Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Sunday, April 08, 2012

A thank you at Easter

Lady Word-of-Mouth, look kindly upon me!

"No advertising or promotional campaign can take the place of readers talking to other readers and thrusting a book into their hands and saying, 'Hey, you've got to read this.'"
    --George R. R. Martin

Thanks to 694 readers for reading/downloading chapter one of A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage at Scribd since pub date on March 30th.

5 comments:

  1. 694 readers of that chapter?
    Well, that should equate to 694 more copies sold in time then.
    Excellent!

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  2. I hope some of them convert to readers of the whole book, rather than treating it as a short story!

    You're up early, out there in Ohio! Me too. I got up early as well and am working on my library talk...

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.