Who are you and what do you do?Link (via Making Light)
Richard Screech. Penguin General Sales Rep for Central London & Heathrow.
What's the first thing you do every morning?
Apart from ensuring that my laptop batteries are fully charged I check my diary to see which lucky shops will have the benefit of me visiting them that day.
What do you spend most of your time doing?
My time is split between subscribing new titles, ensuring good displays of our many, many bestsellers and also stockchecking backlist. This can often mean getting involved with a shop's own EPOS system. As an example, reps have been able to help overcome the severe staff shortages that are currently being experienced in Waterstones branches by checking their core stoc
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.