Positive reviews

I have been elated at the positive comments that readers of my most recent phrase origin book have posted on Amazon. Everyone so far has rated it five out of five stars. Earlier this afternoon I was mulling this over and the thought came to me to check and see if any new reviews had been posted since I had looked at the site. I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found. It was a new review by a minister whom I was to find lives and works in Ohio.

He stated that this is “truly the best book of its kind”. I am humbled. He added the comment, “Buy it!”

The secret in writing a book that will sell is to find a subject that a lot of people want to read about, but not everyone has already written about. Then make your work the best that all of your time and effort can develop. That is what I tried to do with Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions. It took between two and a half and three years to bring together and polish up for publication this unusual tome. It is 730 pages in very fine print with wide margins and no illustrations. All of the long hours were worth it. It represents my finest work to date, and others seem to appreciate it.

If you don’t have your copy yet you may order one today in either paperback or Kindle on Amazon worldwide. Email me for instructions on getting an autographed copy at stan@stclair.net .

 

2 thoughts on “Positive reviews

  1. You’ve hit the nail on the head with these words ……

    The secret in writing a book that will sell is to find a subject that a lot of people want to read about, but not everyone has already written about.

    Not an easy task.

    I, for one, am so incredibly proud that you have been able to come up with a winner, such as this.

  2. Thank you, Michele. And yes, you are right. Finding the proper subject is not easy. Then making the work enjoyable enough to sell well is also a difficult task. As a general rule, anything which is marketable takes a lot of time to write. But all of the work is worth it when you find that people really are buying it and reading it.

    You are a very talented writer. You have a select market, and your followers are loyal. Hats off to your fine work as well!

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