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Best Selling Meerkat Author Aleksandr Orlov Signs New Book Deal

May 20, 2012

LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Aleksandr Orlov, founder of comparethemeerkat.com [http://www.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
[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simples-Life-Times-Aleksandr-Orlov/dp/0091940508 ], 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

SOURCE comparethemarket.com

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