Today marks the end of the academic year in Bristol, UK and so I thought I would take stock. This has been an auspicious week. SuperSense got an amazing review in Science, which called it “marvelous” and ” … an important contribution to the psychological literature that is revealing the actuality of our very irrational human nature.” This was so important to me to get recognition from the mainstream journals and even a “hard sciences” colleague of mine emailed to congratulate me.
Sales are picking up and the book is sold out in many branches of Waterstones, UK. I wish they could get their distribution act together as some have been without books for 3 weeks which is a pain when you put so much effort in for promotion. That said, the book has been sold to eight countries and is being translated into Dutch, Portuguese, Croatian, Spanish and Japanese. It has been out 3 months and so far, signs are looking promising.
A lot of this is down to the site and you guys. Today we hit 100,000 visits which is great considering the first post went up July 10th, less than a year ago. About half of this is repeat traffic whereas others stumble here looking for UFOs and blood (the two most common search terms that link to this site). So keep coming and keep commenting – a lot of people are reading your thoughts.
While my teaching and marking may have come to an end, the writing and research continues. Not to mention updating the blog. I am going to a meeting next month which promises to be amazing. So watch this space.