UK.

High street shops

Try your local bookshop. If it is an independent shop, they should will be able to get it in. Or you can order through Hive, and then pick it up at your local shop.

For Waterstones, if you click and collect online you can pick up in one of their stores. They may also have some on their shelves. Ask – and please ask them to order in more.

WH Smith are unlikely to have them on their shelves except in their biggest stores. But order at your local store or online and they’ll get it in.

Foyles have copies in their Charing Cross store in London.


Here is a long list of online shops with direct links to buy.
WH Smith


The book will be available from Amazon Kindle store and Apple iBooks store on 3 September. Order now and it will be delivered to your device on that date.




Watch out for dodgy fake pdf versions online. They are riddled with viruses and fake.

Also, try not to buy from “used book” websites on Amazon or elsewhere online. The author – me – gets nothing from these sales.

Amazon is a necessary evil for most writers and publishers, and by far the best way to get books to a large worldwide readership quickly and efficiently. But many, including me, have concerns with Amazon over labour practices, vast inequality of profit-sharing, tax practices, market distortion, and their unequal relationship with publishers and authors.
Luckily, you can get Small Victories in any number of independent stores.
Here are some we have found:


Hive is an online network of 360 independent bookstores in the UK. A percentage of the profits go back into your nearest independent bookshop every time you make a purchase, or you can select your “favourite” bookshop to benefit instead. You can also arrange to pick up the book in your local bookshop.


The Guardian Bookshop



Indiebound is a community of independent bookstores in the US. There are two ways to purchase books through IndieBound:
(1) The “Buy Here” button on every book page allows readers to purchase the book immediately, and the sale will support the entire network of independent bookstores.
​(2) By entering a zip code in the “Shop Local” box, readers will be able to choose from among the websites for a list of independent bookstores near them. They will then be transferred to the selected store’s website to complete the purchase.

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Here’s a few in Faith No More territory

Books Inc

Laurel Book Store

Pegasus Books

Green Apple Books

Browser Books

Elsewhere in the US:

Word Book Store

Elliott Bay Book Company

Left Bank Books

Mac’s Backs

Joseph Beth

Barbara’s Bookstore

Book Culture

Brookline Booksmith

Eagle Eye Books

Skylight Books

I’ll add some more links for outside the UK and US later but here are some we’ve mentioned before:

McNally Robinson


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It may still be around three months until you can actually read Small Victories and buy it in actual book shops, but the book is finished. There is nothing more than I can do with it, to add or subtract or edit.

The final touches were put to the book last week. It got another deep proofreading with about 100 commas added and several corrections made.

A detailed Index was also added. Here’s a peek at some of it:


The book is now being printed—in China.
That will take another few weeks, and then the several thousand copies will be shipped from there to stores around the world—and Amazon warehouses.

On sale
The book will be available almost everywhere from 3 September.
It is not just available on Amazon—you should be able to find it in most large bookstores.
And for those chains that have not ordered stock—Eason’s in Ireland and WH Smith in the UK for example—contact your local branch and ask them to order it.

Other stores

Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
Mighty Ape
Books a Million
McNally Robinson

There will also some reviews and interviews leading up to the launch in September, and I also hope there are some launch events and signings, with the main launch likely to happen in London in early September.



The publication of Small Victories is still four months away, but the book is coming together.

Today I’ve been finalising captions and the final text – the index – will be completed next week. The book has now been typeset, and I’m delighted with the job Jawbone Press have done.

Here’s a sneak peek

(Yes, there are four parts to the book!)

You can pre-order Small Victories here

Or order it at your local book store.