I’m delighted to announce that the paperback edition of “How To Make The World Add Up” is imminent – it will be published on 6th May in the UK as well as Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa , and indeed anywhere else outside the US and Canada.
(Your daily reminder, with my apologies, that in the US & Canada the same book has a different title: The Data Detective.)
The book tries to distill everything I’ve learned in fifteen years of writing columns and nearly that long in presenting More or Less. I argue that numbers are an essential tool for making sense of the world – and every one of us has the ability to make sense of the statistical claims all around us. By asking a few simple questions of the numbers, and of ourselves, we can make the world make sense.
The book is full of stories and examples, from the nurse who started a public health revolution with a pie chart to the forger who fooled the experts – and the Nazis.
I’m very proud of the book and was delighted with how the hardback edition was received – it was the number one Sunday Times business bestseller in December. A Christmas Number One!
Alas, the bad news is that the hardback sold out over and over again. Lots of people who were interested in buying the book will, I fear, have shrugged and given up. So the paperback launch feels like a second chance for them, for me and for the book.
I know that you’re thinking, “Tim, what can I do to help?”
I’m really glad you asked. Pre-orders are incredibly helpful in prodding bookshops to stock up, and in pushing the book onto the all-important bestseller lists. So if you plan to buy the book, please do it straight away! You can pre-order on Bookshop or Amazon – or stroll down to your local bookshop (they re-open TODAY in the UK) and place an order.
If you bought the hardback and enjoyed it, thank you so much – and consider pre-ordering a paperback for a friend. Or just spread the word. Thank you.