Self-published Ahmed gets paperback deal

<p>The latest episode in the extraordinary publishing story of Iqbal Ahmed is the sale to Constable&amp;Robinson of paperback rights in his two self-published books, Sorrows of the Moon and Empires of the Mind.

Leo Hollis at C&R bought the books through Patrick Walsh at Conville&amp;Walsh.

Ahmed arrived in London from Kashmir in 1993, and now works as a concierge at the Marriott Hotel in Swiss Cottage. In Sorrows of the Moon, which he brought out in 2005 under the Coldstream Publications imprint, he portrayed a rarely publicised London: that of, in Walsh's words, "cast-off South American mi...

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