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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Like A Book? Tell Somebody by Andy Scheer

Technology is great, but sometimes it's good to remember the basics.

Take the novel I just started enjoying. How'd I find out about it? Somebody told me.

A couple weeks ago I wrote about my resolution to broaden my reading this year. Someone emailed me about a particular author's series.

I checked my public library's website, found they had the first two books, and reserved those copies. (It's great to have a well-stocked library.)

Turns out the first book was printed back in 2003. The copy I checked out was from the fourth printing, so it must have sold well.

But for some reason, even ten years later, the author's name was new to me. If someone hadn't told me, it still would be.

I expect to finish the novel soon (weekend reading time is tight during the NFL playoffs). If the rest of the book is as good as the first third, I plan to tell some people about it... What a novel idea.

3 comments:

Adam Blumer said...

Ah. Like they say, word of mouth is still the best salesman. Thanks for the post!

Linda Glaz said...

I'm totally with you. I started reading Tim Downs this year and haven't stopped laughing yet. And I can't tell you how many people I've told about his writing. You are sooooo "write" :) that's the best way to advertise!!!

Audrey said...

I'm part of a book club, and one of the things I like best about it is that I read books that I would have never picked on my own. I've loved most of the choices so far, and I have a whole new list of authors for my "keep your eye on" list! Thanks for sharing this.