I have been educated in the last week about the more volatile publishing industry now that ebooks dominate the market. To make a book survive the white noise of self-published crap, the book must sell and must receive reviews. With ebooks, marketing is now more akin to viral campaigning...
I know that the book has sold because many readers commented on this forum. I would like to ask on behalf of myself and the authors that the many readers express their opinion on an Amazon review as soon as possible. No one needs to write anything fancy, just make your enthusiasm for the book known in a short review. Right now, the reviews are limited to The Adjunct Prof and myself.
It will help another book exposing the scam to survive!
(UPDATE from OTLSS - I second Adam's request. We get about 2,500 hits here per day. Assuming (conservatively) that only 20% are readers, and that only 20% of those readers have Amazon accounts, that's 100 potential reviews on Amazon for this book. We rarely ask for you guys to do much except sit back and read and comment once in a while, but this would be a great way to spread some influence beyond this blog. Apathy doesn't work anymore and if we're going to make changes, we need to expand and venture out from here once in a while. Recently, you were all asking for easy pieces of activism that required no effort whatsoever - well, here's one. Adam has handed you a task on a plate. I for one would like to see how well our readers are able to respond to a challenge like this. I hope I'm not disappointed, because when outsiders look in and see a group of people who aren't willing to step out from behind the comments section of the blog, it makes us all look toothless, insignificant and kinda pathetic. And while you're over at Amazon, if you've bought some other pre-law guides in the past and found them to be lacking, why not review those too and give them the two or three stars that they truly deserve instead of their current five star ratings?)