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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rank and File

Could my book rank get any lower? Even though the paperback edition is due in December of this year, (that means it did well!) my Amazon rank has not gotten into the good numbers in a while. But my dinner at the White House may help that; I just got this lovely thank you note from Laura Bush. Now there’s a lady who was raised with good manners. Maybe she’ll read it; maybe she’ll like it; maybe she’ll talk about it to someone somewhere! Stranger things have happened, after all (like my being invited to the White House by the Bushes, for starters!). Anyway, this is one thank you note I am saving! I think I’ll start a “Fame File.”


What did you say about Autism Speaks?
Rosalinda Vargas

— added by Rosalinda Vargas on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 10:50 am

Hi Rosalinda,
This is what I said (in my blog, not my book. Autism Speaks did not exist when I was writing my book)

— added by Susan Senator on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 11:36 am

Just as a note: You might not want to take too close a look at Amazon sale ranks.
When someone orders a book on Amazon, only one book is sent. When a book store orders a book, they order a set number of books. (If I recall, it’s at least 10.) The more books you sell in book stores instead of online, the better. That would mean your publisher is getting more money. 🙂 I can’t remember where I read this, but it’s something I’ve kept in the back of my own head for when I finally get this book finished and attempt to publish it.

— added by Jen on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 4:00 pm

Jen –
Please let us know when your book is ready, and what it’s about!

— added by Susan Senator on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 4:31 pm

LOL! I’m starting to think it might be a few million years before it’s done.
I’m writing a book on single parenting an autistic child simply because there are none that I have found other than the obligatory paragraph in other books. (That was a little run on sentence… oops)
Alena’s only three so I get to write during naps (hers not mine). She also likes to color on my note pages. It’s going to be an interesting book, what with illustrations and all.

— added by Jen on Friday, August 11, 2006 at 8:39 am

Hi Susan,
Maimonides wrote a little book (actually it was a series of letters) for one student of his. The book, “Guide for the perplexed” is still around, and I have four printings of it 😉
I am just trying to say that if you are concerned about your book making a difference, it definitely did, and will continue to do so as long as autism is around. And the few who read it are surely grateful.

— added by xamdam on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 10:46 pm

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