Neil Blower’s world record attempt is now running live on the author’s local news platform, Salford Online.
The story about Neil’s plan to set a new world record for the longest-ever book signing – by signing 5,000 copies of his first novel, Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins – over a five-day period – can be read in full here.
Neil, 30, a Royal Tank Regiment veteran who turned to writing as a form of therapy after being struck down with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will make the attempt at the annual War and Peace Revival show in Kent next month.
He will spend up to 18 hours-a-day signing ‘Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins’ and has even vowed to eat and SLEEP at his table if it means selling more copies.
Each fan who attends will receive his signature and a short personal message printed inside the book.
A spokesman for Palamedes PR, which is orchestrating the record attempt, said: “We would like to thank Salford Online for its kind support. We are, as ever, very grateful to the media for promoting Neil’s astonishing writing career.”