Unforseen Circumstances, says the fortune Teller
All right, I suppose it is my fault. Four years ago, when I started writing this series, I came up with a name for a group of musicians that I thought was funny, what with them being dwarfs, living underground and all that.
I suppose that I should have contacted a fortune teller, a Mystic who could navigate the choppy waters of the future better than one of my Satnavs, and see that W H Smiths would start selling dinosaur porn alongside their childrens' books, get caught, and pull down half of a multinational ebook seller's website. But frankly, if I'd written that four years ago, you would have laughed me off your screens as stupid. Actually, you probably still do. Whatever.
Anyway, the fact is that at today's date 1 November 2013, The Banned are still Banned by W H Smiths who prefer only to sell hard core pornography written by the Big 5 publishers (yes, it's all there) in preference to a scribbler of bad jokes.
But now, KOBO is live again if you live in the UK. My publishers assure me it is available in other parts of the world too, although I'm not driving that far to check.