What do I have to do to buy a copy?
Go to Granville Island Publishing‘s website ( www.granvilleislandpublishing.com ) and pay for it online. Your book will arrive by mail. Alternatively, you can order it from Amazon.com or Amazon.ca – for many people that might be quickest, depending on whether Granville island is keeping up the supply of books to them – never a sure thing, I’m afraid.
What about bookshops – aren’t they carrying Rufus?
Some bookshops are – Mosaic in Kelowna, for example; also Hager and Blackberry in Vancouver, Munro’s , maybe Bolen, in Victoria, Otter Books in Nelson, Volume One in Duncan. But until Granville Island finds a new distributor, bookshops can only order more copies directly from Granville Island. And that may not happen – we’ll have to see.
So what happened to Raincoast? Weren’t they supposed to be distributing Rufus?
They were indeed – but, for their own reasons, they terminated their arrangement with Granville island on 1 July 2014.
That was pretty tough on Rufus – just as he was getting going.
Rufus survived a lot worse in his short life. You wait and see – things will brighten up! We’ll have him back in bookshops soon – by hook or by crook!