I once had a friend who wrote wonderful historical romances back in the day when they were 150,000 to 200,000 words long and often earned the nickname “bodice rippers.” She also was a high school English teacher.
When one of her books came out, she told us that she stood up at a big conference of English teachers and held it up and told everybody to go buy one. Or, buy three, duct-tape them together and use them as doorstops. “Don’t tell me you don’t read romance. I didn’t tell you to read it. I told you to BUY it.”
My husband’s friend once told me, “Let me know when your book comes out so I can buy three or four.”
I was startled. Three or four?
He shrugged. “I buy Girl Scout Cookies, all sorts of stuff at work that I am not going to eat, so why not buy a few of your books?”
I will admit for a split-second I was offended that he equated me with a charity. A split-second, and then I got over it. Believe me, I let him know when every book was available after that.
I do buy books I will never read for similar reasons.
Oh, guess what!
It’s available for Kindle (to be read on a Kindle, iPhone, iPad or computer via Kindle app) at Amazon.
It’s available for any ereader, any device, DRM-free, at Book View Cafe.
It’s only $2.99.
Unfortunately it won’t make a good door stop.
But don’t let that stop you!
I am not going to be so crass as to tell you to buy my book even though you don’t intend to read it.
But if you want to, I won’t stop you.
::Exit pooks, whistling innocently.::