Mr. Jaiser, who had previously been somewhat skeptical, took heart and listed my book in the bar assortment. At the time, I didn’t even have an ISBN number. The nice man then gave me another helpful tip: “Just let the other colleagues know that we have it listed.”
The way was paved. Now all customers could purchase the books nationwide, and in any bookstore. The only problem was that very few Germans knew what the little cakes were all about. Until the end, I delivered the boxes of 50 books to the wholesaler myself. It was always fun when, instead of a giant truck with a trailer, my little blue Golf rabbit TDI stopped at the barrier and asked to be let in. In the meantime, the gatekeepers had gotten used to my little “delivery truck”.
I also sent a copy to the Weltbild publishing house. Promptly, an order for 2000 books arrived. I quickly had to reprint a new edition. How fortunate that we had a forklift at my parents’ company. Without it, nothing would have worked back then.