Day 19--Promises, Sacramento Book Review, and the POD Journal

Hello to all my readers, old and new. Today I'm going to talk about promises.

I'm not going to lecture about keeping promises. I'm going to lecture about making promises.

Often when friends buy a book, I talk to them a month or two later to ask if they've read at least part of it or if they've finished it, and I've been surprised with the response. Many of the people I ask look like they're about to break down and cry and promise me that they will get around to reading it.

The first time you think that it's just that one person that overreacts to the question that way, but as I've asked more and more buyers, they invariably say the same thing.

Please, PLEASE don't do this. It's tiresome and annoying, and it will definitely make me want to avoid you. It's a yes or no question. I'm not asking you to promise me anything, just to tell me whether or not you've read the thing.

Now that that rambling is out of the way, let's get down to business. I am going to be shipping off two copies of my book today to the Sacramento Book Review in (you guessed it) Sacramento. I hope to receive a good review from them, as it would get me some sales in Sacramento and San Fransisco, as people who are reading this review will probably be in that area. But also it will be a great thing to put up on my book's Amazon page in the Editorial Reviews section. It's a legit and big-sounding review service, and I hope that it works out okay for me.

I have recently set up a POD Journal blog that will document my many adventures in the POD business as well as provide for a site for authors to get reviews. They will be reviewed by my new review service entitled the "Anderson Book Review." My first book that I will be doing is The Nine Lives of Clemenza by Holly Christine. It's a good book so far, and I hope to be able to get the review out by the end of this week or the beginning of next (ironically around the time the Lulu Book Review gets around to reviewing my own book).

That's all for now, folks. Catcha later.


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