On March 6, 2013, I released the original volume of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions. In less than two weeks, on March 21, it peaked at #1 in Amazon paperbacks in its genre, and # 4,735 in all Amazon paperbacks. It is constantly ranked in the top 1 % of all books in print on Amazon.com. Every time I check out where it is being offered I find new sites. Just today I found it on a site in Singapore. It has received high critical acclaim by newspaper writers and authors, as well as ministers and college professors across the US; been placed in and used in colleges and numerous public libraries. I could go on and on, but there is no need. I have been so blessed that thousands of people have found this book helpful; one even used to teach English as a second language. I am also honored and humbled by this.
That is why I released a second volume two months ago which is already finding a ready marketplace. Both may be yours today on Amazon sites worldwide. Many thanks to each person who has purchased a copy of my books.
This Thursday is the first of two local book signings for my new book, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, Volume II. The first volume is still ranked in the top 1/2 of 1 percent of all paperbacks on Amazon.com, and is also selling in the UK and Continental Europe as well as occasionally in other countries. It has received top reviews by experts in the field of writing, teaching and speaking, as well as the average English speaker, and has been used in helping others learn our language, and selected for numerous libraries. I am very proud of this success, and looking forward to great sales from the second volume which picks up where the other one left off, with meanings and origins of over 1,000 new phrases and proverbs. If you haven’t bought the second one yet (or even the first one), or know someone who would appreciate one for a gift. if you are close enough, come on out Thursday, or go to Amazon or my site at stclairpublications.com where a discount is given when ordering both!
When I published the first volume of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions it was my hope that it would become a standard bearer in its genre for people to discover new truths about the fascinating English language. I am happy to say that it has. On a regular basis I hear or read new reports of how the book is used. A minister said that it helped him in preparation of his sermons, and in his opinion was the best book every published of its type. A school teacher said that it was great for helping with students, and it has been praised by numerous authors. About a week ago I heard a head librarian on a radio talk show say that he kept his copy on his desk at the library and referred to it regularly. Then about a day later I saw a thesis on line which had been written by a PHD student at Vanderbilt University to obtain her doctorate which quoted this book. The thesis was approved. Just this morning I saw a new review on Amazon.com by a man who, as a newspaper writer, gave a copy of two books to a Ukranian student to help him learn English. This book was one of those two. He, like 21 out of 24 reviewing it on Amazon, gave it 5 stars. Now my new book has barely hit the Internet. For those who enjoyed the first book, it is just as detailed and deeply researched as the first. For those who don’t have either, I have had my webmaster, Kent, place a special offer on the site for the books as a set at a special price. Those of you who read this and order this set from my site at stclairpublications.com will be receiving signed copies. I appreciate each of you very much! .