Another post (get used to ‘em) about my upcoming book – Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981 – 1996 – This time: Complaints from someone who’s never had the patience to pre-order ANYTHING…
So two days ago I was elated to come across this on the Amazon page for my upcoming book:
‘#50 in Books > Arts & Photography > Music > Musical Genres > Punk’
I even sent out a Tweet about the discovery. The excitement was motivated – 100% – by the fact that pre-orders are responsible for this magic, and I mean PRE-orders. The book’s publication date is mid-September, and knowing how this stuff rolls, it could be pushed back a month (or not). Still, I’ve only pre-ordered one thing over the course of my long record-and-book-consuming history, and the release date was two months out. I just don’t have the patience. My book doesn’t come for 5 – 6 months, so the Amazon ranking was heartwarming, to say the least.
BUT GUESS WHAT ISN’T HEARTWARMING?!?!?
When I happened to “accidentally” eye-graze the same area on the same
page this morning, my book had fallen to #60. When a similarly
“accidental” online wrong turn put it in front of me again around 3pm, IT
WAS AT #67
NOT COOL!!! NO ONE WANTS TO SPEND HARD-
EARNED MONEY ON A BOOK (WRITING/CONTENT
UNREAD) THEN SIT AROUND FOR SIX MONTHS
WAITING ON THE GOODS?!? INGRATES!!! IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP WITH FIXING THIS PROBLEM, PRE-
[Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be taken seriously. But if any readers did indeed take it seriously, that's totally fine. Everyone is encouraged to pre-order/order/purchase my upcoming book whenever such a thing is convenient. Maybe five years after its publication date, anyone left should borrow it from a friend or look for it anywhere remainder or half-off books rocking black Sharpie marks...are sold.]
PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFO,
NEWS, OR OTHER EXCUSES TO MAKE POSTS
RELATED TO MY UPCOMING BOOK SO I CAN THEN
COMPOSE TWEETS RELATED TO MY UPCOMING
BOOK……………………………..SO PEOPLE ACQUIRE
AND READ MY UPCOMING BOOK
I’ve moved this update re: my new/next book to its appropriate home, and when applicable, will probably follow this “procedure” with all future posts.
Watch/listen to all four parts of this lecture:
Though it is in regards to a different talk, the L.A. Times has provided a blow-by-blow of the Twitter blow-by-blow that showcases the appropriate ninnies for the ninnies they are, but could only be in the current cultural mire that has made them. I’m sorry that you have to read this steaming coil that someone paid a “writer” to “write”, but you have to….
Oh, and I must continue to baby-step promote my next book by directed you to
…which can be accessed by hitting the “Gimme Indie Rock:…” page to the right or following this link.
Seemed a good idea to free up this blog’s main thoroughfare so it can handle the regular outpouring of content.
On a different and more somber note, my thoughts (and hopefully yours) go out to Phil Sheridan (+ his family and friends), a Magnet Magazine colleague of mine who suffered a heart attack while jogging on March 11. Phil has written the Back Page of the magazine for the last 20 years, and the attack was major enough to put everyone in “fingers crossed” mode (as per the editorial courtesy of our mutual editor and Phil’s longtime best friend, Eric Miller), where it appears we remain. Each time I get an issue, I read Phil’s column first…before I check the Letters for nastiness about my own column, before I spot read my own column for stupidity and mistakes, and so on. Phil, get well…seriously.