Ezra Lb. wrote:FrankChurch wrote:Ezra, put your money where your mouth is, buy something of Mark's?
Poor Frank always a day late and a dollar short. I am the proud owner of Mark's novel COMPASS REACH which I recently secured from Amazon (Mark that will explain the royalty check for 14 cents you received ). I have a small bookcase built by my grandfather who was a carpenter and a furniture maker (and a Baptist minister). It has found its function as my "to be read" shelf and sits at the foot of my bed. CR is perched majestically between a Dickens novel and a Clifford Simak novel on the top shelf. Right now I'm in the middle of managing a test and conducting training classes for some newbies (the first we've had in a while) and so my pleasure reading is done in twenty minute bursts. I want to save Mark's novel for later in the summer when I am free to practice total immersion again. Looking forward to it!
I very much appreciate that, but I won't be getting that .14 cents as the publisher is long out of business. No matter---it really does matter that people are still acquiring the books and, better yet, reading them.
But to Frank's no doubt well-intentioned challenge, I would appreciate the business certainly, but in no way would enjoy a snark fest over who does or does not buy something of mine.