Well, it’s that time again, when I update you on the dizzying progress of my various AML publications up the charts. I find to my astonishment (and doubtless your relief) that we haven’t discussed this since Christmas.
You will be delighted to hear that there are now 218 little piggies who have already made their way to market: since publication, “AML: A Guide for the Non-Executive Director” has sold 20 copies in the Isle of Man, 27 in Jersey, 49 in the UK and a whopping 122 in Guernsey – go Guernsey! Some of you may remember that my initial plan for the pig in shades was to market him through the Institute of Directors but they were not interested at the time. Now that he is a proven best-seller (I may be over-egging the piggy here) I am thinking of trying again, so if anyone has any contacts or suggestions of how/who best to approach, I would love to hear from you.
Edward Jones is reaching the end of this particular line: I am currently writing his farewell adventure for the Money Laundering Bulletin, which means that over the summer I will be able to assemble “Suspicious Activity: Part 6” – and maybe even publish a bumper edition of all eighteen of Edward’s AML endeavours. In the first four months of 2013, there have been 41 downloads of the various parts of “Suspicious Activity”, including one in Germany. And so far in May, there have been nine downloads – including one each in Canada, Italy and Japan. Had Edward gone international while I wasn’t looking?