Friends have been asking "how is the book selling?" - I'm happy to report that Sustainable Energy - without the hot air has been doing quite well. On amazon.co.uk, its sales rank among all books has been wandering around the 100 mark for some time now. And in the list of the most popular Science and Nature books, it's at number 4, ahead of Dawkins' God Delusion, and (a great personal triumph, this) ahead of the IEE's renowned "On-site Guide; BS 7671 : 2008 IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition".
I made a graph showing how the sales rank of SEWTHA has evolved on amazon.co.uk and on amazon.com. The light vertical lines mark events, with the most significant ones being the Economist's review, the Cory Doctorow review, and the coverage by the Guardian, which took the sales rank to 47.
The latest piece of good news is that I've been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Society's press release mentions me and the book, which is very nice of them!