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A Personal Request Regarding My Book

Hi all,

I realized this morning that I’ve been blogging for almost four years.  A most enjoyable, surprising four years.

And now we’re entering an exhilarating and slightly unnerving new phase.

The publication date for The World’s Strongest Librarian grows ever nearer.  The publicity machine is cranking wildly and there are lots of great things happening behind the scenes that I’ll be able to share soon.

A couple of days ago I asked you to please ask your local libraries to order the book.  I’ve already received many responses from readers who did it.  Thank you!

Today I have a more personal request.  Lots of people are asking me questions like, “What can I do to make sure you get the biggest royalty per copy?” or, jokingly, “How can I call Oprah and tell her to pick you?’   These are good questions from kind folks, but it’s too early for either of them.

Right now, here’s what I need more than anything

If you ever plan on getting my book, the most helpful thing for me right now is if you can pre-order it.  This week.  We are all hell-bent on getting a bestseller out of this book and this will go a long way to making it happen.

So if you plan on getting a copy, but were going to wait until launch date, I’d like to personally ask you to pre-order a copy instead.  And sooner is better.  Any of the buy links on this page will have the same effect.

If you do this, and you’re willing to mail your book to me, I will happily sign it and send it back to you.

Thank you.  Seriously, thank you!







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  • Eric West | Friendship Society March 19, 2013, 12:31 pm

    Do Kindle preorders count towards the bestseller list, or is it just the hardcopies?

    • Josh Hanagarne March 19, 2013, 12:41 pm

      Not sure, Eric, let me find out.

    • Josh Hanagarne March 19, 2013, 12:43 pm

      Okay, looks like either format is fine, since there are eBook bestseller lists as well. thanks!

    • Misty March 19, 2013, 1:54 pm

      That’s exactly what I came to ask 😀

      I ordered the Kindle edition. Unfortunately I won’t get a signature out of it–maybe we could get a postcard? 🙂

      I will promote as much as I can–thanks for being inspiring, Josh!

      • Josh Hanagarne March 19, 2013, 2:06 pm

        I’ll sign your Kindle!

        • Misty March 20, 2013, 6:07 am

          Actually that could be a cool Kindle cover or skin idea. Something with a plain-ish area which could take permanent marker, and you can bring that with you to book signings. Imagine it covered with signatures!

      • Casey B March 19, 2013, 3:22 pm

        I will also sign anyone’s kindle if that helps in any way.

  • Zane Frisbie March 19, 2013, 5:46 pm

    Pre-ordered you’re book! Best if luck!

  • Pauline March 20, 2013, 8:43 am

    I pre-ordered yesterday! Glad to do it.

  • Jon March 20, 2013, 10:32 am

    Just pre-ordered the hardcover. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Carol Dalton March 21, 2013, 10:43 am

    I can hardly wait. Just pre-ordered.

  • Chris B March 21, 2013, 11:42 am

    I actually pre-ordered my copy almost 4 weeks ago! Been waiting impatiently ever since ….

  • Gustavo March 21, 2013, 1:36 pm

    You got it. I’ll send you my kindle for your sign.

  • jdp814 April 3, 2013, 10:19 am

    I’m pre-ordering now. One for me and my kindle. One hard copy for my local public library.