Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Art of Subtlety

Last night I spoke by phone to my brother and his wife. I told them about my book and asked them to buy a copy. Neither one is computer-savvy, and they don't get the whole Kindle concept, so they were rather lukewarm about it, saying "We'll take it [buying the book] under advisement."

Today I sent this e-mail. Do you think I was too subtle?

"Would you PLEASE buy my book. It's only 99 cents, I worked very hard on it, and Richard is mentioned in the acknowledgements. 'We'll take it under advisement' isn't good enough, LOL! I NEED you to buy the book!!! It means a lot to me that you buy it! You don't have to read it, you don't have to have a Kindle or Kindle app, just spend 99 cents and buy it, PLEASE!!! Here's the link to go to in order to buy it:  
If you don't buy it, I'll know as I can see the regions for the sales. If you don't buy it, I'll come visit and stay forever ROFL!!! So you better buy it, and do so today!!!
PS I'm not kidding so buy the book! Now!!!! (Pleeeaaaase?!)"
Again, was I too subtle?


  1. I've no siblings myself, but it seems rather odd to me that your brother was so lukewarm to the idea. That being said, I do have cousins who would laugh at me if I asked them to buy my upcoming book, so I get how you feel.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Jason. He's a half-brother, actually, and there's a huge difference in age. Therefore we didn't grow up together or in the same house, so the relationship is probably more like you have with your cousins. Thanks again for commenting!


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