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“Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” – Jay-Z, “Reminder”

This morning, I checked the sales stats for my two books GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI. You know, just to see how well they were doing.

Well, according to Amazon, the sales rank for KISSES FOR TATI was 280,613; GUESTLIST, which was released back in March, is at 331,939.

Now, some of you may be saying, “That’s not impressive. It ain’t like you hit number one or nothin’.” But I’m a tell you like this, Dear Readers: those rankings are impressive as hell.

First, you must take into account that my books are going up against over EIGHT MILLION other books in Amazon’s database. To be included in the Top 300,000 out of 8,000,000 is fucking extraordinary.

Second, understand that I am practically doing all of this BY MYSELF. I must reiterate this, it’s not like I had a true mentor or helping hand. I had no co-signs prior to publishing any of these books. No hook-ups, no one taking a chance on the kid. I did this all by myself. Plus, the staff of Be Cool Books is exceedingly small.

So I look at these sales rankings with no small measure of pride. I’m making it happen.

Have you read my books yet? If not, what are you waiting on? KISSES FOR TATI already has a 4.5 rating on Goodreads, and GUESTLIST has 4.7 on Amazon.

To buy GUESTLIST at Amazon, click here.

To buy GUESTLIST at Barnes and Noble, click here.

To buy KISSES FOR TATI at Amazon, click here.

To buy KISSES FOR TATI at Barnes and Noble, click here.

To buy either GUESTLIST or KISSES FOR TATI from my store, click here.

GUESTLIST is also available for Kindle, Nook, and iPad. Ebook versions of KISSES FOR TATI are coming soon.

Plus, there are some exciting things happening with Be Cool Books. I can’t wait to share the news with you all. Thanks to all of you for your support. Happy reading! Cheers!

Well, this is pretty hilarious. A user from Reddit actually convinced novelist Jonathan Franzen to sign his Kindle eReader earlier this week. The acclaimed author allegedly elicited a “resigned sigh,” as his disdain for eReaders is legendary. It’s an opinion I share with Franzen.

The autographed device can be seen above: Franzen scrawled his name and wrote “SIGNED KINDLE” on the back of the device.

Earlier this year, Franzen expressed his contempt for eBooks, saying:

When I read a book, I’m handling a specific object in a specific time and place. The fact that when I take the book off the shelf it still says the same thing – that’s reassuring.

Apparently, he doesn’t care much for Twitter either.

The rise of eReaders and eBooks has always been a hot button topic amongst writers, readers, and those in the publishing industry. Where do you stand, Dear Readers? Are you a fan of this infernal technology? Or are you, like me and Mr. Franzen, members of a sensible society, one that cherishes the printed word and real books. (I suppose you can see where I stand.) Holler at me in the comments below!