LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Aleksandr Orlov, founder of comparethemeerkat.com, is set to follow-up the success of his no.1 bestselling autobiography, A Simples Life, with a series of six books about the colourful characters from his home village Meerkovo, Russia. Ebury Press signed a new deal with Aleksandr Orlov, following the success of the last book. The series, aimed at Aleksandr fans, young and old, will be published in time for Christmas.
A Simples Life, published in 2010, sold over 500,000 copies beating celebrity autobiographies by Lord Sugar, Katie Price, Michael McIntyre, Cheryl Cole and Keith Richards to the coveted Christmas bestseller slot staying there for four weeks!
Although the contents of the new books remain a closely guarded secret, publishing industry experts are already predicting similar success. Andrew Goodfellow of Ebury Publishing said, "A Simples Life was the publishing story of 2010 and the nation's obsession with Aleksandr and all things meerkat continues to grow with over half a million books sold so far. We are looking forward to the same mix of fun and success that we enjoyed with Aleksandr last time."
Speaking from his home village of Meerkovo, Aleksandr said, "I am very excite to announce new book deal, people say I remind them of a young William Shakesmeer, I never heard of him."
About Aleksandr Orlov
Aleksandr Orlov has amassed over 800,000 Facebook fans and around 50,000 followers on Twitter since he first appeared on TV in January 2009, urging those looking for car insurance at http://www.comparethemarket.com not to come to http://www.comparethemeerkat.com by mistake. His iSimples iphone application attracted over 700,000 subscribers, reaching No.1 on the iTunes free app download chart. His catchphrase 'Simples' has even entered the Oxford English Dictionary. Aleksandr's biography "A Simples Life" sold 500,000 copies, topping the Christmas bestseller list in 2010. More recently he has given over three quarters of a million people an official Meerkat soft toy as a reward for knowing the difference between http://www.comparethemarket.com and http://www.comparethemeerkat.com